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Monday, September 19, 2016

Inspired at the DMV: Why this Man Gave his Kidney to a Stranger

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Some people get their lightbulb moment of inspiration in art galleries, on top of mountains, or in woodland cabins. Brad Dugai got his at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in North Henrico.

“I have a strong spiritual foundation,” Brad was quick to explain when asked about the inspiration for his kidney donation. “So from a human perspective, it might seem pretty wacky, but from my perspective, I know it was God working.” It was nothing he’d ever planned on, although he’d checked the YES box to be an organ donor previously; a living donation was not something that ever crossed his mind. And making a kidney donation was certainly not something he was thinking about that day when he accompanied a friend who needed a ride to the DMV. As his friend was filling out forms, Brad stepped away to give them some privacy, and his eyes wandered around the room and landed on a big display featuring a woman with an arrow pointing to her, which said simply and boldly: Needs a Kidney. Continue reading 
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