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Monday, February 20, 2012

Vacaville mom donates kidney to her son

The Reporter | Melissa Murphy

It's always been known that 24-year-old Aaron Morlan of Vacaville would someday need a kidney transplant, he just didn't know when.

Fighting a mitochondrial disorder his entire life, it was only a matter of time before Morlan needed a new kidney. The disease attacks the mitochondria that function as sources of energy in the cells in the body. In Morlan's case, the disorder mostly attacked his kidneys.

In 2009 he was set to get a new lease on life with a new kidney, but weeks before going into the hospital for the long awaited transplant, his surgery was canceled because he was showing signs of improvement.
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