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03-29-2011, 03:49 PM
Posted 2011-03-29 15:48:50 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/4820496/Second-chance

This article entitled "Second chance" (http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/4820496/Second-chance) is about Brent Beaumont who recently received his sixth dan in New Lynn, New Zealand, 15 years after receiving a kidney transplant.

From the article: He received a kidney transplant from a Glen Eden woman on April 19, 1995. "In my late 20s I started to become really crook but didn't know why," he says. "I found out both my kidneys had failed and was instantly put on dialysis but knew I couldn't stay on it forever." He spent two years in daily treatment every six hours before getting the transplant. "The moment I had the transplant I felt great. I now consider April 19 my second birthday."

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