After months of treatment, Hartville heart patient thankful to be alive

HARTVILLE − Today, Jon Misner would be just as happy eating at Red Lobster.

More on that later.

The husband, father and grandfather doesn’t necessarily need a turkey dinner – not that he won’t enjoy it. In fact, he’s hand-making noodles for the 18 people scheduled to celebrate Thanksgiving in his home.

Misner’s actually been living in a state of thanksgiving for some months now, after nearly dying from a severe heart complications that required several surgeries and months in cardiothoracic intensive care at the University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center.

Misner has suffered from a weak heart for about 12 years. It’s a condition that always had been mitigated by medication.

In mid-April, he went to see the doctor for a precautionary check-up.