Organ Donation Family Stories

Karl's Story

The decision to say good-bye to Karl Roswall following a wood-cutting accident was difficult for his family. But their decision to donate his organs was not.

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Patty's Story

Patty Nehs received a phone call one night that she hoped for but never expected. There was a perfect match kidney available. Since a successful transplant, Patty has made sure to take advantage of the extra time she was granted.

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Hunter's Story

Hunter Biermeier's family knew he may need to count on a generous soul to provide him with a kidney transplant in the future. Little did they know that Hunter would be that selfless person for others after a devastating ATV accident.

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Dan's Story

As an elementary school teacher Dan Heitman's students probably suspect that he has eyes on the back of his head. What they don't know is that Dan's keen "teacher vision" is only possible because of cornea transplants and the generosity of donor families. 

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