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Now, he knows he received his life-saving organ from Katrina Petway of Baldwin.
There was some good-natured gratitude at their first meeting.
“[I’ve got these] up emotions and these down emotions. I’ve been crying and I’ve been laughing. I’ve been yelling and… I’m wondering, ‘Now I know. I got a female kidney!’ of course!” he Michalik.READ MORE: CDC: 2 Connecticut Counties Now Considered High COVID Transmission Areas
“It’s pretty cool. I had no idea,” said Petway.
“That makes you part Mr. Universe,” Michalik said.
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The former Mr. Universe added, “thanks for my new lease on life.”