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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Sam J. Susser, a longtime leader of Susser Holdings Corp., operator of Stripes convenience stores, is recovering from a heart transplant he underwent last week, according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times.
The 71-year-old Susser Holdings board member is doing well and expected to recover, family members told the newspaper. Susser received the organ donation after waiting more than a year. The past president of Susser Holdings was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a year ago, the newspaper reported.
"We know that for my father to have this second lease on life, another family has experienced a tremendous loss," his son, Sam L. Susser, current president and CEO of Susser Holdings, told the newspaper. "We know someone has made the ultimate gift here."
Susser Holdings is the publicly traded parent company of Susser Petroleum Co. and the Stripes c-store chain.