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Jacob Perala, a 10th grader in New York Mills, is the recent recipient of a kidney transplant from his aunt Teresa Theisen. Jacob made it home in time for Christmas and is recovering from the transplant.

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This holiday season, 15-year-old Jacob Perala received the best gift he could ask for: a kidney.

Just a year ago, if you would have asked him, or his parents, about the need for a new kidney, they would have thought that was crazy. Jacob, up until this April, was just your average boy, attending high school and playing sports like any other kid in New York Mills.

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