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Fundraiser for Ferris

Four-year-old Ferris Backmeyer has Mainzer-Saldino syndrome — a rare disorder involving kidney failure, vision loss and misshapen bones, which she was diagnosed with just days following her birth. (Photo credit: Kamloops This Week)
Four-year-old Ferris Backmeyer has Mainzer-Saldino syndrome — a rare disorder involving kidney failure, vision loss and misshapen bones, which she was diagnosed with just days following her birth. (Photo credit: Kamloops This Week)

Four-year-old Ferris Backmeyer has been waiting for the new organ almost all her life, having been diagnosed with Mainzer-Saldino syndrome — a rare disorder involving kidney failure — just days following her birth. An online silent auction will be held from April 23 to April 25.

A fundraising effort for a Kamloops toddler in need of a kidney gets underway this weekend via social media.

To find out more about being a donor, and to learn whether you might be a match, contact the living donor program at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver by by phone at 604-806-9027 or 1-877-955-1755 or by email at donornurse@providencehealth.bc.ca.

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