Penn Heart and Vascular

From Heart Transplant to IRONMAN Finisher: Derek's Story

Derek Fitzgerald, IRONMAN® Lake Placid and Arizona Finisher

After beating cancer, Derek went into severe heart failure. He desperately needed a heart transplant. People said he'd never live a full life, but Derek wouldn't settle for that. Now he has a new heart that he has carried through multiple 140.6 mile ultra-distance triathlons.