How Open-Heart Surgery Changed My Life… Sam Stolberg’s Story

What is having open-heart surgery really like?

Sam Stolberg was born with a heart condition. Growing up, his condition didn’t impact him very much. Sam played high-level rugby league throughout high school. Then in 2017, at the age of 26, Sam received the news that he would have to have open-heart surgery within 90 days.

Listen in to hear how Sam dealt with this life-altering news, his surgery and recovery, his thoughts on mental health and resilience, and what he’s learnt over the course of his unique journey. Sam is also one of the hosts of this podcast.

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