Roger Potter was born in the 1940s -- a critical time in the era of open-heart surgery because it was in 1944 that Dr. Blalock and Dr. Taussig performed the first operation to save a "blue baby." Roger was one of the original "blue babies" saved by this pioneering open-heart surgery. Listen today as Roger shares with Anna what it was like for him growing up with a congenital heart defect, what he feels doctors did right when he was growing up that perhaps should be reconsidered for today's Heart Warriors and what it means to him to be a Cardiac Athlete™.
Lars Andrews' wrote a book, Cardiac Athletes which has stories about athletes who have endured cardiac surgeries (https://smile.amazon.com/Cardiac-Athletes-Superheroes-Beating-Disease/dp/0993038905/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1509401650&sr=8-2&keywords=lars+andrews+cardiac+athlete). Lars Andrews is working on the 2nd book in this series and Roger Potter has contributed an essay to this book.