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  • Kidney donation reflects church's family environment

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Kenny Rager/Kentucky Today
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (BP) -- Nikki Koonce took the biblical admonition about being generous to a new level on Tuesday (Nov. 28) when she gave one of her kidneys to a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq.

    Allen Miller had been dealing with kidney disease for a decade and renal failure for the past two years. Dialysis had become an unwelcome fact of life.

    Though not blood relatives, Nikki and Allen both attend Life Community Church in Owensboro, Ky., a tightknit group of believers who see one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. So, when members of the church family found out Allen needed a kidney transplant, they lined up to see if any of them would be a match. Read More