CLEVELAND– Ten years ago, TJ Carrie spent weeks in a cardiac unit with an extremely rare heart condition and thought he would never play football again.

As a teen, he made a full recovery from surgery on his right coronary artery.  On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns cornerback visited patients at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital to share his inspiring story.

(Click the video player above for more on his visit)

“That surgery brings back a lot of memories because of the scar that I have. The more and more that I talk to the kids that have this procedure, the more I realize more important our scar is,” Carrie said.

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