There’s much about his two open-heart surgeries that Healdsburg 13-year-old Colby Groom doesn’t remember, and doesn’t care to.
The quick-to-laugh lad with large brown eyes does recall an incident that followed his first operation, an attempt to repair a congenitally faulty heart valve when he was 8.
“It hurt so much that I was yelling that the guy was killing me,” Colby exclaimed.
His dad, Australia-born winemaker Daryl Groom, remembers that painful moment, too, and many others. [More…]