John’s Story

Young Man Training for a Marathon Becomes a Victim of Myocarditis

John was a healthy 31 year old when he was taken so suddenly by myocarditis

As told by his mother, Lois Rehman

JohnMy son John was 31 years old. He died on July 13, 2012. He took up running about 1 year or so before he died. He was training for a marathon.

On July 13, 2012 he had come home from work and took a run before having to go to his second job as a DJ. He was not feeling 100% but decided to go to work anyway. It was just before 9:00 pm while driving to work, he passed out and his car veered off the road and struck a tree. He died on the scene from head trauma.

John was born with a VSD so the ME decided to examine his heart further and discovered, after 8 weeks, that John had bacteria that was lodged in his heart muscle and the cause of the accident was that his heart stopped from myocarditis.