The Kidney Foundation’s annual Kidney Walk helps raise funds and hope for people living with kidney disease – people like Ashley Poole.
Ashley was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease 10 days before her 27th birthday in 2015 and was told she urgently needed a kidney transplant. She was put on dialysis while her parents got tested to see if they could donate a kidney to their daughter. In 2016, Ashley received great news, her dad, Ron, was a perfect match and that spring donated one of his kidneys to his daughter.
On Sept. 23, thousands of British Columbians will participate in the Kidney Walk in 15 communities across the province. Here in Abbotsford the Kidney Walk will take place at Mill Lake Water Park starting at 9 a.m.