Gary Cooke

Gary Cooke was faced with the decision to have open-heart surgery at the age of only 53. As an avid runner, guitar player and father of three, the thought of having open heart surgery was terrifying. Instead of dwelling on the risks and what ifs, Cooke focused on his children, wife and even his surgeon the days leading up to the big day. This is his story.

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Gary's Story