He tells them, "Life goes on," and to get up and walk every single day.
Watch Andrew's inspiring story here:
An active lifestyle is key not only to recovering after a surgery or heart episode, but to preventing one in the first place. Only about 30 percent of our health comes from genetic causes - the rest is in our control and eating well, staying active, not smoking and making other health-conscious choices are integral to maintaining health.
To learn more about the key choices you can make to keep your heart healthy, keep an eye on this blog - we will be updating it often with the latest in cardiac health news and tips. For more information, go to jeffco.us/public-health.