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Man donates kidney to his wife

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A Lawrence native and Greater Lawrence Technical High School graduate has a new lease on life thanks to a remarkable Mother’s Day gift from her husband. Julie Brien Schiller had experienced kidney function issues since birth, but her health began to deteriorate quickly two years ago; she was told she would need a kidney transplant. After two surgeries were called off after complications prevented her from receiving a healthy kidney from either of her siblings, Schiller’s husband, Jon, was found to be a match. He gave his wife of 20 years one of his kidneys. The two are now recuperating at home and have been given an excellent prognosis.

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