Nancy Carlson Talks Donating Kidney To Save Close FriendNancy Nelson is a long-time radio and television personality, who in 2008 lost her husband, WCCO-TV legend Bill Carlson, to prostate cancer.
Kidney Exchange Program Links Friends From Minnesota, GeorgiaIf given the chance to save a life, most of us would do what they can to help. For Pastor Jeff Marian, that meant donating a kidney for his friend, Linda Nelson.
St. Paul School Raises Money For Student's Mother In Need Of Kidney TransplantA St. Paul charter school is raising money for a life-saving kidney transplant for the mother of one of their students. Doctors told Socorro Neri-Vergara she will die without a transplant. However, Neri-Vergara is an undocumented immigrant and was denied being placed on a transplant list. The insurance she qualifies for with her status doesn't cover transplants.
Minnesota Mother, Undocumented Immigrant, In Need Of Kidney TransplantA Minnesota mother of three is in need of a life-saving surgery. Doctors told Socorro Neri Vergara she had less than a year to live. That was two years ago, and every day since she wonders if she will see another day.
Update: Missing New Prague Man Is On Kidney Transplant ListNew Prague police say that with each passing day it's critical that a missing man is located due to his medical condition.
Hanover Brothers' Rare Disease Doesn't Keep Spirits DownIt’s hockey night at the Walesch household in Hanover, and as usual the MVPs are 9-year-old Brett Walesch and his brother, 7-year-old Luke.
Kidney Snowman Helps Get Cottage Grove Man Life-Saving TransplantA Cottage Grove man, who earned worldwide attention while waiting for a kidney transplant, has a new organ. Jim Gorbunow, 44, begins each day with a handful of medications. Over the course of a day, he'll take upwards of 30 pills.
Football Team, Community Backs Jordan Brothers And Ill MotherTwo brothers in Jordan are learning that the word "team" extends well beyond their fellow football players. Kenny and Ben Alexander's mom, Sherry, had a stroke this past weekend and remains hospitalized. She is a single parent, raising both boys on her own.
Cottage Grove Man Hopes Giant Kidney Cutout Saves His LifeA Cottage Grove man hopes doing something "unusual" gets him the organ donation he so desperately needs. Jim Gorbunow is 43 and needs a kidney transplant.
Mpls and St. Paul Fire, Police Officers Take Part In The Second Annual “Unite Fight” Minneapolis and St. Paul police and firefighters are stepping into the ring and “duking it out” in the second annual “Unite Fight.” Six weeks ago, Minneapolis officer Carlos Escobar received a life-saving kidney transplant from a 20-year-old college student, Sebastian Rivera.
Would You Donate A Kidney To A Stranger?Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A growing number of people are willing to do just that.
After 47 Years, Minn. Woman Reunites & Saves Life Of FriendMany of us would do anything for a best friend, but one Minnesota woman owes her life to a friend who she hadn’t seen in 47 years.