Australian woman works to raise awareness of congenital heart disease, acceptance of surgery scars

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An Australian woman with pulmonary stenosis has undergone numerous heart procedures, including three valve replacements, in her 44 years of life. After all the challenges Julianna Suranyi has overcome, she has no time for the social stigma associated with the jagged scar on her chest.

In an effort to raise awareness of congenital heart disease and acceptance of surgery scars, she started the #scarsareasignofgrace campaign.

"The campaign came about, in all honesty, because I had kind of hit this point where I was so sick of being bullied about my scar," Suranyi said.

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