Local Man Will Need Kidney

Shortly after competing in the 1998 Winter Olympics, Mike Peplinski of Eau Claire received a kidney transplant from his father-in-law.

It was suppose to be the answer to his medical crisis, but it looks like another transplant will be in Peplinski's future.

Peplinski recently found out his kidney disease returned, and he'll need another transplant in a few years.

Peplinski says he was shocked when he found out, because his doctors said it's rare for the disease to re-occur.

Peplinski says his sister will likely donate her kidney when the time arises.

He also says his case shows the importance of organ donation because so many people need transplants but can't find a donor.