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Open-heart surgery is a scary thought for everyone, so you would imagine it would be terrifying for a 12-year old girl.  It must have been, though Lola made everyone around her feel like she was so excited and looking forward to what her life would be like without “feeling sick”, that it made it very hard for anyone to understand the severity of her health issues.  Post surgery, while her family members feared that a scar on a teen girl’s chest might be a cause for sadness and self-image issues, Lola soon proved everyone wrong.

Beautiful Scars (Hermosas Cicatrices) Book Cover

Beautiful Scars (Hermosas Cicatrices) Book Cover

Beautiful Scars

 (click here to purchase) or if in Puerto Rico, visit Lola at the book presentation and book signing at The Bookmark, San Patricio Plaza. November 29th, 6:30-7:30 pm.
8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm) 
Full Color on White paper
44 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1499360783
ISBN-10: 1499360789
Interested in a bulk order for your event or organization? Contact me for pricing.

“Rather than trying to hide her scar, Lola found a way, through her scar (and the universal language of “selfies”), to inspire others, raise awareness about congenital heart defects, and redefine beauty for heart warriors like herself, and others who are battling self-image issues.  The book is the perfect gift for heart warriors, and teens dealing with body and self-image issues. Text is in both English and Spanish. The images, are universal.”


The Beautiful Scars Awareness Project.

As a perfect companion to “Beautiful Scars”, Designer Alison Ruiz, from Karma NYC,  and Lola Montilla have designed these beautiful charm bracelets, each one carries Lola’s signature heart made out of band-aids, and represents one of the motivational messages in Lola’s book.  You can wear one with the message you are most drawn to, or collect all 6.

Pulseras de Team Lola y la inspiración tras las mismas.

Awareness bracelets and the pictures that inspired them.

How YOU can be a part of the Beautiful Scars project:

  1. Purchase the book.  Be inspired by the words on the pages, and empowered by Lola’s inner strength and be uplifted by her words of wisdom.
  2. Purchase a bracelet… or collect them all!  Each bracelet represents a picture and special message.  Raise awareness and redefine beauty, by wearing these beautiful pieces of wearable art.
  3. Become part of the “Beautiful Scars” movement.  CHD Warrior?  Open-heart surgery survivor?  Flaunt your scar, share it with the world, and help us redefine beauty by deleting the wrongful idea of perfection and replacing it with resilience, strength and determination.