From Pericarditis to Completing a Half Marathon

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We asked Justin Mohler if he would allow us to post this letter of thanks to Dr. Klein. During our web chat in July, so many people asked about pericarditis, I am sure people would be happy to know Mr. Mohler completed a 1/2 marathon one year after beginning treatment. Thanks for sharing your story.

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Dear Dr. Klein,

I am not sure if you will remember me as you have thousands of patients. But to help jog your memory, I was a former patient that had acute pericarditis. My last appointment with you was almost a year ago to the day (8/12/10). During that visit you gave me a clean bill of health and I was able stop taking all medications. Most often people remember my wife because she is a red head (very beautiful).

I wanted to send you a note of thanks for everything you did for me. We have many blessings in our life and one that I will be eternally grateful for is having you touch our lives. Before we met, I visited several doctors that were unable to help. I am so thankful that the world expert in pericarditis was only a couple hours away, basically in my backyard. Yesterday (8/14/11) I ran a half marathon in Columbus, Ohio, which gave me two hours to reflect on my blessings. During that time I thought a lot about you and how thankful I am that you were brought into my life. Had our paths never crossed, I doubt that running a half marathon would have ever been possible. Your help also allowed me to be a better husband and father, for which I am truly grateful.

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In summary, I wanted to thank you and to let you know you made huge difference in my life in such a positive way. I will always remember what you did for me and my family and will be eternally grateful. I wish you the best!

Best regards,
Justin P. Mohler

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