Truck driver Homando Goldsmith, 36, never thought he could have a heart attack so young. The Mauldin native had been a college fullback and loved exercise in his younger days, but years of unhealthy eating and a sedentary lifestyle finally caught up with him. One day in September 2011, in the final few miles of his route, Goldsmith felt numbness in one of his arms. Minutes later, he began suffering from shortness of breath and a growing pressure in his chest. As he was pulling into his destination, Goldsmith realized he might be having a heart attack. He immediately called 911.
First responders got Goldsmith to Prisma Health’ Greenville Memorial Hospital where cardiologists inserted a stent to stop his heart attack. He had 90% blockage in one of his cardiac arteries.