The Pulse of Hope

The Memoirs of William A. Reed

of one America's first Heart Surgeons

The story of a remarkable man

How did a scrawny kid from an indigent, welfare-dependent Midwestern family become one of America's first successful heart surgeons?  Dr. Reed's memoirs bring a timeless message for anyone who needs to be reminded of the possibilities and potential in each human being.

"I told him he was a mutant ... but in a good way. " - Charles Porter, MD

"His survival rate was bar none . . . he was the best. " 

"He's the best heart surgeon I've ever seen. I used to go in the O.R. and watch him. His big hands were moving so fast."

"His presence guaranteed success." 

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Autographed hardbound from: Rainy Day Books 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas (KS) 66205-1705 USA or as an Audiobook on

Dr. Reed does book signings and speaking engagements.

"There is something about Dr. Reed's life (and the way he writes about it) that creates an opportunity for all of us to reflect on our own lives. It's an invitation disguised as a challenge."

- James Still, Pulitzer-nominated playwright

The Pulse of Hope