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available to you."

Rogers says that the information that she received from Vela gave her confidence and that she "didn't have to second guess or wonder if I made the right decision" when it came time for her to choose her treatment. But she also says that Vela provided something even more important.

"When you first find out that you have to go on dialysis you're terrified," said an emotional Rogers. "The most important thing she did was to take that fear away. She was there for me, she stayed there for me, and I know that even today I have someone that I can count on."

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Baxter Healthcare Corporation is the principal U.S. operating subsidiary of Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX). Baxter International Inc., through its subsidiaries, assists healthcare professionals and their patients with the treatment of complex medical conditions, including hemophilia, immune disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma and other conditions. The company applies its expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to make a meaningful difference in patients' lives.


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