It has been almost six years since my quadruple bypass surgery.  However, not a day goes by I am not reminded of it.  Physically, I feel great but always aware of day to day aches and pains.  Sometimes my chest hurts, sometimes my left arm hurts, sometimes I have flutters and I wonder if its related to my disease or just normal occurrences that happen to everyone.

I learned a lot about myself in the year directly following my surgery.  I formulated a plan, a course of action to reverse the disease.  I wrote a book, outlining the plan, and blogged religiously for several years.  However, the effort seemed to gather no momentum. had an enthusiastic following but the platform was limited.

Recently I came across MightyBell.  A platform dedicated to building communities.  Empowering “Identity Networks” with tools generally reserved for big budget, computer savvy individuals.  Gina Bianchini, founder of MB, is on a mission to change that!  My friend, Sara Lucas, is hosting BeyondType1 on MightyBell and her growth is staggering.  More importantly, her members are interacting in a way not possible before. The mobile app is robust and is validating the this medium as the future.

I want us to build the first fully interactive community for those of us who have had or will have Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.  The procedure is tough and the recovery is tougher. 600,000 Americans will have the surgery this year and as of yet, we are not socially connected.  Like it or not, we will always have an association with the surgery.

Please visit ZipperClub and share.  I invite you to be a founding member!

Your friend,