Heart transplant is a rebirth of sorts for Fort Wayne man


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, spending time with his grandson, and even performing household chores, Michael Steadman is cherishing every experience.

Steadman’s heart began to fail three years ago. He got weak, could barely climb the stairs, and was exhausted all the time. Things gradually got worse, and last year doctors told him he’d need a transplant. He expected to be on the waiting list for months – maybe even years – but within 5 days he got the call.

That was in July of 2015. He’s still on the road to recovery and doing everything he can to stay active and healthy.

“I don’t get another chance to, like, take this back to Walmart and get another heart,” explained Steadman. “So I want to take care of this one.”

Steadman recently celebrated his 57th birthday but considers the heart transplant a rebirth of sorts. Continue reading 
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