Last February, a doctor from Menomonie gave the greatest gift, the gift of life, and now he’s being recognized for it, with 28 others who have done the same. Dr. Jim Haemmerle, an orthopedic sugeon for Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie has dedicated his career to helping patients overcome illness and injury. But, in his mind, that just wasn’t enough. So, last February, he donated his left kidney to someone he had never met, a carpenter and farmer from rural Minnesota who has four children.
Chippewa Valley Post, Jamie Paige, 10/6/11