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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.


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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