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"One of the greatest gifts is to feel alive while you are alive," Katherine Standefer says. She writes about her experiences living with an implantable cardiac defibrillator in Lightning Flowers. Luke Parsons/Hachette Book Group hide caption

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Author Details 'Living With Death' In Her 20s And Scrambling For Life-Saving Care

Katherine Standefer was uninsured and working as a hiking guide when diagnosed with a genetic heart condition. She chronicles her experience with an implanted heart device in Lightning Flowers.

"One of the greatest gifts is to feel alive while you are alive," Katherine Standefer says. She writes about her experiences living with an implantable cardiac defibrillator in Lightning Flowers. Luke Parsons/Hachette Book Group hide caption

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Luke Parsons/Hachette Book Group

Author Details 'Living With Death' In Her 20s And Scrambling For Life-Saving Care

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