NOTE TO READERS: Tyrone Morris received a new heart on Jan. 13, 2021. We're proud to bring you his story of how his HeartMate 3 helped give him the time he needed while living with heart failure. In a strange way, getting robbed at gunpoint saved Tyrone Morris's life. The scare eventually led to the discovery that Morris was living with congestive heart failure. Morris was just 38 years old, and his doctors were telling him that he had six months to live. But thanks to three innovative pieces of heart technology from Abbott, Morris has been given a second — and even a third — chance at life. This is his story. A Shocking Diagnosis On Sept. 14, 2011, Morris was working in the Milwaukee retail store he managed when two men entered the store around closing time. One intruder locked the doors; the other put a 9 mm pistol to Morris's head and demanded the money in the safe. His heart started racing — and didn't stop, even after the safe opened and the robbers left. 'I felt my heart drop in that moment,' Morris said. 'My heart just stopped working.'