Flaw on Girl Body Pride

Despite the history of my congenital heart defect, when I tell people about my heart surgery, people give me the look: the one where they see me and assume I needed a bypass. I suddenly speak louder, “I was born with a congenital heart defect. I had surgery at one and at four. Over the course of this year, I learned that I needed surgery again.” Then I go on to dispel any beliefs that my chubby body was the reason for my bad heart.

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