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LeRoy and Ruth Wegscheid (couple on the right), spoke at St. Lawrence Parish along with Greg and Debbie Pouliot, the parents of LeRoy's heart donor. Debbie is holding a photo of her son, Jeff, whose donated organs saved multiple lives, including LeRoy’s. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

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On Sunday, March 30, Debbie Pouliot stood in front of the people assembled in St. Lawrence Parish church and told a story.

“We got the dreaded phone call that no parent wants to get,” she began. “Our son was being taken to the hospital by ambulance. What happened in the next few days changed our lives, and changed the lives of a lot of other people.”


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