A kidney for mum
The photo included in the Facebook update to the page “Kidney for Mum.”
In a positive update to the story, the family says she recently received a kidney, and that they were able to participate in a kidney exchange of sorts—saving someone else’s life.
“Mum was recently able to receive her gift of life with a new kidney in 2023! Katie Fillion, her gracious donor, reached out to us after seeing our posts. Our sister, Shiwangi was able to do a paired exchange by donating her kidney, creating a chain of donations that helped [fulfill] multiple kidney transplants at one time. We are very grateful for Katie and Shiwangi, who are both doing well,” a post on their Facebook page explains.
🗞 In other news
Increase. Local health officials say there’s been an increase in carbon monoxide poisonings. Vancouver Coastal Health is asking people to invest in carbon monoxide detectors or to ensure they are fully functioning if they have one already. (Global BC)
No health concerns. If you happened to smell a strong odour on Sunday, it was likely coming from the Parkland Refinery in Burnaby. According to the City of Burnaby’s fire chief, there were no health concerns related to the incident. (CTV Vancouver)
Deep freeze. A woman who recently rediscovered a portion of her wedding cake after more than 50 years is planning to host a taste testing with her family. The woman, who lives in Salmon Arm, says it appears to look OK. (CBC Vancouver)
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