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BLOG: The kidney transplant that saved a life

Tom Jackson • Feb 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Fremont resident Troy Lewis, alive today because of a stranger's kidney donation, is sharing his story in his new book, "Another Second Chance ... God's Story."

Lewis, 44, will be signing copies of the book from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Books & Gifts, located at 139 Columbus Ave. in downtown Sandusky.

Lewis, who is married and the father of two girls, survived an encounter with a serious disease, IgA nephropathy. A kidney transplant allowed him to survive.

"It's a lot more than a kidney transplant," Lewis said about his new book.

The book is about a journey, how God works in someone's life, Lewis said.

"It's basically a book about the miracles of God, how they affect us every day, how they happen all around us," he said.

The book is also about how the kidney donation also saved Lewis' brother's life, according to the Web site promoting the book.

Asked about that, Lewis said, "That's kind of the hook of the book that I hate to give away."

Holy Family mostly stocks Catholic books and gift items, but the owner, Phil Dinovo, says he carries items for all faiths. He agreed to offer Lewis' book.

Lewis isn't a Catholic -- he's a member of Fremont Alliance Church -- but he said the book's Christian message is for everyone.

"This book crosses all lines. There's no boundaries in this book," Lewis said.

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