Junction City Mayor G.G. Harmon celebrated the 15th anniversary of his heart transplant Sunday.
"It's still ticking," he said.
At the time of the transplant, doctors gave him a 50-50 chance that he would live 1-5 more years. Harmon said that he predicted when he got the heart that he would live another 20 years.
Before he got the heart doctors had given him 24 hours to live.
Harmon, who was heavily involved in law enforcement and fire fighting, had worked his heart to near death, literally. He had an enlarged heart caused by stress.
"I just worked too many hours," he said.
He can remember routinely working for 20 hours straight, sleeping for a few and then getting back up to work some more. By his heart's end, it was pumping at 7 percent of its capacity.