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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Peter Obetz (left) and Jeff Jarrett met in 1998 and are still close friends. Peter was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer in 2004. He was declared cancer-free in 2009. They visited StoryCorps in Kansas City, Mo. StoryCorps hide caption

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In 2005, Lance Cpl. Travis Williams lost his squad to an IED. He was the only survivor. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sally Edwards (left), 80, and Lue Hutchinson, 71, visited StoryCorps in Cincinnati. Their sons, Jack Edwards and Tom Butts, are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. StoryCorps hide caption

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Six years ago, Rick Bounds was told he would die without a kidney and liver transplant. Today he is a triathlete, thanks to donor organs from Dorothy Biernack's late husband, Marty. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Gift Of Life And Friendship After A Family's Loss

In February 2007, Rick Bounds was diagnosed with a serious liver disease and given eight months to live.

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Carol Kirsch and her daughter, Rebecca Posamentier, visited StoryCorps in 2008. Posamentier visited again recently. StoryCorps hide caption

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Alexis Martinez (left) worried that coming out to daughter Lesley as transgender would mean giving up any relationship with her grandchildren. But she needn't have worried. StoryCorps hide caption

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Herman Blake, left, and Sidney Blake at StoryCorps in New York. StoryCorps hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Daniel Hodd on deployment in Anbar Province, Iraq, 2008. Courtesy of Daniel Hodd hide caption

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John Curtis with his 11-year-old son, John Wikiera. StoryCorps hide caption

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Adoptive Dad Dreamed A Dream That Brought Him A Son

John Curtis never thought he would be able to be a dad. But in 1998 he held his son against his chest. It was "like we fit," he says.

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Dawn Maestas has removed tattoos from women who have been branded as a result of domestic violence. She recorded an interview with one of her clients, who wanted to remain anonymous. StoryCorps hide caption

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Tattoo Removal Artist Helps Clients With Emotional Scars

Dawn Maestas helps women who have been branded with tattoos as a result of domestic violence.

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Tim with his father, Keith, and brother Dan (right) at Tim's Place. Dan is the restaurant's operations manager. Courtesy of Tim Harris hide caption

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Luke and Mark Radlinski reunite at the airport after Mark's deployment in 2007. Courtesy of Luke Radlinski hide caption

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