Tess Kossow

2021 Indianapolis Women of Impact

In collaboration with the American Heart Association

Go Red for Women

“Not all scars need to be concealed;
some need to be displayed
to remind everyone of the battles you have survived –
that you’re at heart still a warrior,
who never gives up
no
matter
what.”
– Kiran Acharya

On October 10, 2020, I was diagnosed with heart disease.

It came out of nowhere.

I had no pre-existing conditions.

And I died…but was resuscitated with CPR, defibrillation shock paddles, and a ventilator while recovering in a drug induced coma.

I now live with an internal defibrillator and have no damage to my brain, heart, or nervous system.

A medical mystery.

This is my story.

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It’s been a life changing couple of months. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, my dog and furbaby, Mr Big, passed away unexpectedly. Little did I know in three days, my heart would, literally, break. Saturday, October 10, 2020, I was out at a farm, two hours from home, arriving at the pumpkin patch when out of nowhere my chest and left arm went into excruciating pain. My husband called 911, and I was taken to a hospital…two hours from home.

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I am not the same person I was before October 10, 2020. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, my dog and furbaby, Mr. Big, passed away unexpectedly. Little did I know in three days, my heart would, literally, break. Saturday, October 10, 2020, I was out at a farm, two hours from home, arriving at the pumpkin patch when out of nowhere my chest and left arm went into excruciating pain. My husband called 911, and I was taken to a hospital…two hours from home.

Life Moves Pretty Fast

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