Kidney disease (Alport Syndrome) has been a part of Audrey Parisloff’s life for many years, affecting four generations of loved ones. The immediate family has been burdened with this disease for years.
Audrey’s oldest brother fell captive to the disease and passed away at a young age, and the youngest brother was also diagnosed with the disease and was fortunate to receive a kidney transplant. His transplant was a success for 26 years. In 2004 he passed away.
In 1999, Audrey’s nephew had a successful kidney transplant. His donor was her nephew’s father. Alport Syndrome is a part of his life too.
In June 2007, the family was devastated to learn that the gene was passed on to yet another generation. At the age of 15, grandson Bradley was diagnosed with Alport Syndrome as well. His life was consumed with dialysis for over 2 ½ years. He was on the waiting list for a transplant.
On September 23, 2011 Bradley received the call that he had been waiting for. An angel signed his/her donor card and was a match for Bradley’s kidney. In the early morning of September 24th Bradley, along with his mom Lenora, was air transported to Edmonton where he received his “Gift of Life.” Words cannot express the gratitude the entire family has for the donor and his/her family.
Audrey and her family would like to encourage everyone to sign their organ donor card and tell your family and friends of wishes. You can show support on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at this year’s event to raise awareness for the importance of organ donation.
There is no greater gift than the “Gift of Life.” Signing your donor card and speaking to your family and friends about your wishes truly works.
The event will be held in Yorkton at Jaycee Beach on Sunday, June 8 2014. Take a short walk or choose a longer 4K walk (or run) or just come out to enjoy the morning with us!
Register online at www.kidney.ca/sk/walk or call Audrey Parisloff at 306-783-5259 for a pledge package.