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Gift of a face a testament to donor's enduring values

Joseph Helfgot, pictured with his wife, Susan Whitman, died earlier this month, and his face was donated for a transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Joseph Helfgot, pictured with his wife, Susan Whitman, died earlier this month, and his face was donated for a transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital. (The Helfgot-Whitman Family)
By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / April 15, 2009

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Joseph Helfgot, the son of Auschwitz survivors, was clear about his intentions as he prepared to receive a long-awaited heart transplant April 5: If he did not survive, he wanted to donate his organs to others who needed them. Growing up hearing of his parents' Holocaust experience made the gift of life so valuable, he said, that no other decision ... (Full article: 1180 words)

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