Life after quadruple bypass surgery
Mr. Bass literally wears his heart on his sleeve. The avid Mets fan sports a tattoo of the team's logo, but instead features his son's name, Matt. To avoid creating a scar through his beloved tattoo, Dr. Imam made a small incision by his wrist and clipped the vein by the elbow, leaving the tattoo untouched.
Since quadruple bypass surgery, Mr. Bass is a new man. College of Staten Island baseball head coach Michael Mauro even heard his story and offered him a volunteer position. Mr. Bass is now helping the Dolphins for the 2018 season, which began earlier this month.
"I never thought I'd be able to play baseball with my grandchildren," Mr. Bass said. "I feel like I'm 25 again. Now, I can go for 5-mile walk, and play with the grandchildren."