For more than a year Stan Larkin lived without a heart. Instead, he carried around a 13 pound artificial one. The 25-year-old was the first patient in Michigan to test out this new medical equipment in 2014.
Stan was diagnosed as a teenager with heart failure. Instead of waiting in the hospital for a transplant, the artificial heart let him leave. Last month, Stan finally had a successful heart transplant surgery. Now, doctors call him a hero for sharing his story of bravery.