Letters of Inspiration: Feb 26th, 2011

I love it when people inspire each other.  This letter inspires me to inspire more young women to become cardiothoracic surgeons!

Date: February 26, 2011 11:20:44 PM PST
To: info@kathymagliato.com

Dear Ms. Magliato,
I wasn’t sure exactly how to contact you so I am sending this to your publicist and the email given on your website in the hopes that somehow it will end up reaching you.  My name is Zoe Fullerton and I am a senior at Palisades Charter High School.  Three weeks ago I picked up your book, Heart Matters, in a book store in Malibu by chance and I am so grateful that I did.  Though I am only a high school student it is my dream to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.  However, there are many things about my goal that in the past have made me doubtful that I could actually achieve it. Your stories about finding the balance between being a determined and “cold” surgeon and a compassionate doctor, not to mention finding the balance needed to become a respected female surgeon, have changed my life.  I have so much admiration for the way you have overcome and pushed through any obstacle placed before you.  I hope to one day be able to tell others about experiences similar to yours with the same passion and compassion that you convey in your book.  In simple words, you and your stories are an inspiration and I cannot thank you enough for that. In fact, it was your meeting with Christiaan Barnard that inspired me to write this email! Thank you again!

Z. F.

2011 Heart to Heart Women’s Event

2011 Heart to Heart Women’s Event | UCLA Anderson School of Management
Please come and enjoy this event on April 15th!!! I will be speaking and would love to see you as well! 2011 Heart to Heart Women’s Event | UCLA Anderson School of Management

Letters of Inspiration: Feb 23rd, 2011

I love inspiring our youth.  They are our future!  

Date: Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 7:08 PM
Subject: 10 year old wants to be you
To: info@kathymagliato.com

Dear Dr. Magliato,


Hello my name is Karee Dinkel and I am a fifth grader at Holy Family Elementary in Hays, Kansas. I am getting ready to be in a program called famous figures where we do a report about a famous person. After looking on the internet about women heart surgeons I found you. I want to be a heart surgeon when I grow up like you. We ordered your book and found lots of good information. But still need some more information. Here are some questions if you time to answer them I would appreciate it. I don’t have much time before the report is due and I might not have time to finish your book.


What is your birthday? Including the year.

Did you really start a food fight in high school?!

How come you lost your spot as class valedictorian?

Is there something else you would like people to know about you?


Thank you for your time!

K. D.

Fresh Air LA, next month

Stay tuned for more information about Fresh Air LA!  “We will be putting out cigarettes all over Los Angeles, and that’s a beautiful thing…”

Fresh Air LA mentioned in AHA newsletter


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Women Wear Red Event – Modesto, California

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