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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Heartwarming gift: Pueblo native on road to recovery after life-saving donation

The Pueblo Chieftain | Regan Foster
CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/BRYAN KELSEN Pueblo residents Alvin (left) and Shelly Thompson are on the road to becoming the picture of health. Alvin, 37, had a life-saving heart transplant in December

A few weekends ago, Alvin Thompson taught his teenage son, Coltin, to change the brakes on his truck. That’s a pretty typical tableau for a hands-on dad whose child is learning to drive, but it still made Shelly Thompson — Alvin’s wife and Coltin’s mother — weep. 

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United Network for Organ Sharing (Transplantliving.org) — Provides information about the national transplant list, information for potential donors, community resources for recipients, survival stories, and details on living donation, among others. Continue reading
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