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Darlene and Curtis Schmidt sit on the steps leading to their rural Slayton home.

New lease on life: Curtis Schmidt has improved outlook following kidney transplant

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SLAYTON — Today marks 70 days for Curtis Schmidt’s new kidney.

On Friday, June 7, Curtis and his wife, Darlene, got the call they’d long been waiting for — a kidney was available if Curtis wanted it. The next day, he received an organ transplant, ending his days of reliance on dialysis to keep his body functioning properly.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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