Ravens TE Konrad Reuland donates heart to Hall of Famer Rod Carew after Reuland died of a brain aneurysm

Last December, Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland experienced sharp pain in his head. The 29-year-old was discovered to have had a brain aneurysm and was sent to the hospital. Two weeks later, Reuland would be dead as a result of that aneurysm. Reuland had been a fan of baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and met Carew as an 11-year-old. Their lives were connected back then and 18 years later...
Via The Comeback
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Rod Carew got heart transplant from former NFL TE

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew is fortunate to be alive after facing a number of health challenges over the past year-plus, but he is doing well because of a heart transplant he received back in December. Believe it or not, the heart that is currently keeping Carew alive once belonged to a fellow former professional athlete.Konrad Reuland, an ex-NFL tight end who was just 29 when...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Carew to undergo heart transplant surgery

Former Major League Baseball player Rod Carew will be in for the battle of his life. The Hall of Famer is scheduled to undergo heart transplant surgery on Thursday after suffering a major heart attack last year. Heart donor has been found for Angels legend Rod Carew. He will undergo transplant today — CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) December 15, 2016 The...
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December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Rod Carew Disappointed Twins Let David Ortiz Go, Happy He’s Succeeded In Boston

Hall of Famer and Minnesota Twins legend Rod Carew was at Fenway Park on Thursday to promote the Heart of 29 campaign, which raises funds for the American Heart Association. He joined NESN’s broadcast booth and also talked about David Ortiz, who began his career with the Twins before being released and becoming a star with the Boston Red Sox. “You know I saw him when he was a...
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Rod Carew touched by Twins' T-shirt tribute

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Rod Carew has reached his goal of attending the Minnesota Twins first full day of spring training, five months after a massive heart attack.He couldn't have been more touched by what he saw when he walked into the clubhouse.The players and staff all were wearing red T-shirts with a white-shaped heart in the center and the words "Heart of 29" in the...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Carew overcomes heart attack, prepares for Twins spring training

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him.The 70-year-old Hall of Fame infielder carries a battery-powered device with him to keep his heart on track. But he says without hesitation he'll be at spring training with the Minnesota Twins next month.The meticulous and slender Carew was fit enough last year to look like he...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Carew to attend TwinsFest despite September heart attack

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins say Hall of Famer Rod Carew is healthy enough to attend the team's annual fan festival next weekend.Carew had a heart attack in September and is awaiting a heart transplant. But the Twins said Friday that he's feeling strong enough and has been cleared by doctors to attend TwinsFest. The event begins on Jan. 29 and runs through the weekend.Carew...
Via Associated Press
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Carew may need transplant, Strangio promoted to AGM

The November 24, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a franchise legend suffering from serious heart issues, a promotion in the front office, and more… The Story: Rod Carew may need heart transplant MWAH Says: The Hall of Fame infielder suffered a massive heart attack while golfing on September 20, and now needs the help of an LVAD to keep his heart pumping. Carew...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rod Carew came back from the dead after massive heart attack

Hall of Famer Rod Carew has opened up about the health challenges he has faced lately, which are marked by a massive heart attack two months ago that left him facing death. The 7-time batting champion and career .328 hitter spoke with SI’s Steve Rushin and shared the details of his heart attack and current health. Carew was playing golf in Corona, Calif., on Sept. 23 when he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Twins great Carew seeks heart transplant

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hall of Famer Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after a massive heart attack two months ago.The 70-year-old Carew tells Sports Illustrated he was stricken while golfing alone in Corona, California, on Sept. 20.He tells the magazine "they brought me back to life." He underwent six hours of open heart surgery in which a device that pumps blood was...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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