Kilometre Crunch! Keeping Up with Dale Calibaba


DALE’S TOTAL

6,599km (approx)

MRP’S TOTAL

11,285km 135,004 minutes

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MRP’s Exercise Challenge

Our exercise challenge has officially ended and our final tally has been posted. A big congratulations to all our amazing participants who took part in so much physical activity. Keep it going!

Go Dale Go!

Follow BC peritoneal dialysis patient, Dale Calibaba, as he fulfills a life-long dream of bicycling across Canada. Dale’s journey is significant to those living with kidney disease because he proves that individuals can overcome challenges of kidney disease to achieve amazing things. Being active while living with kidney disease has many benefits. While you don’t have to take on a journey of this magnitude to reap rewards, any activity (swimming, playing with your kids/grandkids, walking the dog) is beneficial.

 

Who isdale_sml Dale Calibaba?

Dale is a 46-year-old British Columbia resident. He was born with Alport Syndrome and his kidneys failed when he was 18 years old. He was on dialysis for one year until he received a kidney transplant which was successful for 18 years. In 2005, when his body rejected his kidney transplant, Dale chose home-based automated peritoneal dialysis (APD). Dale’s driving reason for undertaking this epic journey is to raise awareness of home dialysis, the organ donor registry and empower other people with kidney disease. “I want to touch other lives, let people with kidney disease see the possibilities so they can be empowered.”

The ride will be a family affair. Dale’s daughter Haley, 18, will manage the ride and drive the support vehicle that will follow Dale every km of the way. Dale’s son Brook, his partner Victoria and grandson Ashton will be in St. John’s, Newfoundland as he begins and his son Derek will be in Victoria, B.C. to welcome him home as he crosses the finish line.

 

Our Active Living Champions
In honour of our exercise challenge we are featuring individuals living with kidney disease who make a point of including physical activity into their lives.
Check out Mary!
Check out Jamie!
Check out Valdimar!
Check out Mike!
Check out Thomas!
Check out Izabela!
Check out Glenn!
Check out Cresencia!
Check out Ralph!
Check out Wendy!
Check out Corina!
Check out Joseph!

Dale Finishes Ride for Now

Thousands of kilometres into his ride and only days from home, Dale has had to postpone finishing the trip due to an infection. Dale you pretty much biked all the way across Canada and inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of people. Congratulations – this is a victory. We continue to cheer you on and hope you are feeling better soon.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have made one of the hardest decisions in my life today and decided after half way riding to Cache Creek today that I need to put my Believe In The Possibility ride temporarily on hold. I’ve been nursing a small catheter infection all the way across Canada but today the pain and discomfort had become too unbearable and I ran a risk of further complications. I’m scheduled for surgery tomorrow at 10am to have the catheter removed and have a temporary hemodialysis line put in. I’m so sorry and apologize greatly to all of my friends, family and supporters for disappointing you and not finishing on schedule. I still intend on finishing riding to the end as soon as I’m healed up.”
~ Dale Calibaba
Dale Stats

DAY: 85   KMS BIKED: 6,599 (approx)

Current Location: Sicamous, BC

Updated: August 24

Dale’s Journey

Dale is aiming to cycle over 7,000 km across Canada in 94 days. He left St. John’s, Newfoundland on June 1st.


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