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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kidney donation kicks off new lease on life for Allentown woman

LEHIGH VALLEY NEWS | Joy Howe

Allentown, PA - Shawna Knipper is pure motivation. Not just because she can flip over a giant tire, or teach the classes at Full Circle Training.

Her story is motivating, because it's amazing she's able to stand here at all.

She begins to tell her story, "When you first have kidney failure, there are no symptoms."

Shawna says she knew kidney problems ran in the family. First her grandfather, then her dad, and her aunt had kidney failure.

What she doesn't know is why - doctors can't explain it.

Her dad and aunt are both survivors, because they received transplants. (Her father received a kidney from his dialysis nurse, who he later fell in love with and married! Her aunt's husband donated the gift of life to his wife.)

Then Shawna found out, whatever "it" was, she had it too. Continue reading

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