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Sherwood and his four kidneys celebrate with cake

December 18, 2010 • Local News

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the past two and a half decades, Thomas Sherwood has put a needle in his upper right arm and slept for four hours while a kidney dialysis machine pumps clean blood into his veins. This Friday, he woke up from his session to a party being thrown in his honor.

The Southeastern New Mexico Kidney Center celebrated Sherwood’s 27th year of receiving dialysis at the Roswell station operated by Fresenius Medical Care. The 55-year -old was feted with chocolate cake and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a plaque and a gold medal, in the office lobby.

“I was totally shocked,” Sherwood said, who was all smiles.

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