“If you’re lucky enough to know you’re due for maintenance, it’s best to move early — infectious diseases be damned.“

Reader Story

Thomas Muellner

You’d never guess that Thomas Muellner, a writer, musician, rec soccer player, and world traveler is a three times heart surgery survivor. Thomas was born with a rare heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and had heart surgery twice while growing up. His most recent surgery was during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout his journey of hospitalizations and surgeries, Thomas remains grateful. He truly emerged as a stronger, more optimistic person who considers his struggles with TOF as a superpower.










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