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Jared Bucey of Camp Verde shows the scar that remains from his heart-transplant surgery at 4 months of age. Now 15, Bucey says he would like to help Brad Figy of Cottonwood raise money for the heart transplant surgery that he needs. VVN/Bill Helm

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Paying It Forward: Camp Verde teen survivor of heart transplant wants to help Cottonwood man raise money for a new heart

Jared Bucey of Camp Verde is like most kids his age. He likes to play video games. He likes to listen to music. He likes to watch movies. He likes to cook ... and eat.Unlike most kids, the 15-year-old Bucey celebrates two birthdays: the day he was born, and the day he received his heart transplant.