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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Alle-Kiski Valley organ recipients count down to Transplant Games in Ohio

Mari jo Meyers of New Kensington gets a spin from her husband, Wayne, while they practice the foxtrot at the Comfort Inn in O’Hara on Tuesday, June 6, 2016. Wayne Meyers, who has had a heart transplant, will compete in ballroom dancing during the Transplant Games of America this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.

Local organ recipients will celebrate milestones as they participate in the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland this weekend.

Kim Krebs of East Deer marked her 54th birthday Wednesday, thanks in large part to people whose families donated kidneys, pancreases, bone marrow and islet cells during three transplants over a 22-year span.

Tom Meshanko of Forest Hills will celebrate a birthday of sorts Monday: the seventh anniversary of his heart transplant.

Wayne Meyers of New Kensington used the visit to Ohio to touch base with the family of Josh, the 23-year-old Cincinnati man whose heart beats in Meyers' chest.

Rudy Molnar of Harrison will seek his second gold medal in ballroom dancing and participate in his fifth Transplant Games after surviving two heart transplants, the first 26 years ago and the second in 2005. Continue reading

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