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Baby’s organs donated after Christmas tragedy

Baby Rex was born with a difficult condition, but lived 14 months without symptoms, his family said. ATLANTA — A metro Atlanta family is giving hope amid unthinkable heartbreak, after their 14-month-old boy died suddenly after Christmas. Author: Jonathan Raymond (11Alive)Published: 12:51 PM EST December 30, 2019Updated: 3:34 PM EST December 30, 2019  Baby Rex was born last …

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Debie Switalski is alive because of the liver transplant she received. She carries a picture of Zachary, the man whose choice to be a donor saved her life.

South Bend woman among those who show that organ donations are a gift of life

SOUTH BEND — Debie Switalski knows how fortunate she is. In November 2008, the South Bend resident’s liver began to fail from undetermined causes and she suddenly found herself fighting for life. It was then Switalski began to realize just what a gift organ donation could be — a gift of life. “You live your …

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