Staff Reporter 

Cheney mom gives gift of life to daughter


The mysteries surrounding why Katelynn Janes needed a life-saving transplant remain. But at least the critical surgery was able to take place so life could go on.

The 2012 Cheney High grad ought to be home recuperating – and so hopefully will her mother, Lisa, who donated one of her kidneys to Katelynn last Friday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

According to Katelynn’s dad and Lisa’s husband, Ben, the surgery went well.

There was never a warning alarm, however. Everything seemed normal this past December, until Katelynn injured her foot at work. She was given m...

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