PUBLISHED: 9:07 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Photo: Free of machines

Photo courtesy of Peter Metcalfe
Friends of Troy Kahklen are soliciting donations to offset expenses related to the cost of his impending kidney transplant. Ray Vidic of Juneau has offered to donate one of his kidneys, and the procedure is expected to take place at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Maryland. Call 790-2603 to find out how you can participate in Troy's battle to free himself of the need for dialysis and to share a longer, healthier life with his family, friends and people of Juneau. Keep track of Troy's progress during the transplant at with password Juneau1.