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New Year, New Heart

Cartwright receives heart transplant on New Year's Eve


January 6, 2020

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Steve Cartwright with his nephews Mathew, Easton and Holden just a few days before he was admitted into the hospital for acute heart failure.

New Rockford native Steven Cartwright, son of Kevin and Vikki Cartwright, had a rollercoaster of a year, capped by Christmas in the hospital and a New Year's Eve with a new heart.

Steven's journey began in August when he developed a cough that wouldn't go away. He visited his family doctor, who ordered an x-ray and referred him to a cardiologist. He was diagnosed with acute heart failure, as hi...

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