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Hi, I am Walter Jakubowski, a cardiac patient looking for help to live my dream and endeavor.

I was born with Congenital Heart Disease and at the age of 3 months old I underwent my first open heart surgery to save my live.  Then at 6 months old I underwent another one, once again to save my life.  Since then I have gone under 4 more open heart surgeries the last one in 1998 and due to a relapse I was in a comma for a month and a half.  They implanted a bovine valve inplace of my original pulmaimnary valve.  In 2005 I under went my first pacemaker implantation; however due to the severe damage to my heart that pacemaker was unsuccessful in keeping my heart rate normal.  In 2007 I underwent my second pacemaker implantation.  Also in 2007 I underwent back surgery to correct paralysis in my right leg, which was 50% successful, since I am paralyzed from my knee down and must walk with a prosthetic boot. Within the next several years I must under go another open heart surgery to replace the bovine valve, since they are only good for a maximum of 20 years. At a young age, since I was not able to play like a normal child I spent my days using my dad's 8mm film camera and my family members to make movies.  I dreamed of becoming a film maker as I enjoyed the artistic views from the camera and how I can control the action to make family entertainment. I went to film school and received my B.A. in Film/TV/Video Production. Please help me reach my dreams, endeavors and goal. God Bless all that help me reach my goal.

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