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Published October 16, 2010, 03:50 PM

Detroit Lakes man receives kidney from his daughter-in-law

Detroit Lakes, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A Detroit Lakes man is recovering from a transplant. A procedure he was able to have because of the generosity of a family member.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

4 months ago, Dennis Bowman was told he'd need a new kidney. On Wednesday, he had a successful operation. Bowman's donor is his daughter-in-law. He didn't ask her to help; she called him and said she was willing.

“She told me that ‘I lost my father when I was a very young lady and I'm not going to lose you so if I can help I will’ and she was the helper.”

Bowman will stay in Fargo the next four weeks for re-checks. His daughter-in-law was released today.