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Steve Hammond (right) underwent a heart transplant in January 2013 after his heart was damaged by a genetic heart condition. Steve and his wife, Diane, are grateful for the support of friends and family during his recovery. (Kim Ukura/Sun Tribune)

Steve Hammond is grateful for his new heart

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MORRIS – On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 Morris resident Steve Hammond was sitting in the intensive care unit at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis waiting for a new heart.


At 10 a.m., doctors told him a heart was available. Twelve hours later, Hammond was in surgery.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.