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Derek Hudson, 43, has battled a terminal kidney illness since the age of 15.


When Derek Hudson was 15, his Boy Scout troop embarked on a retreat to Chief Logan State Park. Hudson went to sleep at 140 pounds; he woke up weighing a little more than 200.

His Scout mates could only stare. He got stung by something, someone guessed. Whatever it was, it shook them up for a weekend — but it signaled something far worse for Hudson.

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Greg Stone can be reached at 304-348-5124 or gstone

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