“At night, when i am going to bed, i’ll plug my phone in and then i’ll plug myself in” – This inspiring fitness model lives without a working heart – what’s your excuse?
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Think you are obsessed with the battery life of your all devices? AJ “Andrew Jones” has you beat.
He doesn’t have a pulse.He does not have a working heart.And as he say ” i am pretty much the best looking zombie you will ever see.”
Andrew jones, a professional fitness model from Farmington, Connecticut, lives on an artificial heart that is connected to two batteries and a computer that he carries in a bagpack wherever he goes.Jones says “At night when i am going to bed, i’ll plug my phone in and then i’ll plug myself in.”
Jones was diagnosed with hypertropic cardiomyopathy in 2015, a condition in which heart muscle thickens without any cause, his doctors told him that he’d need a transplant.
In meantime, Jones received a left ventricular assisted device, a mechanical pump which transports blood from the lower heart chamber throughout the body as a healthy heart would do.
As an aspiring fitness model, Jones did not let his heart condition slow him down.He chronicles his journey on instagram and in fitness instructional videos on his YouTube channel which currently have more than 55,000 subscribers.
Jones is one of nearly 120,000 people that is currently on donor waiting list for an organ.
According to UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing), one organ donor can save upto eight lives, yet an average of 22 people die a day because the organ wasn’t available at the time.