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Man donates kidney to wifes cousin
Michael Harper of Forsyth County was joined in Chicago by wife Diana and 9-month-old daughter Aubree leading up to the transplant last month. - photo by CRYSTAL LEDFORD
CUMMING — Not unlike many 26-year-olds, Michael Harper hadn’t given much thought to organ donation. But when Abby Tudor, the cousin of his wife, Diana, was suddenly stricken with a mysterious problem causing her kidneys to stop working, he soon became a proponent. Diana Harper described Tudor as a normal, healthy 24-year-old woman whose kidneys suddenly stopped working in January 2013.