Bill Kimler didn’t know he had an aunt named Karen Atwood. He didn’t know she was in desperate need of a kidney. He certainly had no idea he’d be the one to come to her aid by donating one of his organs.

“It’s weird,” said Bill, a Greenwood resident. “I did not have a single piece of rationale for doing this. It was more mathematical in my mind. The equation was a couple of weeks of inconvenience for me — and lifesaving for her.”

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