Turner, Exchange

Pictured, left to right, are Malia Turner and Doug Overmyer.

MATTOON -- Malia Turner and Doug Overmyer spoke to the Exchange Club about Doug’s kidney donation to Malia this past year.

She started having trouble in 1994 and then she stabilized for a while. After several more bouts with her kidneys she had to choose dialysis or a transplant.

Overmyer was best friends with her brother and when he saw on Facebook she needed a donor he decided to be tested. They were surprised when they were an almost perfect genetic match so they went through the procedures needed to have a transplant. It has been six months since the operations and both said they are doing fine.

For more information about the Exchange Club of Mattoon, contact President Randy Myers at ranjil9190@gmail.com, Jack Little at jlittle7949@gmail.com, or visit www.mattoonexchange.org/.

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