Warm Friendship is byproduct of donor’s Online Search

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Web site pairs area transplant patients with donors by Henry Davis – Buffalo News Medical Reporter November 16, 2008 Julie Wolf was the 62-year-old director of a charity in Olean and needed a new kidney. Linda Padilla was the 61-year-old postmaster of Ellicottville and wanted to donate a kidney. The two met on the Internet on a Web site that pairs strangers with patients who need organs. They recently completed a successful transplant in...

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Women On A Mission Receive Award

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Jamestown Post Journal by Pat Brininger October 19, 2009 Less than five years ago, the need for a kidney – for themselves or someone they loved – brought together four women from across Western New York. Overcoming their individual struggles, they became “Women on a Mission” and brought about changes in hospital policies to allow for transplants from living organ donors who make connections through the Internet, and they...

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Ellicottville Postmaster Gives the Gift of Life

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BY JEANINE ZIMMER BOSWORTH August 20, 2008 Linda Padilla, Postmaster of the Ellicottville Post Office, donated her kidney to Julie Wolf of Olean on August 20, 2008. She had met Linda through the website www.wnykidneyconnection.org. The WNY Kidney Connection was founded by Jeanette Ostrom of Jamestown and has helped several people in need of finding matching kidney donors. The purpose of the foundation is to eliminate long waiting lists and...

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Love Thy Neighbor

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Kidney Donation Gives Area Man New Hope by Luke Anderson June 11, 2008 BEMUS POINT – A Bemus Point family is thanking a good friend and new unofficial family member after she made a life-saving gift to their son. Kenny Woodfield discovered his kidneys were failing last August after going to the hospital for knee surgery. Since then, he had been undergoing dialysis while trying to find a donor who would be willing to give up a kidney to...

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Falconer Woman Donates Kidney to Brother

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by Nick Dean – Jamestown Post Journal February 3, 2008 Falconer resident Judy Roach did not hesitate when her older brother needed a kidney.   The youngest of five siblings, Roach was a close enough match to become a living donor for her brother — having surgery in October 2006. But because of the operation, Roach could not participate in the West Palm Beach Marathon, which she had been training to run at the time. Fully recuperated,...

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Musician Humbled By Outpouring Of Support

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By Nicholas L. Dean ndean@post-journal.com December 7, 2007 When friends told Rich Leeper they were going to organize a benefit concert for him, the local musician thought the event would consist of a couple of guys and some instruments — nothing big. Then came word that the day-long celebration will be held at AmVets Post 1996 in Jamestown and will feature a dozen musicians Leeper has played with during the years and has inspired through his...

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