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In memory of
C Richard (brother) and Billie Ruth Fant Wood (brother)
From Margaret Wood
Both Mother and Richard dealt with their dialysis bravely and with little, if any, complaint. When they did occasionally miss their “treatment” as Richard called it, they let the clinic know They are each an inspiration to me and so many others. It is with gratitude that I could be nearby during most of Mother’s 15 year “roller coaster” health journey and all of Richard’s years as his backup. It simply saddens me that I was not a match for either of them. Perhaps it was not meant to be and someone else will need my kidney!

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