Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Dear Cousin George: How Are Your Kidneys?

From the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post:

Genealogical research led man to discover his presidential lineage

By Kathi McFarland

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

For Brett Dicken Brown, history is a living, vibrant thing and a source of endless fascination.

Brown, 58, of Greenacres has been involved in genealogical research since 1964, when his great-aunt captured his interest in their family tree.

"It's in my blood," he said.

During his research, Brown discovered that he is related to 13 American presidents, including Millard Fillmore, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and George W. Bush.


He received his second kidney transplant three years ago. The first transplant, a kidney donated by his brother, was unsuccessful.

"A kidney is one of the hardest organs to match," Brown said. "It's a delicate thing."


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