Valley man's persistence leads to diagnosis, new heart

ABC 15 Arizona | Katie Raml

PHOENIX - A Valley man knew enough to go to the doctor when he wasn't feeling right, but it was his persistence that ended up saving his life.

"I like to joke, but I'm serious when it comes to the heart," David Wipprect tells us. "It's still fresh."

On this day, Wipprect Is emotional when it comes to what he has been through; it's only been three months since the life of this active firefighter was turned upside down.

"It got to where I couldn't breathe much," Wipprect remembers.

He was told by doctors it was just pneumonia and was sent home. But Wipprect says he knew it was something more. Continue reading