Hundreds Sharing the Gift of Life

WNEP | Nikki Krize

KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT -- Steve Story of the Dallas area never thought he would need an organ transplant, but a little less than a year ago, his world changed.

"I've been diabetic for 40 years and it just so happens my kidney failed on it."

That's when his fiancée Melinda Smith stepped in.

"I thought, well, I'm going to get tested right away," said Smith, noting that she turned out to be a match.

The transplant was successful which brought the couple closer together.

That's only one story out of hundreds of kidney and liver transplants done at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville.

This group of close to 500 people represents that. Most of them are organ donors and recipients. This is Geisinger's annual transplant picnic at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

"To be able to give the gift of life to my dad, it's just really special," said Amy Britton. Continue reading

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