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Husband Saves Wife's Life by Donating Kidney After Dieting and Exercising to get his Blood Pressure Low Enough for Surgery

In sickness and in health :)

A man has spent a year losing 70lbs so he could donate his kidney to his wife.

PJ Spraggins was delighted when he discovered he was a perfect match for wife Tracy, who was told her life-long battle with Lupus would kill her if she didn’t get a transplant.

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

 By Tina Olesen

Almost two years ago I visited Toronto for the first time. I remember feeling an odd sort of sadness as I lifted off from Pearson and watched the city slowly disappear from beneath me. 748 more words


Life has been good

I’ve repeatedly had people refer to my life as, at best, challenging.  There were many less sensitive descriptions of the medical  events that were part of the journey including: rough, hard,  difficult, awful, tragic, frightful, stormy and tough.  212 more words

Researchers think there's a way to boost the immune systems of C-section babies

From the moment we enter the world, we owe so much to our mothers. In addition to our lives, our mothers bequeath to us millions of other tiny life forms during birth. 594 more words

New Scientist Subscription, 23 January - Head Transplants, Nano-cars & A Moon Village

Another interesting issue of this magazine, there are talks of giant viruses, teeny tiny racing cars, animals that were thought extinct turning out to be not quite so extinct! 673 more words

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A bigger bump in the road.

If you remember my update from last Friday, I said we’ll have to wait and see the results of the biopsy. Well, the results are in and they’re not good. 215 more words


One Grows Up and the Other...?

In the summer of 5771, a sample was taken from E. to be included in Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Donor Registry. He didn’t give the matter any thought. 538 more words

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