AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Some heart patients at the University of Colorado Hospital were treated to a few special visitors on Monday.

Paralympic medalists Allison Jones and Sophia Herzog joined Olympic medalist Erik Johnson at the hospital in Aurora.

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Paralympic medalists Allison Jones and Sophia Herzog joined Olympic medalist Erik Johnson (credit: CBS)

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The Olympians visited patients staying on the cardiac floor and showed off their medals. They also talked to the patients about their Olympic experiences.

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One patient was scheduled for a heart transplant just hours after the visit, “I got a call that I was getting my heart this afternoon.”

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The athletes were very supportive, “Wow! Good for you. That’s great. We’re going to be pulling for you.”

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February is American Heart Month.

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