Meet Andrew ‘AJ’ Jones from Connecticut. Bodybuilder, fitness model, walking zombie.
Well, not exactly. He just doesn’t have a pulse.
Back in 2012, Andrew was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy — a disease that can lead to an irregular heart rate, and sudden cardiac arrest.
After being in intensive care for four months, he finally received his LVAD, a device which helps his heart pump blood.
Because of the fitness fanatic’s state, people assumed that he would be discouraged from bodybuilding again.