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Leroy Haynes

Artificial-heart patient Leroy Haynes. (CBS)

State’s First Artificial Heart Patient Dies

It started as a medical miracle: A man who desperately needed a heart transplant was given the state’s first full artificial heart. It kept him alive, until something went wrong. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

04/18/2014

Leroy Haynes, 65, has an artificial heart powered by the Freedom Driver, a portable power supply worn as a backpack or carried like a suitcase. (Credit: CBS)

Monee Man Celebrates Thanksgiving 2 Months After Getting Artificial Heart

It was a hearty Thanksgiving for many, but especially heavy on the heart of a Monee man. He’s thankful, and a medical marvel to boot.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Artificial-heart patient Leroy Haynes. (CBS)

Man Leaves Hospital With Fully Artificial Heart In Place

A 64-year-old retired letter carrier from Monee left Advocate Christ Medical Center under his own power Thursday, carrying a small suitcase that replaced his heart.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012