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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.
Fighting to the last breath

"Cancer's not the worst thing you can get," warned Michael George Patterson, a Juneau resident who has become a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their new anti-smoking campaign.
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.
Community kicks in when FMLA doesn't for same-sex couple

...a relatively low-cost housing option for Cortese's treatment period that has a free shuttle to the University of Washington Medical Center, the costs are still proving difficult. Forbes said it takes time for money to come through, from insurance...
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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