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Two readers offer part of themselves to help John Kircher

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Feb. 13, 2008 at 10:13 pm with No Comments »
February 13, 2008 10:13 pm

I’ve got to say, you guys are pretty amazing.

In my 12 years at The News Tribune I’ve written hundreds of stories about hundreds of interesting people and received all kinds of feedback from the readers – some of it even good.

But I’ve never seen reaction like what followed Monday’s feature on John Kircher. Kircher runs Crystal Mountain and the Summit at Snoqualmie and is battling liver disease. He needs a liver transplant.

Two readers, neither of whom have ever met Kircher, called me to say they’d like to donate a portion of their liver to Kircher.


I’ve passed along their contact info to John Kircher.

According to a source at Crystal, Kircher was back in the hospital earlier this week. Kircher hopes to get a liver transplant from his brother-in-law in the next few weeks.


A Seattle TV station read this post today and called saying they wanted to do a story on the people who offered donate a portion of their livers to Kircher. I passed the message on to both.

The first was not home. The second declined saying he’s not trying to get attention. “I just felt the urge to do something when I read the article and saw the picture of him with his kid,” he said. “We are suppose to act on those urges.”

Photo by Peter Haley

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