State of the Heart Writer Speaks Up

In interview, Maggi Ann Grace, author and medical tourist, talks about her Senate testimony regarding globalised healthcare and offers to accompany medical tourists to India.

New York, NY, July 22, 2007 --( In 2004, Howard Staab was suffering from a leaking mitral valve in his heart, with a $200,000 cost tag for the surgery. State of the Heart, by Maggi Grace, is a gripping memoir which describes Stabb and Grace's experiences from the initial diagnosis through their trek to India for the operation which Stabb undergoes.

New Medical Horizons Inc. ( ) published an interview with Maggi Grace on the subject of her book, trip to India and her plans for the future.

"I think we are a perfect team", says Maggi Grace. "His [Josef Woodman's] book is a hands-on manual, a "how to" book. Mine is a memoir, the personal narrative of the first Americans to go to Escorts for heart surgery and all the research I had to do to get us there. People thinking about going need both the personal and the practical. It's an emotional adventure for sure. You have to be physically and emotionally prepared. I think our two books should be nested together and tied with ribbons, sold as the medical tourism "boxed set".

Read the full interview here:

About New Medical Horizons : New Medical Horizons is a wholly American owned company providing medical tourism services and facilitation. New Medical Horizons Inc. offers medical care in JCI accreditated hospitals with unmatched equipment and experienced medical teams at very affordable prices. All patients are given a no-risk guarantee, and if the patient decides not to go through with the treatment even after reaching the destination, only travel expenses are charged.

About Maggi Grace: Maggi Grace is a writer, visual artist, and business consultant living in Carrboro, NC. She has taught writing for more than fifteen years to children and adults of all ages in classrooms, summer camps, shelters, prisons, at conferences and workshops. Website:

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