Hospital visit ends in same surgery for 2 brothers

1:04 PM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. - In a strange twist of fate two Minnesota brothers ended up having emergency gallbladder surgery on the same day after one took the other to the hospital.  

LeRoy Hanson, 65, of Sartell says he offered to give his 63-year-old brother Bruce a ride to the hospital Sunday after Bruce called complaining of intense pain.

LeRoy says his brother was told he would have to have his gallbladder removed.

While LeRoy sat in the waiting room, he began experiencing the same symptoms as his brother. LeRoy tells the St. Cloud Times  that by next morning he was in so much pain that he asked his wife to take him to the hospital.

Doctors told LeRoy he'd have to have his gallbladder removed, too.

That's not too unusual for the Hansons. Both brothers had their tonsils removed at the same time when they were children.

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