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One heart, 2 livers, 5 kidneys and 1 on a waiting list

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 17th, 2013

PERU - Encouraging people to become organ donors is the focus of National Donate Life Month, an annual effort to educate the public about organ donation. Members of the local Life Live transplant support group celebrated by having a group photo taken at the their April 8 meeting, which was the sixth anniversary of the groupís founding. Pictured are, front row left to right, Jean Reger of Peru (liver transplant recipient), Nancy Rager of Peru (kidney transplant) and Butch Plochocki of LaSalle (heart transplant); back row, Sharon Scully of LaMoille (kidney transplant), Bill Pelszynski of LaSalle (on a liver transplant waiting list), Willa Dellinger of Peru (liver and kidney transplant), Sharon Pyszka of Spring Valley (kidney transplant) and Cary Benner of Peru (kidney transplant). Life Live meets at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (Photo contributed)

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