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Paulette Liedl is one of 80,000 people nationally who are currently awaiting a new kidney. Having inherited polycystic kidney disease, she has a disorder that results in clusters of noncancerous cysts that develop within the kidneys, often causing high blood pressure and kidney failure. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

'There is an angel out there'

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BEMIDJI -- At any moment the phone may ring and Paulette Liedl will have six hours to get to Rochester and begin prepping for surgery.


Paulette is one of about 80,000 people throughout the U.S. awaiting a new kidney.

"I am hoping there is a donor out there somewhere who is interested in kidney donation and hopefully they will be a match," she said.

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