Annual Lincoln Heart Walk

The Annual Lincoln Heart Walk is taking steps to raise money.  Today they remembered those who are no longer with us while celebrating survivors.

When Mason Pappas was born his parents thought they had their second healthy baby boy.  Instead, he spent nearly a week in the hospital.  Doctors found he was missing his pulmonary artery and had a large hole in his heart.  Now, he's an energetic sixth grader who got to be this year's Lincoln Heart Walk “Heart Prince”. 

Mason says, “I'm happy to still be alive that's it, I'm so happy to be here having this, like right now, and being on TV, and that's it. Like, I got my name back there but that's awesome to be, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for that doctor and I thank him still.”

Mason's father Jefferson Pappas,”it's just amazing where he is today and what's transpired because he's been through so much from a little kid with a feeding tube to where he is now we're just thrilled and we're so fortunate we feel lucky we count our blessings everyday.”

Some Husker players came out to sign autographs and Hearty the American Heart Association Mascot was there to cheer on walkers.

The American Heart Association has reduced heart disease by 20% in the last 10 years, their goal is to continue that in the next decade