Heart Warrior Spotlight: John Bikes Coast-to-Coast After Mitral Valve Repair!!!

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Page last updated: November 29, 2021

A mighty “CONGRATULATIONS!!!” is going out to John Deysher, a heart valve patient from our Community.

John, who had a successful mitral valve repair surgery five years ago, just completed a coast-to-coast bike ride with Tom, his brother.  That’s right. John and Tom rode 2,600 miles across the Southern tier of the United States.  Unbelievable!!!

 

John Deysher - Biking Across The Country After Heart Surgery

 

The 6-week bicycling trek took John and Tom all the way from San Diego, California to Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

As John wrote me, “The top 2 motivating factors (equally important) were: First, to spend time with my younger brother (age 62) on a challenging adventure that would bring out the best in us. Second, I wanted to perhaps inspire other heart valve patients to pursue their dreams with gusto and not wait too long. It’s never too late!”

I think John is 1,000% correct and then some…

Whether you have heart disease or not, how can you not love and be inspired by John’s wonderful accomplishment?

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Keep on tickin’ John!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

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