Local Lander received a new kidney after more than two years of waiting


(Lander, WY) – Beloved Lander local David Dempster finally got a new kidney after waiting over two years with stage 5 kidney disease.

David got a call at 4:00 p.m. Saturday from the transplant team in Aurora, Colorado saying we needed to take him to Denver because he’s scheduled at 7:00 a.m. Monday 7 for a kidney transplant, his mom Deb recalled. Harmon.

“The operation went very well and only lasted 2 hours, and the team is very happy with the functioning of the kidney.”

It’s likely that David will be released in the middle of next week, but will have to stay in Denver for 4-6 weeks.

“Without the fundraisers of Elks Lodge, Silver Spur Lanes, organizations, the entire Lander community and members of David’s Church at Word of Faith, financially this would have been a hardship,” Deb explained. .

“Thanks to all the love and donations for David, over $16,000 was raised. We extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone in the Lander community, we as a family are very humbled. May God watch over everyone. – David, Bruce, Jake and Richard Dempster, Shane and Deb Harmon

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