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Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:42. 0 comments. 1591 reads
 

Norway's midfielder soccer player, Staale Solbakken, recently received a pacemaker.
He is only 33 and doctors remain divided as to whether or not he will be able to continue playing professional soccer.


Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:41. 0 comments. 1520 reads
 

Texas-El Paso basketball coach Don Haskins had a pacemaker implanted in March 1999. He is a member of the basketball Hall of Fame.


Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:41. 0 comments. 1262 reads
 

Golf legend Byron Nelson had a pacemaker implanted in August 1999 to combat bouts of vertigo, dizziness and an irregular heartbeat. After the procedure he said "I’ve got plenty of good care here and I’m going to be fine, just fine."


Posted by admin on 2003-04-21 17:32. 0 comments. 9490 reads
 

This section contains memorial tributes of deceased famous members.

Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to the poorest of the poor in Calcutta had a pacemaker. "I choose the poverty of our poor people. But I am grateful to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in the name of the hungry, the naked, the homeless, of the crippled, of the blind, of the lepers, of all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone."

Twenty-seven years after Dr. John Hopps invented the first pacemaker in 1950, he was fitted with one to regulate his heartbeat. Hopps died just before his invention was vot...





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