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Randolph Co. man lives fully, with mechanical help

COLEMAN, GA (WALB) -

With information from Piedmont Healthcare-

Coleman resident Casper "William" Rogers is living life to the fullest with a mechanical heart; a heart that has kept him alive for a year.  

Rogers will celebrate this milestone by going fishing on Lake George Saturday with his daughter Marie Troupe of Douglas, and Piedmont Heart interventional cardiologist Charles Wilmer, M.D.

Rogers has a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a mechanical heart that helps his heart pump oxygen-rich blood to his body.

"I am living my life," said Rogers. "I have to be sensible, but the LVAD allows me to do pretty much anything I want to do," said Rogers, who is back working 40 hours a week for Randolph county. "You should see me out on my boat fishing."

Rogers and his wife Lenita have shared their story with the community. They want to show others that the LVAD not only allows you to live, it allows you to live a good quality of life.

  

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