ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Washtenaw County man has a real heart - after 555 days without one.
Stan Larkin received a heart transplant on May 9 at University of Michigan hospital and soon plans to return home to Ypsilanti.
Larkin's story is remarkable. Before the transplant, the 25-year-old carried a backpack with an artificial heart that pumped blood. The Ann Arbor News says he was diagnosed with a disease that causes irregular heartbeats and can lead to sudden death.
A brother, Domonique Larkin, also needed a heart transplant.