State representative donates kidney to ailing wife

A northeast Ohio lawmaker is donating a kidney to his wife of 40 years to help her overcome an autoimmune disease.
Associated Press
Mar 29, 2014

 

House Rep. Ron Young, a Republican from Lake County, was to undergo surgery Friday to donate the kidney to his wife, Kathy.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reported Young’s wife has been on a dialysis machine because of the disease lupus.

The 58-year-old lawmaker joked he can’t withhold much of anything from his wife, including bodily organs.

Comments

Pterocarya frax...

What a loving selfless thing to do for his wife of 40 years. I wonder how rare that is...for a spouse to be a compatible organ donor?

Oh wait...he is a Republican. He probably married his sister.

The Big Dog's back

LMAO!

Donegan

And you people wonder why everyone else thinks you are scum. Not everything is politics even if you believe your party is a religion and the president is a god.

Pterocarya frax...

So you are on your way to the story about more snow to call out the people that blamed the snow on Obama and Al Gore...right?

Bottom Line

Donegan is exactly right and you are pathetic. It doesn't matter what his party is because politics doesn't play in here. This was just a nice little story. And your rebuttal is laughable because CLEARLY nobody is blaming the weather on Osama. Get a life.

Pterocarya frax...

In the process of showing your hypocrisy, you misspelled the President's name.

Bottom Line

In the process of showing your ignorant douchebagery, you insulted a man for a loving, selfless good deed.

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The Hero Zone

Agreed.

Pterocarya frax...

1) I paid the man a compliment. In fact you copied my words.
2) You misspelled "douchebaggery".
3) Until you call out people like Darwin's Choice for douchebaggery on the other side, you should STFU.

Bottom Line

Are you a 7th grade girl? 1) It's also not a compliment if it's just a prelude to an insult. 2) Only a boner like you would get off on correcting others spelling errors. 3)If you want me to stfu then just tell me when and where you want to make that happen. Saying that to me on here just further proves what a weasel you are.

Pterocarya frax...

You know...you are right. My comment about Ron Young was over the top, and if I ever meet him, I will apologize to his face. I should not take my disgust with his voting record out on his personal situation, although in my opinion, his continual votes against women's health, against equal access to voting, against SB5, against public education, for JobOhio, against JobsOhio being audited by the auditor of the state, and against consumer protection from predatory banks, does speak volumes about his character.

Again, I was wrong to attack him just for being a Republican, but I must say, it gets tiring seeing conservatives on here attack the First Lady and President continually, and calling liberal commenters names like azzhat, leach (sic), and parasite, all of which have been used on me in this story alone. After constantly seeing attacks like that from the right, I lashed out last night, and was wrong for it.

Now, if you are still wanting to beat up on 7th grade girls, boners, or weasels, go look somewhere else. I am not into violence.

Darwin's choice

P frax you're a douchbag.

Pterocarya frax...

So now you want a shot at this 7th grade girl too?

Pete

Would you like a binky?

The Big Dog's back

Conservatives love exploiting women and the young.

Donegan

Says the guy named for a president who liked young female interns UNDER his desk. That's comical.

Pete

If he was a liberal he'd have expected someone else to donate. The parasite sect refuses to give anything of their own.
Leaches each and every one of you.

Pterocarya frax...

I think you meant "leeches".

Darwin's choice

Well, in your case, azzhole is suffice.

Pete

He knows he's a worthless parasite despite my spelling error. Creatures who have never been a productive member of society know their own stench..

sugar

Pete! Lol! If a liberal he would demand or mandate we all give up a kidney, after all it's the fair thing to do. Have we no heart? People need organs, everyone should share the wealth.

Pete

But he wouldn't offer even a biopsy's worth of his own. Only of others do they demand...

The Big Dog's back

Gee, at least he has health insurance to cover this. Something you right wingnuts want to deny to other people.

grumpy

kURTie seems to be the only one advocating taking health insurance away from people.

KURTje

He did not do a Gingrich on her, though we do pay for their medical. Should we take it away?

mikeylikesit

im ashamed of some of you people. me, the man who knows no shame! you really outdid yourselves..

The Big Dog's back

Hardly.

grumpy

You are correct... we have all read your statements before...it is nothing new or unusual with you.

KURTje

Yeah grump keep living up to your name. While he should donate (because we would do the same for family) WE pay for the medical costs. That's my point. Grump who'd pay if you donated for your wife. Glad

grumpy

WE don't pay his medical costs.

The insurance company that the taxpayers paid the premiums for pays the medical costs. The tax payers don't pay the medical costs. That is if he used the medical insurance that covers him and his wife. His wife might have insurance through her job, if she has one, or if he has another job that might cover them. I don't know and neither do you.

As I said you are the only one here who says we should take away medical insurance... you said it on this article and in other article on insurance articles about people you have disagreed with politically. It was not the first time.

The Big Dog's back

Where do the public employees insurance companies get their money from?

Donegan

Ask your union lackeys, They might have a answer.

grumpy

I suggest you research that question. The answer is the same place insurance companies get their money from anyone who they insure. You can look that up also. That should keep you occupied for weeks.

KURTje

Glad you are paying attention somewhat. Why cant we take away both Nancy's (Regan/Pelosi) medical? Or we have what they have? See....my point is our elected officials aren't deity.

grumpy

Re: "Why cant we take away both Nancy's (Regan/Pelosi) medical?"

I suggest you go read what their insurance contract says, that might answer your question. I don't have access to their insurance plan nor their retirement plans. But you are welcome to search those things out if you really are interested beyond not making a point about it on a blog.