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Bad weather prevents father of 7 from receiving heart transplant

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A man ailing from congestive heart failure had the chance for a Christmas miracle — a life-saving heart transplant — only to be thwarted by Mother Nature.

Three weeks ago, 56-year-old Patrick Holland of Fairbanks, Alaska, was placed on a transplant list. Holland has struggled with an undisclosed heart condition for decades and suffered what he described as "a massive heart attack" when he was just 29. Despite the gravity of his condition, Holland has never let his health affect his life goals. He and his wife, Haley, married 17 years ago, and they now have seven children, ranging from 3 years old to 36.

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