48 Hours After Heart Valve Surgery, Eric Proposes To Justine At The Cleveland Clinic!
Since launching this website 6 years ago, the patients within our community have touched, moved and inspired me with their extraordinary stories.
This time, Eric Rovin from Chicago, Illinois, has made me smile from ear-to-ear. So you know, Eric was recently diagnosed with severe aortic regurgitation resulting from a bicuspid aortic valve. As I read Eric’s story, I could relate to much of what he shared. If you have yet to visit Eric’s journal, click here.
Eric Rovin with Justine
Ready for the good news? Eric had a successful aortic valve surgery last Tuesday. Doctor Kenneth McCurry, from the Cleveland Clinic, was able to reconstruct Eric’s valve using an aortic valve repair technique. Yeah!
Ready for the unexpected, amazing, fantastic, incredible news? Two days after the surgery — while in the hospital — Eric surprised his girlfriend by getting down on one knee and proposing marriage. As Justine, Eric’s fiance, wrote in his journal:
Eric could move mountains if he wanted to. Today, Eric asked me to do a video recording of his stay in the hospital. He wanted me to video what his view was like while he moved to the couch for me to interview him. When I turned around, Eric was on one knee with a jewelry box in his hand. Two days after open heart surgery, Eric was on one knee proposing. Of course I said yes. He is my soulmate.
I don’t know about you… But, this could be the best proposal story I have ever heard.
Dr. Kenneth McCurry – Eric’s Heart Valve Surgeon
Congratulations to Eric and Justine on their engagement! And, many thanks to Dr. McCurry and the Cleveland Clinic for bringing these two together in the most heartfelt way!
Keep on tickin’ Eric and Justine!
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.