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10-Year-Old Ohio State Fan Worried Heart Surgery in Michigan Will Make Him Love the Wolverines


Whenever you're set to have surgery, you always want to know the risks. 

Ivan Applin, a 10-year-old boy from Ohio, will soon undergo surgery on his heart and wanted to make sure things weren't going to change in his life. He's a die-hard Ohio State fan, but because his surgery would have to take place at the University of Michigan hospital, he was scared this would make him a fan of the Wolverines.


As pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ronald Grifka showed 10-year-old Ivan Applin the wire-framed device that would be used to fix the holes in his heart, the Toledo fourth grader had just one burning concern.

"He asked if the Michigan doctors were going to make his hear love University of Michigan instead of Ohio State," his mother Jennifer laughs.

That's a valid concern. Even though little Ivan will forever be a Buckeye, surely there will always be a place in his heart for Michigan.