Thomson man at top of list for liver transplant
By Jim Wallace

The family of a Thomson man and longtime firefighter came together with others to help raise funds for a liver transplant.
On Saturday, Jimmy Williams, a 42-year veteran of the Thomson Fire Service, hugged friends who stopped by a yard sale on Washington Road.
I am so thankful to be alive, said the 57-year-old Williams, who is disabled and on standby for a liver transplant. I went on the national list for the operation three months ago, and now all I am waiting on is a call from the Medical University of South Carolina Transplant Center, in Charleston.
Diagnosed with liver problems in 2010, it was discovered that 30 years of diabetic medication had damaged his liver.

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