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October 3, 2022

8/12/2022 10:09:00 AM
The perfect match to save a life

By Levi Zimmerman
It's not every day that a spur-of-the-moment decision results in saving someone's life, but for Kyle Ebel, that was the case.
Ebel, 30, is a busines teacher at Dodgeville High School.
"I grew up in St. Germain, WI. Shortly after graduating high school, I moved down to Southwest Wisconsin. I've worked at Dodgeville High School as a business teacher for over five years now and have lived in Dodgeville for two years," Ebel said.
And his life has been much more meaningful to others, especially one particular woman from across the United States.
When scrolling through his Facebook news feed in 2012, Ebel came across a post published by a mutual friend about a loved one that was searching for a match for a stem cell donation.
I saw a post on Facebook from a friend whose family member was looking for a match, and I checked out the process," said Ebel. "After realizing how easy it was to sign up, I decided to go ahead and sign up."
What he signed up for was the Be The Match national registry of volunteers willing to donate bone marrow....
(See the rest of this story in the August 11, 2022 Chronicle issue)

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