A bodybuilder who suffered heart failure was rushed to hospital for a transplant - and now has an artificial heart he carries around in a backpack.
Andrew Jones, from Conneticut, first became unwell in 2012 after struggling to breathe during a run.
He was horrified when two years later he started to cough up blood and developed a high fever.
A few months later, medics told if he didn't have a transplant immediately he would die.
As there were no organs available, he was fitted with a pacemaker and an artificial heart - which he now carries around in a bag on his back.
Despite his brush with death, he is now back to the gym and said he cries after workouts as he feels so 'thankful to be alive'.
A million and one reasons to be very grateful for your life.
Source: Daily Mail