CU Worker Gives Special ChristmasPresent

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. - (12/27/04) -- The gift that Jeanine Lee gave hersister Danielle Weitz-Lind this Christmas has no price. Lee, 34, aworker at Strait-View CU, donated one of her kidneys to her babysister, 21, who suffers from an autoimmune disease that nearlydestroyed both of her kidneys. The surgery to remove Lee's kidney,which necessitated breaking a rib to reach the organ, was acomplicated one, but Lee was able to return to work three weeksafter giving her sister the gift of life. Her younger sister, too,was feeling much better and able to celebrate what she described asher first normal Christmas since she was diagnosed with the diseaseat 14.

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