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Rare tumor causes turmoil for Nikiski family

...the Jeffreys family has fought an uphill battle. Following many negotiations and weekly surgeries, the University of Washington Medical Center agreed to admit Randy Jeffreys. Nikiski residents gathered two weeks ago to offer donations, and the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-23/rare-tumor-causes-turmoil-for-nikisk
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Juneau man featured in anti-smoking campaign

JUNEAU (AP) - "Cancer's not the worst thing you can get," warned Michael George Patterson, a Juneau resident who has become a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their new anti-smoking campaign.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-21/juneau-man-featured-in-anti-smoking-
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Kenai man donates stem cells, saves life

Every time he was asked "are you sure you want to move to the next step?" Chris DesOrmeaux's answer was always "yes." Yes, he wanted to save a life. About three years ago Chris, 25, of Kenai, registered online at marrow.org to become a bone marrow donor or peripheral blood stem cell donor through Be The Match - National Marrow Donor Program. After signing up, the registry program mailed Chris a mouth swab packet that he sent back to be tested on three components of donor-recipient compatibility.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-03/kenai-man-donates-stem-cells-saves-l
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Collaborating for a good cause

What does a pink-haired, tattooed, ear-pierced, outspoken, former hairstylist, current college student, 20-something single mother of twins from the central peninsula have in common with a soft-spoken, married, former nurse, current Homer author with sometimes evident strands of gray hair that hint at her age have in common? Not much unless you're talking about Maggie Winston of Kenai and Marianne Schlegelmilch of Homer. When it comes to these two women, you don't have to look too far beneath the surface to discover a strong connection.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-01-31/collaborating-for-a-good-cause
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Juneau teen returns with new heart

...for a new heart. On Dec. 2, she became the youngest patient ever to receive a heart transplant at the University of Washington Medical Center. Most heart transplant patients are in their 30s to 50s. Her youthful optimism helped her through the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031700/ala_031700ala020.shtml
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Waiting for a priceless gift

During this season of giving, Shane Campbell has already received one of the greatest gifts of all: the love and support of his community. Now he's hoping for an equally amazing gift. The gift Campbell waits for might come next month when he visits the University of Washington Medical Center to see if he qualifies to go on the donor list to receive a liver.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-24/waiting-for-a-priceless-gift
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Jacob Westly York

Soldotna resident Jacob Westly York, 24, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. A Potluck/Celebration of his life will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at the Soldotna Sports...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

Bob Summer, right, receives a hug from his daughter Rebekah after a family dinner last week. There have been a lot of hugs in Summer's life the past few months as he has fought another round with "a particularly nasty" form of cancer.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112804/people_1128peo002.shtml
Tommy Earl Ellison

Tommy Earl Ellison Soldotna resident Tommy Earl Ellison died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was 37. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Soldotna High...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012208/obits_3700.shtml
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Tommy Earl Ellison

Soldotna resident Tommy Earl Ellison died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was 37. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. His...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012508/obits_3751.shtml
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