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Heart recipient, family of donor to speak at St. Lawrence

In recognition of National Donate Life Month in April, St. Lawrence Parish will be hosting an informational event about organ donation this Sunday, March 30.

Heart recipient Leroy Wegscheid will be speaking, along with the parents of the young man whose heart he received, Greg and Debbie Pouliot.

The Pouliots will share their personal story about being the parents of an organ donor, and Wegscheid will speak about being the recipient of a donated organ.

There will be a time for questions, and informational materials will be available from Lifesource, an organization that coordinates donation in the Upper Midwest.

The event will begin after the church’s 10:30 a.m. mass, with coffee and rolls served at 11:45 a.m. and the guest speakers beginning at about 12:30 p.m.