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Chris Larson and his mom, Sally, held a photo of Larson and his tractor, showing the trophy he won in a tractor pull at the Pierce County Fair last year. The photo was presented to him for his 40th birthday.

Transplant patient toughs it out

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HAGER CITY -- If, like a cat, Chris Larson has nine lives, those remaining can hardly be as medically challenging as the ones he's already lived.

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This Thursday, Larson will mark the 25th anniversary of his heart transplant by visiting his physician for his annual check-up. Doctor visits are as natural for the Hager City resident as catching mice would be if he really was a cat.

But he'd much rather be at a tractor pull.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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