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Chanute High School grad writes about heart transplant experience – The Chanute Tribune: News

Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 7:35 pm

Joshua Vail

Tribune reporter

Chanute High School graduate Jeremy Gant’s heart is swelling with gratitude and he’s all about sharing.

Gant has published a book about his experience receiving a heart transplant.

Gant graduated from Chanute High School in 2009 and went on to play golf for Newman University in Wichita.

A life-threatening heart condition was discovered just as Gant was beginning his sophomore year at Newman in August 2010. He was placed on the transplant list after extensive testing at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

Gant received his new heart Oct. 11, 2010.

Gant was inspired to write a book about his experiences both before and after the transplant

“So many cool things started to happen, so many unique things,” he said from his home in Wichita.

Gant was able to return to golf for Newman and went on to graduate after finishing his Bachelor’s degree. He will graduate from Newman University with an MBA in December.

Gant said the book, titled “Win the Fight — The Fight Fore My Life” has three main purposes.

First, he wants to bring people closer to God.

“Once they see the role He played in my life, maybe they’ll see the role he’s already playing in theirs,” he said. “It is a religious book as well.”

Gant also wants to explain the entire process of organ transplant from the patient’s perspective.

“When I was in the hospital waiting for a transplant, there weren’t really any books out there to help people,” he said.

Gant hopes that patients will be helped and others will have a greater understanding of the process. Gant also said he wants to stress the importance of organ donation.

Win the Fight was published in June through Xulon Press, a Christian self-publishing company. It is available from all major booksellers including online booksellers in hardback, paperback and ebook.

Copies are also available in Chanute at Shear Class, Shear Class Country Salon and the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center bookstore. Gant and his mother, Lisa Gant, have copies as well and can be contacted via Facebook.

More information can be found on Gant’s website,

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