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From The Steamboat Pilot:

By Scott Franz Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Steamboat Springs

At Hayden’s Mission of Grace Baptist Church, Doug Zirkle has used his words to inspire and heal for 14 years.

The pastor said he’s not often at a loss for words to describe how he feels.

“But I am at a loss for words about this,” he said Wednesday about the free benefit concert Hayden community members have put together to raise funds for his kidney transplant.

Zirkle, who has kidney disease and is in need of a transplant, said he is not surprised by the act of kindness.

“It’s just such a neat thing, and you know, it doesn’t surprise me because Hayden has always been this kind of community that rallies together to help people out,” he said. “I’m really honored. I don’t know how else to put it.”

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