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One family, two hearts: Medical odyssey provides health and hope

Brian and Holly Sherry
On Dec. 17, 2011, 48-year-old Brian Sherry was folding laundry when he first experienced an unusual electric sensation on the left side of his chest. A veteran elementary school teacher, Brian is an easygoing guy with a wry sense of humor and a passion for producing homemade wine. He walked upstairs, took a shower, sat down at his computer and searched “heart attack” on WebMD.
Then he dialed 911.
That call began a three-year medical odyssey for Brian Sherry. Today, he has a new heart and a new wife, who has her own story to tell about heart transplants.

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