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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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-09/kenai-man-donates-stem-cells-saves-life
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-05-26/community-kicks-when-fmla-doesnt-sa
Neighbors
Alaska man with artificial heart gets transplant

...in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-14
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-04/homer-author-artist-pair-book-fundraisi
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-04-14/fighting-last-breath
Neighbors
Douglas H Alsip

Douglas H Alsip, August 15, 1953 - February 11, 2013 Douglas Alsip died at home in Juneau, AK, on February 11, 2013 after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Doug was born in Staten Island, NY, and then grew up in Clearwater, FL, Pine Ridge,

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Jacquelyn Lauren Badger

...2012 Jacquelyn Lauren Badger, 30 years old, courageously left this earth bound for heaven while at the University of Washington Medical Center. On June 13, 1981 Philip, Patricia, and family drove down to the Kenai River to catch a king salmon...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000160094151
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062102/loc_minister.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080802/loc_hoonahheart.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030111/reg_792682895.shtml
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