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Cottage Grove resident Jim Gorbunow is waiting for a second kidney transplant but isn't letting his prognosis slow him down from living life to the fullest. (Submitted photo)

Cottage Grove man fighting for a second chance

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Jim Gorbunow is in a literal fight for his life.

Living as a Type I diabetic for nearly his entire life, the Cottage Grove resident is no stranger to illness. However, a recent discovery that his kidney, which he received in 2000, is only working at 25 percent has him in dire search for a new one. While he waits for the second time on a donor list, Gorbunow, who has faced his own mortality once before, said he is determined to live each day to the fullest.


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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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