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Jehovahs Witness experiences an influx of hope
Missouri man receives infusion of bovine blood product
After receiving successful treatment with Hemopure, a bovie blood product, Mark Watkins, left, is visited May 3 at the University of Kansas Hospital by son-in-law Eddie Arteaga, from background left, daughter Lacey Arteaga and daughter-in-law Esmeralda Watkins.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith. Little could he guess, in the end, it would be a controversial product sent from a terrorized city that would save him. “Obviously, we’re thrilled,” Watkins’ son, Rocky, 30, said from his father’s hospital bedside.