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January 5, 2017

Daughter Helps Brighten the Holidays for Mother by Giving Her a Kidney

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

We don’t want to be presumptuous, but we’d guess 2016’s award for “Best Christmas Gift Given to a Mother” (if there were such a thing) would go to Cathy Carchedi of North Branch, Minnesota. That’s because just before this past holiday season kicked into full swing, Cathy offered to give her mom, Dease Charais, the […]

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Tags: Kidney transplant, Lupus

May 5, 2016

Curling for a Cause: ‘Lupus ‘Spiel USA’ Raises Funds for Research  

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Regan Birr was diagnosed with lupus when she was 21 years old. In the years since, she tells us her road to recovery has been a long and winding one. “When I first got sick, I had extreme pain and fatigue all over my body,” she says. “I was given a 2 1/2-year regimen of […]

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Tags: Curling, Dr. Timothy Niewold, Lupus, Lupus Research

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