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Calgary guitarist in search of kidney turns to social media

A Calgary punk rocker suffering from an autoimmune disease is searching for a kidney donor, turning to social media for help.

The Foul English guitarist Stephen Rubletz said he struggled with asking for assistance initially, but when he found out his family and friends weren’t matches, he felt convinced to put the ask out on Facebook. 317 more words

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That's a wrap.

My testing for the transplant it done!!!!!

Last week was crazy!!!!  Last day of school for the kids, including Chloe’s 8th grade promotion ceremony.  On to high school she goes. 879 more words

Kingston's live kidney donor program celebrates first eight donors

The live kidney donor program has been in operation at Kingston General Hospital for almost a year now.

Eight successful transplants have already taken place giving their recipients a renewed quality of life. 321 more words

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The power of friendship: woman helping friend find a kidney in Dauphin County

HUMMELSTOWN DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — When a friend is more like family, some people will do anything to help in times of struggle, and that’s exactly what a woman in Dauphin County is doing for her friend…. 362 more words

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Oh man, so much has happened since my last blog post.  An amazing friend in the transplant biz read my last post and suggested I contact my nephrologist to ask to start the transplant process.  727 more words

Setback

A minor head cold has turned into possible pneumonia, and I’m being treated with antibiotics. I’ve been completely incapacitated for a week, but luckily I am at home and not hospitalized. 682 more words