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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Man saved by organ donor heads to Salt Lake City to meet donor's family

KIVI | Michael Sevren



Rick Brittel and his wife are packing up for a summer trip like millions of Americans do every summer.

However, they won’t be headed to a national park or the coast, but instead will be meeting a family of strangers who's family member allowed for Rick to survive.

In 2014, Rick’s heart started to fail, and he was given an artificial heart valve. His condition was precarious, and his health swung between healthy and sick.

“There were times where I thought, ‘you know what. This is not going to work for me. It’s not going to work,’” Rick explained.

In 2015, a complete stranger gave him a new lease on life. A new heart was donated from an organ donor, and he was taken into surgery for a heart transplant. Continue reading

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