Human Hearts

Mike Shinoda's Blog

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Recently, our band’s business manager, Jonathan, shared a shocking story with us.  His childhood friend had passed away from a heart attack at the young age of 42.  At the funeral, Jonathan and his friends were talking about their mutual friend’s passing, and decided to all get their hearts checked.

Jonathan went to the doctor, who recommended a “CT Angiogram.”  It bears mentioning that Jonathan is, at a glance, a very healthy guy.  He’s arguably fitter than I am, eats better, and exercises more often.  He has a wife and beautiful children.  He had absolutely no reason to believe he had heart problems.  Jonathan was waiting for results in the doctor’s office.  The doctors came in, and were obviously not happy.

Jonathan was terrified.

They told him he had nearly 100% blockage in his heart.  If he didn’t get immediate attention, he would have likely been…

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