The Ultimate Gift: Newtown man gets new heart

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In this week's "Ultimate Gift" report, a Newtown man is celebrating a second chance at life.

Dan Krauss, of Newtown, was 30 years old when he was diagnosed with heart failure. Doctors say that a virus caused a condition that deteriorated Krauss’ heart. They implanted a pump to keep his heart going. However, it was a temporary fix.

Krauss tells News 12 that in 2016, things started to take a turn for the worse and he needed a donor heart.

Due to the severity of his case, he was placed towards the top of the donor wait list. Krauss had to wait eight months for a match.

Within 10 months of his operation, Krauss was skiing with his daughter.

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