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SAMUEL GUEDEA, right, received a kidney from his cousin, Alexander Guedea, shown in the framed photo, who died last year. Samuel's son, Samuel Guedea Jr., center, has been helping his father with transplant recovery. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

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Kidney recipient tells bittersweet story

By From page A1 | June 19, 2013

Samuel Guedea  is coming up on the first anniversary of the kidney transplant that saved his life. It’s certainly a reason to celebrate, but it brings up bitter-sweet feelings for Guedea. In 2012, after waiting for a kidney transplant for almost four years, Guedea received a kidney from his second cousin, 21-year-old Alexander Nicholas Guedea, who committed suicide on June 19.

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