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Michel Northsea
Steve Northsea has survived with a heart transplant for 23 years. He received the heart and had the surgery Feb. 19, 1995 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Fishing remains one of his most popular hobbies. “The doctors told me I could expect another eight or 10 years,” Steve said with a smile. “It’s been 23 years and I think I beat the odds.”
AGAINST ALL ODDS

Augie Salzer

Riverland News

February is American Heart Month and one man is celebrating this month by trying to break an outstanding record.

Steve Northsea has survived with a heart transplant for 23 years which he received Feb. 19, 1995 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

“The doctors told me I could expect another 8 or

10 years,” Steve said with a smile. “It’s been 23 years and I think I beat the odds.”