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At 32 years old, Alex suffered a 99% blocked left anterior descending artery, and was told he should not have survived. After the episode, Alex was advised to switch to a plant-based lifestyle in order to maintain his health, and his girlfriend Brittany decided to embrace the challenge with him. Now, the couple is raising awareness for cardiovascular disease by going to Times Square covered in meaningful body paint created by artist Trina Merry. But, little does Brittany know, painted on Alex's back is a special message that's meant just for her...

You can check out Alex and Brittany on Instagram.

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