February 23rd, 2017
Fishing has been a big part of 83-year-old Bob Hamme's life since he was a child.
"I just enjoy being out on the water or near water and fishing, just being with nature," he says.
After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure due a leaky mitral valve, Bob was not only unable to enjoy fishing, he had a hard time with everyday activities. His heart condition was causing a buildup of fluid in his lungs, as well as his legs and feet.
"I became increasingly out of breath," Bob says. "I didn't have the energy I had all along."