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Jim Gorbunow, of Cottage Grove, spent four hours crafting a giant snow kidney outside his home in an attempt to raise awareness of organ donation. Gorbunow is in need of a life-saving kidney transplant. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Cottage Grove man sculpts snow kidney while awaiting transplant

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Jim Gorbunow isn’t a master, or even amateur, snow sculptor, but the roughly 5-foot-tall frozen kidney in the front of his Cottage Grove home suggests otherwise.


Gorbunow, who is in need of a life-saving kidney transplant, recently took a unique approach to soliciting organ donations by crafting what is now a frozen, nearly anatomically correct kidney made of snow.

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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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