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Penticton charity volunteer in need of kidney transplant (SPH Dr. Jag Gill)

Cheryl Hubbard has been working in animal advocacy and rescue for the last 26 years (Photo credit: Kelowna Capital News)

Cheryl Hubbard has been helping the community for the last twenty years and now she’s asking for help.

A Penticton resident who has spent years volunteering in her community is now the one that needs the help.

Cheryl Hubbard’s kidney is failing and she needs a new one as soon as possible. She suffers from IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger’s disease, where an antibody builds up in the kidneys, which hampers the organ’s ability to filter out waste from the blood. It eventually leads to kidney failure.

Dr. Jag Gill, a transplant nephrologist and the medical director of kidney transplant at St. Paul’s Hospital said receiving a new kidney makes a world of difference to people like Hubbard.

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