One Lifetime Long: The Heartwarming Memoir of a Pediatric Cardiologist

One Lifetime Long: The Heartwarming Memoir of a Pediatric Cardiologist
Item# BB391

Book Summary

By Dr. Carol Cottrill
6 x 9 inches
112 pages
ISBN 978-1-935497-78-3
Pub date: April 2020
Biography / Memoir

Dr. Carol Cottrill, of Lexington, Kentucky, devoted more than four decades of her life to caring for the tiniest and most vulnerable cardiac patients – newborns, toddlers, and children.

Throughout her career, Dr. Cottrill took these patients into her heart and sometimes even into her own home. Her medical expertise, professionalism, passion, and compassion made her a beloved member of the Lexington medical community.

One Lifetime Long, based on Dr. Cottrill's own memories and writing, is an inspiring and compelling memoir, sure to resonate with those who knew her and with anyone who has loved a child.


"Dr. Carol Cottrill lived Jesus's message of love to an extraordinary level. Like Jesus, she made caring for the most vulnerable her mission. The 'least' among us became the 'first' to Carol. I am pastoral associate at Newman Center, Carol and Tom's faith community. Dr. Cottrill continually inspired me as she led mission trips to remote areas, took weekly supplies to the needy in Eastern Kentucky, gave selflessly to her patients, and, with Tom, fostered many needy children.

"Her heart was an 'enlarged' heart – one that could expand to embrace with love the most vulnerable ones. May these stories of her expansive love inspire each of us to live our lives with an enlarged heart full of Christ's love and mercy.

"Thank you, Dr. Cottrill, for your witness of extraordinary Christian love."

—Sister Ellen Kehoe, SP, Pastoral Associate, Holy Spirit Parish/Newman Center

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