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Arlette Whitaker talks about her experiences after receiving a new kidney in January at her home on April 17, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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Arlette Whitaker talks about her experiences after receiving a new kidney in January at her home on April 17, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

Organ donation transforms life

By Ginger Livingston

The Daily Reflector

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“Thank you” and “I love you” are powerful words, but they still are not enough.

They do not capture the gratitude Arlette Whitaker feels toward the unknown family that agreed to donate the organs of a 36-year-old man who was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle.


Whitaker, a 40-year-old nurse, received his kidney on Jan. 3 and with it she received a new life.

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Bless your heart
Bless your heart