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Thank you for free Thanksgiving meal at George’s Diner

To The Daily Sun,

We would like to thank the following people and businesses for making the annual free Thanksgiving meal at George’s Diner a success. Over 100 people were served.

Roger and Robin Rist, owners of George’s Diner, E.M. Heath, Hannaford’s, Walmart, Moulton Farm, American Legion Post 33, Sysco, Copy Express, Jack McEwan, The Laconia Daily Sun.

Everett Duren

Owen Price


  • Written by Roger Amsden
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I've been waiting for a kidney donor for 3 1/2 years

To The Daily Sun,

Wednesday's front-page article about the Ippolitos' transplant experience was truly heartwarming, and renewed my determination to have my own story.

I want to thank The Laconia Daily Sun for publishing my two recent letters (Sept. 1 and 28) as I seek to find a kidney donor.

I've been on the waiting list for a deceased donor for 3 1/2 years now and can expect two more, on average. Readers, please go to your town hall or DMV to be registered as a donor and tell your family your wishes. Sorry, it is a sad thing to think about. And consider becoming a living donor for me or someone you already know — ask them, because they may be hesitant to ask. Nowadays, also partial liver, lung, pancreas and of course bone marrow can also be donated living.

I'm grateful also to the Red Cross and two Lakes Region churches, St. Katharine Drexel in Alton, and the First Congregational of Ossipee and my volunteers for hosting a Give Life table at their recent blood drives. Thanks, too, to the New England Organ Bank for pen and hand sanitizers hand out gifts along with their pamphlets about living and deceased donation.

For more info, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or contact Massachusetts General Hospital transplant team at 877-644-2860 and mention my name. They will never even tell me you called, but it would encourage my heart to know, even if you get screened out. I don't need to know the reason.

My transplant fund for non-covered medical expenses: helphopelive.org, Find a Campaign, Judy Furness/NH/Kidney can help a lot, also.

Thanks so much!

Judy Furness


  • Written by Mike Mortensen
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