As Simplemost.com states, the Philadelphia Eagles dried out the New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Cup match with a score of 41-33. Now the players of the winning team will enjoy the rewards over the next few months. They did a good job! But the victory was also reflected in the life of a person who is not a member of the team, and therefore could not participate in the games of this season. His name is Jon Dorenbos.
One month ago today I underwent emergency open heart surgery. My wife never left my side. She held my hand every step of the way. Life is crazy. One min I was a professional athlete, the next min I was fighting for my life. The video in this collage shows how the simplest things in life we sometimes take for granted. May we all be thankful for the beautiful people and world that surround us every day. To the UPENN Cardiac Care Nurses (Silver10) you all are #Saints – thank you! You make this world a better place. #SpecialPeople – Dr Bavaria, whom performed my surgery, I love you man!! You are a genius. You are an artist. You are a savant. Thank you for making valve replacement and aortic aneurysms your thing!! You are the best in the world for a reason. This world is a better place with you in it #ImAlive #goodDay
This guy was a long snapper for a long time. However, at the very beginning of the season, he was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm. Because of the problem, the player needed an urgent open heart surgery.
His career was cut short. The guy was only 37. However, he was offered a profitable deal that extended his desire to live.
“Had I played, I’d die,” Dorenbos told the New Orleans Advocate.
But even though the longtime Eagle had to hang up his pads, the team’s owner, Jeffrey Lurie, made sure he didn’t feel left out on Sunday, bringing him to Minnesota for the game.
Even better, Lurie promised Dorenbos a Super Bowl ring if the Eagles pulled out the victory.
“If you can’t play in it, this is the next best way to enjoy it,” Dorenbos told the Advocate. “Mr. Lurie called me and said he wants me to be a part of it, said I was here a long time, and he said ‘We’re going to win this, and you’re going to get a ring.’”