"There's not much in this world I can give," he said. "I'm not a veteran who served overseas. I'm not a firefighter. But this (donating a kidney) I can do. I can save a life. All it requires is my willingness to give up a part of myself."
"It was a series of booms," said Mr. Roach, a six-year resident of the neighborhood who lives across from Mr. Pascoe and whose lawn was the final resting place of the tree. "It was a total house-shaking boom."