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« on: September 20, 2008, 08:01:40 PM »

Tonight my mom's friend called to let her know her husband had a brain  bleed and they know he did not to be on a vent and wanted to be a donor, well they wanted to make sure they had Otto's name correct as they wanted him tested against Otto 1st and give him one of Don's kidneys if possible. The chances of this are slim to none but how AWESOME are they to think of Otto during this horrible time. I'm so glad that tonight some families are going to be getting a call that there HERO has been found.
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 08:03:53 PM »


Bless him and his family.  :grouphug;
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 09:00:38 PM »


Bless him and his family.  :grouphug;


Ditto.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 12:13:34 PM »

What a lovely phone call to receive.  Prayers for all involved.  :cuddle;
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 02:45:26 PM »

 :grouphug;
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 03:01:45 PM »

I hope Otto got one and remember Otto should get points towards another kidney since someone offered him one and they ended up donating to someone else. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 03:06:42 PM »

Man that is so thoughtful and kind. To be going thru the loss and at the same time thinking of others is so very special...Boxman
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 03:19:20 PM »

 :grouphug;
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008, 03:20:57 PM »

To be so kind and caring in the midst of such tragedy is beyond words.
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008, 03:46:37 PM »


Bless him and his family.  :grouphug;


Ditto.
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there  really  is  some  special  people  out  there :yahoo;
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008, 04:00:20 PM »

That is awesome thoughtfulness.  Prayers for their family.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 05:53:06 PM »

Blessings to the donor family is this excrutiating time and Blessings to you for your caring attitude.
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2008, 06:25:14 PM »

 :grouphug;
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2008, 06:27:25 PM »

Wow, what a family to be thinking of others during this.  Blessing to them - and you.
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2008, 04:02:14 PM »

The Uof M called our friends last night to let them know Otto was not a match(surprise, surprise :sarcasm;) one of them (kidney) went to the Mayo. So happy for those who got there calls yesterday they got something from a really great Guy.
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