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Continued: Tevlin: For this man, checking off ‘organ donor’ is personal

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 22, 2014 - 7:35 PM

Costello met them at a picnic for donors and survivors, and the small child reached out to him, almost instinctively.

“We have a picture of him putting his hand on my heart,” said Costello. “On his own father’s heart.”

In the 14 months since the transplant, “I’ve come to realize just how sweet and precious and fragile life is,” said Costello. “Kevin’s gift to me is a remarkable thing. I have a better heart now than I did before, a nurse’s heart. Now part of my legacy is to spread Kevin’s legacy.”

 

jtevlin@startribune.com • 612-673-1702 Follow Jon on Twitter: @jontevlin

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