Maryann Anglim, R.N., B.S.N. lives in Bath, Maine, with her husband. A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, she works as an operating room nurse. As Kara's mother she brings an intimate and medically informed view of what it means as a parent to confront Long QT syndrome. In her open and direct writing style she chronicles her daughter's brush with death and subsequent rehabilitation with sensitivity, courage and wisdom. Kara Mia is her first book.
Kara Mia is the story of sudden loss and slow recovery in a teenager with Long QT syndrome - a genetic cause of an often fatal heart rhythm disturbance. Told by her mother and her physician the book combines the unique insights of both as Kara slowly recovers from a near fatal cardiac arrest.