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Jan Lambert of Willmar, left, shares a moment with her big brother, Jim Thompson of Lake Lillian. Lambert is donating a kidney to her brother in a surgery scheduled for Aug. 27. Fifteen years ago Thompson’s oldest sister, Jean Gladitsch of Vesta, donated a kidney to her brother. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)

Two sisters give life to brother: Lake Lillian man to receive second kidney transplant

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WILLMAR — When he was a kid, Jim Thompson sparred plenty with his two sisters. It was a typical brother-sister relationship.

But life-giving sacrifices have changed those relationships.

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In 1998 Thompson's oldest sister gave him a kidney in a transplant operation that has kept him off dialysis for 15 years.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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