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Natalie's cousin, Bill, has received his organs

by Kelsi Schindler

CHICAGO (WAOW) -- It's the day we've been waiting for.

Natalie's cousin, Bill, received word that doctors have a matching heart and kidney for his transplant.

The good news came early, Wednesday morning. Bill's surgery is being planned for sometime this afternoon.

Natalie is on her way to Chicago to be with her family and says the surgery should take about 12 hours. She plans on updating everyone on Bill's progress during Wake Up Wisconsin this Thursday and Friday.

Newsline 9 has developed a web page dedicated to Bill's story and organ donation. To see this page and background information on Bill's journey, click here.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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