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3rd open heart surgery / 5k race

February 27, 2014

On September 19, 2013 Dr. Jonas performed a 3rd open heart surgery on Paul. On October 5, 2013 Paul participated in a 5k benefitting Children’s National Medical Center –walking most of the race by himself.

“And after a while I could see them in the distance walking up to the finish line, Paul proudly strolling and holding Amy’s hand. The woman on the microphone for Children’s saw Paul approaching, and over the loudspeaker she said, ‘Here comes Paul Baier—just seventeen days ago he had his third open-heart surgery at Children’s and today he’s crossing the finish line after walking 3.1 miles!’”