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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Life of Stittsville teen John Lambert impacted by kidney disease


OTTAWA COMMUNITY NEWS | John Curry

Kidneys are something that people take for granted – until a problem develops or is diagnosed.

And that’s why events such as the annual Kidney Walk in Stittsville which is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 11 is so important. It not only helps raise funds for the work of the Kidney Foundation of Canada but also it raises awareness of kidney disease. Indeed, one in ten Canadians are living with some form of kidney disease. The Kidney Foundation of Canada provides patient support, funds research and works to increase awareness of organ and tissue donation. There are many people on the transplant list, waiting for a life-saving kidney.

The Kidney Walk will be helping support those like teen John Lambert of Stittsville whose life has been impacted by kidney disease.

John Lambert’s journey with kidney disease began in June 2014 when he was 12 years old. It was noticed that he was drinking a lot and that he seemed to want drinks that were highly concentrated. Continue reading
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