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Pam Lehn is pictured in her hospital bed at Toronto General Hospital in the days before undergoing a double lung transplant Feb. 3. Submitted photo

Double lung transplant gives Willmar, Minn., native 'a second chance at life'


WILLMAR -- Pam Lehn and Scott Dyer talked it over and decided that when the time came, it would be Dyer who broke the news.

On Feb. 3, Dyer blogged the words they waited months to write:

This morning at 1 a.m., the nurse awakened Pam with the news we have been waiting for: a set of donor lungs was available for transplant.

A long surgery and recovery lay ahead but it was the couple's best -- and only -- hope for keeping Lehn alive.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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