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In the balance

Blindsided by a life-threatening diagnosis, a Central Michigan University student beats the odds and lives to receive a heart transplant.

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‘Do the right thing’

For more than two years after a live-saving heart surgery, a Michigan cattle farmer enjoyed life to the fullest.

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‘This is a gift’

Thanks to a mechanical heart pump, Sherri Kanten is living life to the fullest.

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‘We’re grateful for the gift of life’

Scott Kovacs' heart beat a path toward almost certain death. With a new heart, he's now running toward his future.

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Living, not just staying alive

An implanted heart pump saved Terry Jacobs’ life. Now he’s more active than he’s been in 20 years.

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A surprise recovery

A new aortic valve and an implanted heart pump kept Bob Verburg alive, giving his heart a chance to heal.

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Tyler’s new heart

When a 22-year-old needed a heart transplant, an implantable heart pump kept him alive until his second chance came through.

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‘I was totally blindsided’

After cardiac arrest at age 25 and heart failure at age 31, Rick Eding is waiting patiently for the transplant that could save his life.

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‘Fortunate to be here’

Doug Barense's heart would only quiver after surgery—until a doctor's hands massaged a beat back into it.

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Hope floats

In his first major swim competition since his heart transplant two years ago, Fred Nelis proves he’s unsinkable.

4 transplants, 24 hours

Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant program hits milestone moment with a day chock-full of life-saving surgeries.

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‘I’m still here’

Perry Charleston had every reason to believe he would die in his 40s. Then he met Dr. Michael Dickinson.