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  • Mackenzie Johnson Is Redefining Normal

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    Mackenzie Johnson Is Redefining Normal

    After a spinal cord injury left 19-year old Mackenzie Johnson a paraplegic, instead of asking why, he and his family asked, “What’s next?” In 2016, 19-year old Mackenzie Johnson fell 35 feet from a cabin balcony. He was transported by UT...

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  • Donna Eason Gave the Gift of Life to a Friend From Church

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    Donna Eason Gave the Gift of Life to a Friend From Church

    Donna Eason’s spirituality guided her to become a kidney donor. After attending Alpha, a nondenominational Christian workshop, she began asking herself, “What am I here...

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  • Mary Bell Shared a Kidney and Saved a Doctor's Life

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    Mary Bell Shared a Kidney and Saved a Doctor's Life

    Mary Bell, a retired critical care nurse, saw a news story about a Maryville woman who needed a kidney. As a nurse, she knew that...

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  • Tracy Brewer: God Called Me to Be a Living Kidney Donor

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    Tracy Brewer: God Called Me to Be a Living Kidney Donor

    When Tracy Brewer found out one of their family’s friends from church needed a kidney, she decided to donate one of hers. So, she reached out...

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  • Howie Day: Donating a Kidney Was One of the Best Experiences

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    Howie Day: Donating a Kidney Was One of the Best Experiences

    Living kidney donor, Howie Day, started the process of becoming a living kidney donor with one of his wife’s friends. When that didn’t work out,...

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