FOX4: Lifelong Chiefs Fan, Heart Transplant Recipient Going to Super Bowl LVIII

A Kansas City Chiefs fan gets a second shot at life and he’s making the most of it.

The 65-year-old Kansas City man will celebrate his first anniversary with his new heart after getting a life-saving transplant at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute – watching his Chiefs play in person in Super Bowl LVIII. 

FOX4 talked to Ted Perez and his heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Russ Davis, about the lifelong Chiefs fan's incredible story.

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