Green Twp. firefighter dies unexpectedly while recovering from kidney transplant

Green Twp. firefighter dies unexpectedly while recovering from kidney transplant
The department said Mike Weissmann's passing “was sudden and unexpected, and quite a surprise to us.” (Source: Facebook: Green Township Fire & EMS)

GREEN TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - The unexpected and sudden loss of one of their own has left the Green Township Fire and EMS family in mourning.

Firefighter Mike Weissmann passed away Wednesday, the department wrote on Facebook.

Weissmann suffered from chronic kidney problems, the post reads.

The problem got to the point where he required a kidney transplant.

After searching, Weissmann found a donor. Lo and behold, it would come from someone within the Green Township Fire and EMS Department.

The transplant was a success and Weissmann was recovering, hoping to get back to his family in the department.

“Although his health had not yet risen to a level where he could come back to work, the donated kidney gave him a new lease on life; one where he could once again get out and take walks, and return to his hobbies which lifted his spirits,” the Facebook post reads.

Getting ready for the Halloween weekend, Weissmann was outside decorating the home with his family on Wednesday.

Sadly though, Weissmann passed away later that day.

The department wrote that his passing “was sudden and unexpected, and quite a surprise to us.”

Green Township Fire and EMS Department is asking for everyone to keep the Weissmann family in their thoughts and prayers.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Firefighter Mike Weissmann last night. Many people have...

Posted by Green Township Fire & EMS on Thursday, October 29, 2020

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