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January 5, 2017

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

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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

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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