• By Dana Sparks

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Cardiac surgery frees Amber Taff to live her life

February 9, 2020

When surgery to ease the swelling and irritation that had developed around Amber Taff's heart failed to improve her cardiac function, the 34-year-old decided to take her health into her own hands by going to Mayo Clinic.


Amber Taff couldn't say what it was about the old house that caught her eye. But every time she drove by it in her hometown of Buffalo, Texas, she stopped and looked, even though the house wasn't much to look at. Time, weather and neglect had taken their toll, yet there was something about the dilapidated home that Amber couldn't ignore. When a for sale sign went up in the yard, she convinced her husband, Tyson, to check it out.

He couldn't understand why they were there. The house was in bad shape and certainly not the kind of place where they'd consider moving their young family. All Amber could tell her husband was that she felt something drawing her there. Once she stepped back outside, she finally saw it.

Read the rest of Amber's story.
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This article originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.

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