Getting Back on the Trails After Heart Surgery
During the 2010 racing season, a serious injury left snocross racer Erika Rau with a severely damaged aorta and a fractured neck. She was rushed to UW Hospital and Clinics where doctors performed minimally-invasive emergency heart surgery. Within hours after surgery to repair her heart, she was already planning to get back to racing. During her recovery, she trained for and ran a marathon and today is back on the trails.
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