Seattle Barista Gives Gift of Life to Ailing Customer

Every day for three years, Annamarie Ausnes went to her local Seattle Starbucks for her usual morning coffee. She developed a casual relationship with the barista that soon percolated and ultimately saved her life. Sandie Andersen, 51, a chatty server who struck up conversations with her regulars, had no idea Ausnes had spent the last seven years on a kidney transplant list and was getting sicker and sicker. But one day last fall, Andersen noticed a sadness in Ausnes' voice and pushed her to...Full Story
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