Donor's family, heart recipient share emotional meeting

Register Herald | Cody Neff

Two years ago, a young man from Dayton, Ohio was walking out of his home. Someone met the young man named Karll Williams at the door and demanded money before shooting him.

Three hundred miles away, a man named Bobby Rader was dying, too. A resident of Oak Hill, Rader was fighting heart failure with everything he had.

While it seems unlikely that their paths would cross, the two men’s lives collided in a way that would change two families forever.

“I went through five bypasses and went through two defibrillators,” Rader said. “I had fluid built up in my chest and they couldn’t get it to stop. Continue reading