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Sport 38: Winter 2010



The Good Samaritan gave a kidney to Neil Southgate. Neil was no relation, he wasn't even a work colleague, just a person in need within the community. It made the front page of the local paper; a framed version of the story graced rooms in both men's houses.

One good kidney each was plenty. Neil even ran the Boston Marathon and brought a T-shirt back for the Good Samaritan. He'd show people the T-shirt and say, 'Part of me ran that marathon.'

But when his prodigal son returned, flat-broke and jaundiced, things between the Good Samaritan and Neil Southgate soured.