Jerri's Story: The Doctor's Visit That Saved Her Life

When Jerri arrived at her doctor’s office with what she thought was the flu, she never would have imagined that she was suffering from a life threatening tear in her aorta. In just a few short hours, she went from her cardiologist’s office to open heart surgery at Cooper, where her heart would be stopped, her body cooled, and she’d undergo an intense surgery and recovery.

Now, two years later, Jerri has fought her way back to a renewed life and shares her journey with us here.