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Post Bulletin
     July 10, 2018      #20-190 PB1
 
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Faith Westby, 16, right, of Pelican Rapids, received the liver of Logan Luft, who died in an ATV accident in July 2017 at the age of 15. Pictured with Faith are her mother, Jeannie Westby, center, of Pelican Rapids, and Wendy Luft, left, of Charles City, Iowa.
Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.

One year of healing, mourning and Faith

Un año de curación, luto y fe

By Katie Lauer
klauer@postbulletin.com


When Jeannie Westby got the call last July that her 15-year-old daughter, Faith, would receive a liver transplant, she knew it was a gift of life.

Kevin Torgerson

What she didn’t know, was that 15-year-old Logan Luft’s liver would also bring the gift of life to both of their families — in more ways than one.

“When we’re all together, it just feels like it’s all going to be OK,” Logan’s mom, Wendy Luft, said. “Everything’s OK, and we live. We totally just live.”

By Katie Lauer
klauer@postbulletin.com


When Jeannie Westby got the call last July that her 15-year-old daughter, Faith, would receive a liver transplant, she knew it was a gift of life.

Kevin Torgerson

What she didn’t know, was that 15-year-old Logan Luft’s liver would also bring the gift of life to both of their families — in more ways than one.

“When we’re all together, it just feels like it’s all going to be OK,” Logan’s mom, Wendy Luft, said. “Everything’s OK, and we live. We totally just live.”

Por Katie Lauer
klauer@postbulletin.com


Cuando Jeannie Westby recibió la llamada en julio pasado de que su hija de 15 años, Faith, recibiría un trasplante de hígado, sabía que era un regalo de la vida.

Kevin Torgerson

Lo que ella no sabía, era que el hígado de Logan Luft de 15 años también les traería el don de la vida a sus dos familias, en más de un sentido.

"Cuando estamos todos juntos, parece que todo va a estar bien", dijo la madre de Logan, Wendy Luft. "Todo está bien, y vivimos. Simplemente vivimos ...

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Faith Westby with the Westby and Luft families. From left: Peter Westby, Jeannie Westby, Haley Westby, Faith Westby, Landon Luft, Lilly Luft, Wendy Luft, Lenny Luft (Photography by Fagan Studios)
Contributed Fagan Studios
Katie Lauer