K-100's Harvey Steele celebrates 20 years since life-saving transplant

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - He's enjoyed more than two decades as the co-host of the number one morning radio show. On Sunday, K-100's Harvey J. Steele will celebrate another major milestone.

"Since I was 14-years-old Gary and I got into this wacky business," said Steele, who is celebrating more than 20 years on the airwaves with co-host Gary Shores.

Steele's long-time career in radio was almost cut short.

At the age of 40, he was given just days to live with end-stage liver disease.

"I got some bad blood, I guess you could say," said Steele. "I went in to have a procedure done and that blood was Hepatitis C."

Steele received two life-saving liver transplants and on November 5th, he will celebrate 20 years of being healthy.

"It's a very emotional thing when I stop and think about it," said Steele. "There is probably not a day that goes by where I don't think about either my donor or his family, or just how lucky that I am that his family helped him make a decision."

"Without that man, Harvey wouldn't be standing here today, and that's a pretty amazing gift," said co-host Gary Shores.

On Saturday, Steele will be taking part in the Life Connection of Ohio Hero Hustle 5k Run/ Walk. He will be raising awareness as a recipient about organ donation.

"They aren't looking for money," explained Steele. "What they are looking to do is increase awareness about organ and tissue donation, and the steps you can do now instead of your family making a decision later on."

The event is taking place on Saturday, November 4th at Fallen Timber in Maumee. Registration costs $25. The run/ walk begins at 9:00AM.

For more information visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Maumee/HeroHustle