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Saturday, May 28, 2016

South Korean victim who died in Ride the Ducks crash saves a man waiting for liver transplant


Q13 FOX | Hana Kim

SEATTLE - The letter begins, “Dear Haram’s Parents.”

It’s addressed to a couple in Korea whom Brian Weiss has never met.

“I am the 49 year-old male who received the precious gift from your daughter Haram,” Weiss wrote.

The day 20 year-old Haram Kim lost her life, Weiss was fighting for his.

“It’s amazing how my and her life crossed,” Weiss said.

Haram is one of five people who died in September when a Ride the Ducks boat slammed into a charter bus carrying dozens of North Seattle college students on the Aurora Bridge. At that same moment, Weiss, who is from Montana, was in a Seattle hospital and he needed a new liver to survive.

“I got this bacterial infection and it sent my liver out of control,” Weiss said.

Right now about 120,000 people are waiting for an organ donation across the country, and doctors say liver transplants are more time sensitive than many others. Continue reading
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