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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Local woman excited to be living kidney donor

COEUR d'ALENE PRESS | DEVIN HEILMAN

Tosh Opsal, right, describes the process of being a kidney donor as her wife, Sarah Andrews, listens during the afternoon of Jan. 22 in their Coeur d’Alene home

COEUR d'ALENE — Tosh Opsal is going to save someone's life, and she's willing to give her right kidney to do it. Literally.

The Coeur d'Alene resident is scheduled to fulfill her mission on March 17 of being a living organ donor. It's been a dream of hers for several years.

"I’m definitely honored. I’ve always wanted to do something bigger than myself that’s selfless, something that nobody can pay back, that they don’t need to," Opsal said, seated in her living room among her family the evening of Jan. 22. "Everybody should have the right to have a normal life and not live off a machine."

A few years ago, Opsal was living in upstate New York and saw on Craigslist that someone was seeking a kidney donation. She contacted the person who posted the ad and volunteered to be the donor.A few years ago, Opsal was living in upstate New York and saw on Craigslist that someone was seeking a kidney donation. She contacted the person who posted the ad and volunteered to be the donor. Continue reading

 

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