'An Angel Came Into Our Lives:’ Injured Flight Nurse Gets New Kidney

CBS DENVER | Alan Gionet

MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – “When I got hurt a couple years ago, I had no idea it would turn into something like this,” a visibly stronger Dave Repsher told the crowd.

The words were spoken Monday night to a gathering of supporters at Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison. Dave can hold attention like he used to hold precious life in his hands in his work as a flight nurse.

His life changed massively in July of 2015 when he was in a Flight For Life helicopter that crashed shortly after takeoff in Frisco. The impact, the attempt to save pilot and friend Patrick Mahany (who perished), the fire that left Dave burned over 90 percent of his body, all happened in seconds. 

Then things slowed down. Dave spent over a year in the hospital. Heavy antibiotics helped save him, but also claimed much of his hearing and kidney function. Continue reading 
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