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Meet Nate Miller, Heart Transplant Recipient

Meet Nate Miller, Heart Transplant Recipient

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Nate Miller, 30, has been living life with an enlarged heart since he was 15 years old. In late 2016, his condition quickly deteriorated to the point that he needed a heart transplant. He traveled from St. Louis to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City for the surgery.

"When I saw the number on my phone I showed my wife and I was like ‘I think this is the call’ and she said, ‘well answer it!’ I was like OK, here we go," Nate recalled.  The voice he heard on the other line not only delivered good news, but a second chance at life.  "It’s hard to describe. I don’t know if I’ve fully wrapped my head around how amazing it really is," Nate said.

Nate waited just 16 days on the donor's list before receiving a new heart, and it came just in time. "I did not know a year ago today what the vows of marriage really stood for in sickness and in health, but I think that we can say that we know what those mean now," Michelle Miller, Nate's wife and a nurse, said.  Read the rest of Nate's story here.

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