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Fla. firefighters come to aid of colleague in need of a kidney

Six firefighters volunteered to be tested for kidney donation compatibility for the 37-year-old with type 2 diabetes


By Laura Archazki-Pacter
The Naples Daily News

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. — When Angela Coffey sent an urgent email out to her friends and colleagues, she didn't know who would reply. Of the many emails she sent throughout her years, this one was the hardest for her to compose.

She began her email explaining her story: Fighting type 2 diabetes, starting her family, and coming to terms with a diagnosis she never expected, just two years after her third child was born — her kidneys were shutting down. Her email was a sincere request for a kidney donor.

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