Update: Razorback super fan Canaan Sandy returns home after surgery

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Razorbacks’ biggest fan is back home after surgery.

Canaan Sandy’s mother tells KARK he did well Thursday night and is going home without the worry of another stroke.

Sandy had a procedure to close a hole in his heart after he suffered two strokes in the last week.

His family thanked God and all of Arkansas for the support. 


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Razorback super fan Canaan Sandy is reported to have had a successful heart surgery Thursday morning.

His mom shared the good news with KARK’s Aaron Nolan.

“PFO flap was allowing big leak. Successful repair,” said Ginger Sandy. “Thank Dear God. Thanks to all of you. Now to keep him still.”

Canaan needed the operation after suffering two strokes. 

Razorback fans have been sending him prayers all across social media.

He’s recuperating at the Arkansas Heart Hospital.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Razorbacks’ biggest fan, Canaan Sandy, suffered another stroke Wednesday, his second in less than a week. 

KARK’s Aaron Nolan spoke with his mother Ginger this morning who said doctors at the Arkansas Heart Hospital have found the cause of the issue, a hole in his heart that is throwing blood clots. 

She said an MRI showed the stroke happened in the vision area of the brain but his vision isn’t affected, but he has lost some speech. 

They are glad to have answers. Canaan will have surgery with a catheter procedure to close the hole Thursday morning. 

Until then here’s a Woo Pig Sooie for Canaan! 

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