In 2009 Jason went to the hospital with flu like symptoms. He was told at that time that he had cardiomyopathy . *Heart disease is called cardiomyopathy and it's cardiomyopathy that causes heart failure. Jason spent weeks in the hospital and also had a implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implanted .* An ICD is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator which is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The device is programmed to detect cardiac arrhythmia and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity . He was sent home with medication that included diuretics, ace inhibitors and beta blockers, just to name a few. The doctor at that time told Jason he was no longer able to work.