Advanced heart failure care in Kansas City gave Jimmie Hill an encore.
Jimmie Hill had a flare for picking things up and making them work magic for him.
The 59-year-old learned to play bass in the school orchestra at age 6 and has since traveled the country as a bass guitarist with more than 50 bands. Despite battling chronic asthma, he took to one sport after another, competing in football, gymnastics and track in high school and college. He also mastered speed skating and learned track cycling so well that he qualified for the Pan-American Games and the Olympics.
So when cardiologists at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City recommended Jimmie receive a leading-edge treatment for his advanced heart failure, he was ready for the challenge.