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Experimental Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Cures Man's Diabetes

While the surgery was life-changing, Matt wasn't without his hard days

For the next three months, every time his kids arrived from school, they had to strip down, clean themselves up thoroughly, and change their clothes before visiting their dad. If any of them had a cough, they were not allowed to enter the basement.

“After three months I was able to go to my daughter’s junior high volleyball game, but I sat across the gym from everybody so I wouldn’t catch anyone’s germs,” Matt said. “It’s been a life-changing surgery,” he continued. “It’s been nothing but a gift, but there were some hard days.”

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