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INCREDIBLE: MEET MAN WITH HEART IN A BAG PACK


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.

In hospital, doctors diagnosed the 26-year-old with cardiomyopathy - a hereditary disease of the heart muscle - and soon he became so weak he couldn't stand, walk or dress himself.

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

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