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Real Stories

"We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll

Here we share meaningful experiences with you to help educate, inform and inspire positive change. These are powerful patient and family true stories.


Brenda Glean is from a family of eight children – five sisters and two brothers. She is married with four children and four grandchildren, and has been friends with Bernadette Thornhill for thirty-five years. They met at work when they were both very young and quickly became close. Not only has she been able to share Bernadette’s life experiences such as her marriage, the birth of her two daughters and the death of her eleven (11) day old baby, but also the trauma her family faced when her mother, aunt and younger sister were all diagnosed with and succumbed to Polycystic Kidney Disease. What Brenda did not know is that she was to share yet another of Bernadette’s life experiences.





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