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"Carew is preparing to receive a new heart and undergo a kidney transplant.
His wife, Rhonda, confirmed the procedures on Thursday through the American Heart Association News.
The 71-year-old former hitting star has struggled with heart issues since September 2015, when he had a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest while undergoing a procedure to open clogged arteries.
A machine has kept Carew alive since he nearly died 15 months ago. Doctors say the kidney transplant will improve his chances for a strong recovery."
This is the kind of stuff that you hate to hear about, in your own family... but in other people's families as well. But for me personally, a childhood hero, it saddens me, especially around this time of year where family is so important.
The Carews are a strong family unit. They will rally, because Mr. Carew will.
You just gotta say a prayer...