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Darla Lidke will celebrate the 40th anniversary of her kidney transplant June 19. Darla received a kidney from her father, Norman.

Kidney’s longevity is a cause for celebration

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When Darla Lidke was 13 years-old, life was miserable and it seemed unlikely she would graduate high school much less college.

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A kidney transplant changed her life and as she looks to celebrate 40 years as a transplant survivor, Darla marvels at the life she’s led.

“It’s a miracle because I didn’t think I’d graduate high school and now I’m 53,” she said.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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