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'We Call Him Mr. Lucky', Three siblings who donated kidneys to save their brother's life unite to celebrate Thanksgiving
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Newsday - Long Island, N.Y.
Author: DELTHIA RICKS.STAFF WRITER
Date: Nov 19, 2006
Start Page: A.03
Section: NEWS
Abstract (Document Summary)

Thomas McManus has had a long and debilitating history of kidney problems and was only 24 in 1977 when evidence of a congenital kidney disorder first arose: He was losing vigor and symptoms of gout, a painful inflammatory condition, were encumbering day-to-day routines.

ONE WEEK LATER The kidney donated by John fails and Thomas' sister [Siobhan McManus], pictured, donates her kidney for a second transplant to save Thomas.

1) Photo By Annie Tritt-Thomas McManus, front left, just received a kidney from sister Mary, right. Siblings John and Siobhan McManus, who have also given kidneys, are in back. 2) Thomas McManus 3) Siobhan 3) Mary Suzanne CH; THE DONORS (SEE END OF TEXT)

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