Transplant recipient is all heart, swimming to success

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Fred Nelis is all heart, even though his heart didn’t originally belong to him.

He’s a local transplant patient who is defying the odds, swimming his way to success.

If the name Fred Nelis sounds familiar, it should. He gained national attention when he and a friend both received the gift of life from the same organ donor. Now, Fred is practicing hard for the Transplant Games of America to be held this weekend in Cleveland.

See FOX 17

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