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Disability rights advocate Don Brandon dies at 60

No matter which set of wheels Don Brandon was rolling in, or what role he was playing, he was loved and respected.
Kenai man donates stem cells, saves life

KENAI - Every time he was asked "are you sure you want to move to the next step?" Chris DesOrmeaux's answer was always "yes." Yes, he wanted to save a life. About three years ago Chris, 25, of Kenai, registered online at marrow.
Alaska man with artificial heart gets transplant Seattle.Christopher Marshall of Wasilla is one of only a few patients who have been able to leave University of Washington Medical Center using an artificial heart powered by a machine in a backpack, The Seattle Times reported Thursday (http...
Homer author, artist pair up on book for fundraising

HOMER - What does a pink-haired, tattooed, ear-pierced, outspoken, former hairstylist, current college student, 20-something single mother of twins from the central peninsula have in common with a soft-spoken, married, former nurse, current Homer author with sometimes evident strands of gray hair that hint at her age have in common?Not much unless you're talking about Maggie Winston of Kenai and Marianne Schlegelmilch of Homer. When it comes to these two women, you don't have to look too far beneath the surface to discover a strong connection.
Planning to be flexible

...Bigelow's beeper went off Wednesday, putting him on edge. The only people who know the number are from the University of Washington Medical Center, and a call could mean a trip to Seattle for a liver transplant. It was a false alarm. Bigelow is first...
Hoonah woman gets a new heart

...sleep for a few days because I couldn't get used to the beat." Barely a month after the surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Hillman is walking and climbing stairs she would have struggled with before. "She did a...
Former Tlingit and Haida chief justice dies in Seattle

Doug Luna, the former chief justice of the Tlingit and Haida tribes, died Wednesday at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, after a brief hospitalization for heart problems. He was 67. Along with serving on the...
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...wheeling residents in and out of their rooms. Just a few weeks earlier, Bigelow was a patient at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, recovering from a liver transplant, subsequent infection and the unexpected removal of his...
New liver, lots of heart

...Kroon was told she was suffering from an autoimmune disease that affected her liver. The doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center were compassionate, but direct. They told her the illness was life-threatening. She needed a new...


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