Letters of Inspiration: March 12, 2012

Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Subject: Women in Medicine Project

To: “info@kathymagliato.com”

Dear Kathy,

My name is A.V.A.  and I am a high school student at Averill Park High School in Averill Park, NY. I recently read your book “Heart Matters” because I want to be a cardiothoracic surgeon when I grow up and was looking for some inspiration. I decided I wanted to be a surgeon when I was about 12 when I first stepped into an OR for a PIP joint surgery. Since then I have bought countless of study books for physiology and cardiology. I even got a tour of the anatomy lab in Albany Med School where I got to hold a heart for the first time. Next summer I have plans to go work as a volunteer at a hospital down in NYC and be an assistant to one of the attending surgeons. I know there is nothing else I want to do more than continue with my education and become a surgeon.

Right now I’m doing a project for my Health class about women in medical careers, and was wondering if you would mind giving me a few quotes about what it’s like to be one of the only females in your profession. I’ve always admired your story and how you rose from your humble beginnings to go and make a difference in the world. Especially since the college and medical college you went to are right in my backyard. If you could email me back at this email address that would be greatly appreciated.


Sincerely, A. V. A

Life Moments for Women

Dr. Magliato recently contributed to a chapter in the book, Life Moments for Women.   The book will be announced during the International Women’s Festival which starts today.  More information can be found in an email they recently sent to me:


We are thrilled to announce that Life Moments for Women will be introduced on March 9 & 10 at the 5th annual International Women’s Festival, in Santa Barbara – in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month!
Our book project would not have come to fruition without YOU, and we are deeply grateful for your support.  Thank you for generously sharing your special “moment,” we are sending you a free copy of the book with your picture on the cover
Life Moments for Women (especially with your picture on the cover) is a perfect gift for all the special women in your life: mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, nieces, co-workers, customers and friends.  It’s a great gift for the men in your life too!
Remember, profits will benefit the Women’s Foundation of California!
Also, we invite you to help us announce Life Moments to the world at a Press Conference on Friday, March 9 at 4:15 pm, followed by a VIP reception, 5-8 pm.  Supermodel and entrepreneur/business woman Kathy Ireland will be presented the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Award and many of our esteemed colleagues will attend.