KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT FINDS DONOR
When Kirn Wildhaber found out he was in need of a kidney, he didn't have to look too far for a donor. Nathan Grider was surprised but eager to help.
Nathan and Kirn have been friends for a long time. Just days before Wildhaber was to marry Nathan’s sister, in October 2008, Kirn experienced flu-like symptoms. he went to the hospital and found out he had complete kidney failure. When it came time to look for donors, Nathan, along with Kirn’s 3 sisters and Kirn’s aunt volunteered. Nathan was the closest match.
Nathan and Kirn will be going to Barnes Hospital to schedule the surgery. A date has yet to be set, but Grider said they are aiming for mid-May.
The Coffeen Lions Club and the Royal Neighbors will host a breakfast Saturday from 6:00 - 11:00 AM at East Fork Township Building benefiting transplant recipient Kirn Wildhaber and donor Nathan Grider.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE OFFERS MORE IN GREENVILLE
The doors are open at 209 North 3rd Street, the home of Kaskaskia College in Greenville. To find out what is offered at the new location, we talked to Kaskaskia Dean of Corporate Training and Continuing Education Tanya Odham.
The center is much bigger then the old center with a media room open for the public. Greenville College will hold classes in the facility and there is a huge computer and work room for the Greenville College and the City of Greenville. Kaskaskia College will offer more general education classes.
A dedication and open house is planned for late May.