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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:46 PM

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Polycystic Kidney Diseases: A Personal Journey

WHEN: Sunday, January 20, from 2pm to 4pm

WHERE: St Joseph's Healthcare Hospital
Classroom B - T2208
2nd floor of the Juravinski Tower
50 Charlton Ave. East, Hamilton, ON

SPEAKER: Lori

We hope you can join us to hear about the story of this Hamilton Chapter member. Living a healthy life is important to Lori and she hopes PKD patients will learn a lot from her experience.

Lori is one of the estimated 66,000 Canadians affected by PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), a hereditary disorder characterized by fluid-filled cysts on the kidneys. At the age of 19, she was shocked to be diagnosed with PKD. Lori had been unaware of her genetic medical history because she was adopted.

In 2010, Lori came close to dying from end-stage renal failure. Today, a wife and mother of three children, Lori undergoes regular dialysis treatments and is on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. She is passionate about raising awareness of PKD and advocating for organ donation.

This presentation is part of an ongoing series of 2-hour informational support meetings hosted by the Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada. They are open to the public and free of charge. The venue is accessible. Local street parking and hospital parking (payment required) is available.

For more information, visit http://www.endpkd.ca/2012/Hamilton/index.asp or call toll free 1-877-410-1741.

About Us: The Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada, (a non-profit), offers informational support meetings free of charge, six times a year.

About 12.5 million people worldwide have PKD – one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases. PKD causes cysts to grow in the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure.

• Location: Hamilton

• Post ID: 14993300 hamilton
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