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Amazing Story About Coach Conner

Post by Stonehouse on Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:22 am

Saw this in today's Oregonian:

http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/sports/1200034506167530.xml&coll=7&thispage=1

For those not in the link-clicking mood:

University of Portland men's cross country and track coach Rob Conner will donate one of his kidneys Monday to a woman he's never met.

The procedure at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, called a paired living donor exchange, will include two donors and two recipients. Conner's kidney will go to an unrelated woman, whose husband, in turn, will donate a kidney to Conner's mother, Shirley Conner, of Olympia.

Pretty amazing. Prayers that all the surgeries go well and that Coach Conner can come back strong!

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Wow.

Post by PilotNut on Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:15 am

Coach Conner never ceases to amaze me.

I have met him several times, and have always walked away impressed... what a great guy to have on campus.

Here's to a quick recovery!

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Re: Amazing Story About Coach Conner

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:37 am

An amazing guy. Somehow, I've come to expect stories like that about Rob.

I'm adding my prayers to all parties for a good and speedy outcome.

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Trib chimes in

Post by PilotNut on Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:06 am

The Portland Tribune also has an article today...

http://www.portlandtribune.com/sports/story.php?story_id=120000963174879000

Interesting DNA comment by Larry Williams. I cant say I disagree!

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Post by MesaPilot1 on Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:05 am

The Story has now become National News- Fox,ESPN,etc.What a sacrifice and giving gesture.

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Post by mattywizz on Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:19 pm

Coach Conner is the man. That is all.

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Re: Amazing Story About Coach Conner

Post by PilotRunner on Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:36 am

Update on Conner: He's doing really well. He came back to campus last Wednesday afternoon. Not only did he show us his cool scars but he is already driving the guys back up to the forest and is gearing up for the Husky Invite this weekend at UW.

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Re: Amazing Story About Coach Conner

Post by Stonehouse on Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:30 pm

Hey everyone... just saw a new article about this posted on NCAAsports.com, and it includes updates of everyone.

http://ncaasports.com/track-and-field/story/10645973

Sounds like things are going well!

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