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Ashton Kutcher once wanted to donate his own heart to save his twin brother's life

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Jan 11, 2019
07:36 A.M.
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Ashton Kutcher is an actor known for his roles on shows such as “Two and a Half Men” and “That 70s Show.” However, his private life is beset with tragedy.

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What many people don’t know about Ashton is that he has a twin brother, Michael Kutcher. The brothers are so close that Michael’s health struggles profoundly affect Ashton’s emotions.

Michael has cerebral palsy, and his condition taught Ashton that not all people are created equal. In turn, Michael does not have the acting talent that Ashton does.

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BROTHER LOVE

When Michael was a teenager, he received a life-changing heart transplant, although Ashton felt such a deep affinity for his brother that he wished he could have donated his own heart.

Michael is a promoter of the #BeTheGift campaign which encourages people to become organ donors. An estimated 20 people die daily from not receiving crucial organ transplants in time.

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When asked about his relationship with his brother Michael said:

“It’s a connection that you can’t explain. In all seriousness, we’re just very connected … It’s an honor or deep appreciation and a deep love for someone who would sacrifice that for you.”

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MICHAEL’S INFLUENCE

Ashton has credited Michael as one of the biggest inspirations in his life and as being the person who taught him how to love. He even considers Michael to be his best friend.

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When they were born Ashton weighed 10.5 pounds and Michael only weighed 4 pounds. The doctors thought that Michael would not make it, but he has made it to 39 years old and is still going strong.

When he was 13, Michael received a heart transplant because he had been diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy due to his heart growing to four times its normal size.

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