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Larson celebrates 20th anniversary with transplanted heart


Twenty years ago Jim and Sally's Larson was life turned upside down as they're experiencing what no parent wants to go through: A child in pain.

However, what was ailing their son Christopher at the time couldn't be solved with a band-aid, a doctor's prescription or bed rest.

Chris, who was 15 in 1987, became the youngest person in the world at the time to receive an artificial heart. He was put on one for 25 days before receiving a new one May 3, 1987.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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