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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cubs fan comes to young White Sox fan's aid with life-saving kidney donation

RedEye | Andy Frye

Chris White and Drew Duszynski are two baseball fans you probably wouldn’t see sitting together at a baseball game. After all, White is a Cubs fan and Duszynski loves the Sox.

Besides the fact that neither has been alive long enough to see their team win a World Series, they do share one thing in common. And it’s a bigger deal than any crosstown transaction.

Last month, Drew, 5, received a kidney from White, 35. The procedure took place at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Drew, who originally is from suburban Plainfield and now lives with his family outside Milwaukee, was diagnosed just after birth with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. For the majority of his life, Drew has been sick and receiving treatment in one form or another.

“Drew has rolled with it as much as a 5-year-old can,” said Drew’s mother, Pam Schulz, who is also a pediatrician. “He loves sports and has wanted to play all of them since he was little.” Continue reading
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