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Winder firefighter saves lives on and off the job
Josh Kemerling holds up the bag of stem cells he donated.
Winder firefighter Josh Kemerling looked at the idea of being a bone marrow donor as not too different from what he does during his day job. “I told my wife, friends, that having spent 13 years in a profession that saves lives, that (being a donor) would be the most truly awesome way to save a life,” he recalled.' He finally got that chance. It took a while from when he initially joined the registry to get the chance, but last summer he received word that he was finally a match.