Roger Potter: Share Your Story

Published on 
September 19, 2012

From Heart Surgery to Senior Strength

My congenital heart condition was diagnosed at six months of age. At the age of five in 1952, I underwent open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; yes, I can still remember some of my time there.

Since then, I have exercised my heart to make it healthier and stronger. When I was 24 I began weight training off and on. At age 61, I began to get serious and entered the gym and at age 65 have developed "Senior Strength". Because of my heart surgery, I am also a social media diplomat with the American Heart Association on Facebook.

I do not want any heart patients to give up or think that your life is over - your life is just beginning and with care and safety you also can pursue a normal life. I encourage all heart patients to commit to getting their heart healthy and strong.


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