Faith, ‘good people’ buoy Michigan State’s Mike Garland during son’s heart transplant

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The Detroit News

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Mike Garland leaned back in his chair courtside at the Breslin Center, slowly working over the chewing gum in his mouth and paused ever so briefly. “It was a heck of a journey, man,” he said, trying to put in perspective the ride he and his family have taken for the better part of the last two years. It’s included the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, tears of desperation and self-doubt along with absolute elation and thanks to a higher power, all while trying to remain an integral part of one of the highest-profile college basketball teams in the country. While Ga…

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