I had my life taken away in the space of a heartbeat, only to be given it back by a group of highly trained and caring medical specialists.

I know for sure that every turn in the powder and every sprint on the soccer pitch is a gift.


At 58, I was in phenomenal physical condition. I played soccer, skied regularly, followed a six days a week workout regimen and had healthy cholesterol levels. Then I collapsed with fixed eyes and no pulse while back-peddling on the field.

One of my teammates administered CPR immediately. Upon arrival at KGH, a quick analysis determined a blocked coronary artery and in less than two hours a stent was inserted. The survival rate for my situation is 5% or less.