Langley grandfather needs kidney. . . . B.C. ranks No. 1 in living kidney donations. . . . Hey, there’s an app for that, too

Jerry Franks would love to play with his grandson, Donovan, but oftentimes just doesn’t have the energy. Why not? Because Jerry, a 64-year-old from Langley, B.C., needs a kidney transplant; in fact, he has been on dialysis for three years now — three times a week.

“His daughter Danielle has been reaching out on social media ‘and every way I know how,’ ” writes Bob Groeneveld in the Langley Advance Times, “and his son Rob has a plea for kidney donors to help ‘My best friend, my Dad’ emblazened on his business truck – along with the phone number to call to be a donor: 604-806-9027.”

Groeneveld has a whole lot more on Jerry’s story right here.



According to its Twitter account, CORE “is a non-profit dedicated to promoting donation, education and research of organ and tissue transplantation.” . . . CORE is an acronym for Centre for Organ Recovery and Education.” It is headquartered in Pittsburgh, to this tweet obviously is directed to our American friends. . . .


If you are going to be in Vancouver’s West End on Saturday, Aug. 10, some folks will have hot dogs and Chilliwack corn for you.


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