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Tom Christerson's One-year Anniversary Images


Tom Christerson during his one-year anniversary of receiving the AbiCor Implantable Replacement Heart. Christerson underwent surgery Sept. 13, 2001, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky., to receive the totally implantable device. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Hospital)
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Tom Christerson, seated, is shown with University of Louisville surgeons, Laman Gray, M.D., left, and Rob Dowling, M.D. Christerson received his new heart during a procedure performed by Drs. Gray and Dowling at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky., Sept. 13, 2001. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Hospital)
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Tom Christerson during his one-year anniversary of receiving the AbiCor Implantable Replacement Heart. Christerson underwent surgery Sept. 13, 2001, at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Ky., to receive the totally implantable device. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Hospital)
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Christerson family gathers during Tom Christerson’s one-year anniversary of receiving the AbioCor Implantable Replacement Heart. Front row: Tom Christerson and his granddaughter, Kelly Binkley. Second Row, left to right Melissa Christerson (daughter-in-law), Frankie Grundy (sister), Speedy Christerson (wife), and Patti Pryor (daughter). Top row, Ken Christerson (son), Hugh Lee Grundy (brother-in-law), Keith Pryor (son-in-law). (Photo courtesy of Jewish Hospital)
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