By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year. AAA saysMore>>
High fuel costs expected to keep travelers home.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A new program will offer an online education in financial literacy to Nebraska high school students and parents.State Treasurer Don StenbergMore>>
New program will offer an online education in financial literacy.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness Newsnews@kcautv.comThree people were sent to the hospital after a portion of an Interstate 5 highway bridge in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday, dumping two vehicles andMore>>
Interstate 5 highway bridge in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday.More>>
By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com Is caffeine your drug of choice? Well if you said 'yes', you're probably not alone. And in new controversial move, a scientific manual is labeling coffee addictionsMore>>
Diagnostic Statistical Manual list "Caffeine withdrawal" as one of 15 New Mental Illnesses.More>>
By Staci DaSilva firstname.lastname@example.org 20 University Of Iowa faculty members paid a visit to the Four Directions Community Center Thursday evening. The group stopped in at Four Directions to listen toMore>>
20 University Of Iowa faculty members paid a visit to the Four Directions Community Center Thursday evening.More>>
By Staci DaSilva email@example.com It ran nearly 3 weeks overtime, but the Iowa state legislative session has officially wrapped. The Senate signed its last bill Thursday morning just after midnight.More>>
It ran nearly 3 weeks overtime, but the Iowa state legislative session has officially wrapped.More>>
By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org Traffic along Interstate 29 was slowed down significantly Thursday afternoon due to an accident. It happened just before Noon when a semi rear–ended a Honda Civic.More>>
Semi nails the back of a Honda Civic partially busting out the windshield and clogging up traffic on I-29More>>
By:Sam Doerr email@example.com With more and more drivers getting behind the wheel tired, accidents as a result of that are rising at an alarming rate. Eleven thousand deaths in the last ten years,More>>
With more and more drivers getting behind the wheel tired, accidents as a result of that are rising at an alarming rate.More>>
Social Media Important to Sioux City Fire and Police
By: Sam Doerr firstname.lastname@example.org When a natural disaster strikes like the horrific tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, social media plays a big role in the spread of information. The Sioux City Fire and PoliceMore>>
When a natural disaster strikes like the horrific tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, social media plays a big role in the spread of information.More>>
By Channel 9 Eyewitness News email@example.com Iowa investigators say the discovery of blood of a missing 15-year-old girl has diminished hope of finding her alive. Bill Kietzman of the Iowa DivisionMore>>
15-year old Kathlynn Shepard went missing on Monday.More>>
"I was, I was ready to quit. I was really ready to quit,"said Curt Green of Sioux City.
Green was just 46-years old and ready to give up on life, after a routine gall bladder procedure took a turn for the worst. You see doctors accidentally punctured his intestines causing him to lose his kidneys. Green spent a month in a coma and over 200 days in the hospital.He was also forced to begin dialysis, something he says is hard to put into words just how horrible it really is.
"I was on the needle... with two needles in my arms, for four hours a day, three times a week. And after you have dialysis, you're shot the rest of the day," said Green.
There was hope for Green. He was on the donor list to get a new kidney, but he would have to wait another five years before making it to the top of the list. And for Green, that meant another five years of dialysis, something he says would have been unbearable. But that's when he got another lucky break, a family friend stepped forward and offered to donate his own kidney.
"My friend Joey said I want to donate my kidney. I get teary-eyed because, it's changed my life. It's changed my life," said Green.
Now, five years later, Green is doing very well. You can currently find him speaking to students in Northwest Iowa on behalf of the Iowa Donor's Organization, telling young people about just how important organ donations are to saving someone's life.
"It is just incalculable the amount of living and life you can give to someone by donating,"said Green.