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Derek Owens - Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Aneurysm Surgery as a Teen
Derek Owens loves basketball! Confronted with the need for surgery while still in high
school, his dream was to play again - something that he had been told might not be possible.
In this video you will see Derek living his dream - back out on the court again. This video was
taken while he was still in High School. He went on to attend Clark College, where his
his heart story was told in this news article, Luckily for Owens, you can mend broken heart .
Today he plays for the University of Hawaii, Hilo, Vulcans.
Thank you, Derek, for sharing your story and giving hope to us all.