It was World Kidney Day on Thursday, which may have gotten lost in everything that was going on in this suddenly bizarro world in which we live.
But our friend Zach Tremblay was featured on the CTV News out of Vancouver, and it was a terrific piece.
If you aren’t aware, Zach is from Robson, B.C., which is just across the Columbia River from Castlegar. He and his mother, Jana, have been in Vancouver since the first week of January. While there, he was transitioned from peritoneal dialysis to hemodialysis.
Zach, soon to turn 17, has been fighting kidney disease for years and is need of a transplant.
“Become a donor,” he says in the CTV story, “Not just for me but there’s other people who need it just as much as I do.”
And then there was this:
”I’ll always have the mindset of negative thoughts equal negative outcomes . . . .so I try to be as positive as I can.”
Take a couple of minutes out of your day and watch the story on this remarkable young man. It is right here.
If you are interested in being a living kidney donor, more information is available here:
Living Kidney Donor Program
St. Paul’s Hospital
6A Providence Building
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Toll free: 1-877-922-9822