Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Being diagnosed with kidney disease or kidney failure can be a stressful experience involving a lot of change.

It helps to hear from people who have been living with CKD or kidney failure. Many patients have shared their stories with us. Learn about their experiences with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure here.

Barry Marks 25 Years on Hemodialysis

Sitting in a Seven Oaks General Hospital (SOGH) hemodialysis unit, Barry Kiriluk receives his routine dialysis treatment. Today marks 25 years of being on hemodialysis…
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Taking Your Work Home

Manitoba Renal Program staff member Glenda Peebles is used to dealing with kidney disease through her work. As an Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator, Glenda supports patients…
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Derwin Daniels

Derwin Daniels has been living with kidney disease for about seven years. By the time he was diagnosed, he was already very sick and was…
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Cheryl Stagg

Cheryl Stagg might be down, but you can’t count her out. The 52-year-old is quick to tell stories and jokes as she rests in a…
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