Ivan Applin
Photo: Applin family/University of Michigan hospital
Photo: Applin family/University of Michigan hospital

10-year-old Ohio State fan worried heart surgery might make him a Michigan fan

Ivan is already up and running around

“Will they change it so I love Michigan instead of Ohio State,” he asked his mother Jennifer. Surgeons at the University of Michigan's CS Mott Children's hospital used a device to fix holes in Ivan’s heart earlier this month.

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Jennifer told WTTE, Ivan told her he was concerned because, “it's my heart that picks what you love.”

The docs must have done a great job, when Ivan woke up he was still a Buckeye fan. You can't blame him, Urban Myer's team has been picked to repeat as National Champions.

The boy’s adorable story went viral and proved to be valuable in another way.

Ivan was adopted, and he hopes all the attention may help him is a search for his biological siblings.

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