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Kevin Dotson, diagnosed with interstitial lung disease, now awaits a compatible lung donor. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Dotson patiently waits for lung donor

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A year ago, Kevin Dotson was slaloming down a ski hill at Lutsen.

Now, with bags packed, he's waiting for the phone to ring with news that a lung donor has been found.


Kevin, 56, has been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease, causing progressive scarring of the lungs.

In November 2010, Kevin began experiencing a dry cough. By January 2011, he detected shortness of breath. He attributed the conditions to being out of shape and carrying a few extra pounds.

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