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SKAHA LAKE ULTRASWIM RASING MONEY FOR THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA

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SKAHA LAKE ULTRASWIM RASING MONEY FOR THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA
The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim is an 11.8k point-to-point swim in the warm, fresh waters of Skaha Lake. The course meanders along the warm-water (23°C or 74°F on average) shoreline nestled within an incredibly scenic valley making it an ideal location for ultra distance swims. I would like to introduce you to our Directors for the Skaha Lake Ultraswim: Matt Hill and Chad Bentley. Each one has a personel connection with the Kidney Foundation, which is why we all feel that this organization is the the right Charity to Benefit from the Skaha Lake Ultra Swim. Please read their stories and donate if you are able. Thank you, Shelie Best, Race Director. Matt Hill- My mum's life was extended by about 15 extra years because of dyalysis - when she was 70 - I was watching her die in front of my eyes before they finally realized it was her kidneys that were at about 2% function. Her doctor told me in 30 years being a kidney specialist he'd never had a person get off after starting at her age....she was off in a year and stayed off for another 10 years before she had to go back on at 80...she decided to have a dignified death at 85 as her kidney function was eventually dropping and she felt pretty darn grateful that kidney cleaning had given her that gift of life for the last chapter. She even went sky diving at 75! Chad Bentley- My family has a genetic disorder that causes a disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease. The disease has affected multiple generations of my family. My Great Grandfather passed away from PCKD and my grandfather had 2 kidney transplants and lived to be 86 years old. My mother and brother are both dealing with Poly Cystic Kidney Disease. About 7 years ago my Mother was put on Dialysis. 2 Years ago my amazing Mother in law stepped up and donated a kidney to my mother. This gave my mom a second chance at life. My Mother in law has recovered and is now an advocate of the living donor program. The living donor program is key to dealing with the growing issue of Kidney Disease and long wait times for cadaver organ donation.In a few years, my brother is going to be dealing with a kidney transplant. Lucky for our family, we have witnessed the ultimate gift of life through the living donor program. My Mother in law will be an inspiration for a potential donor to my brother.
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When
Sunday August 11th
7:00am
Where
Skaha Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Skaha Lake, British Columbia, Canada

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The Skaha Lake Ultra Swim is an 11.8k point-to-point swim in the warm, fresh waters of Skaha Lake. The course meanders along the warm-water (23°C or 74°F on average) shoreline nestled within an incredibly scenic valley making it an ideal location for ultra distance swims. Let me introduce you to Roy McBeth and his story!

I will be Looking forward to my second appearance at the Skaha Ultra since receiving my living donor transplant in 2015. I have been extremely fortunate post transplant to be feeling well and have the ability to continue participating in the events that I love! I  started swimming in 2010 when I began participating in Triathlon and in 2017 completed Skaha in a time of 3:29.  I am extremely excited that the event is raising funds for the Kidney Foundation. My goal for the 2019 event is to inspire individuals that have received transplants and those struggling with kidney disease by showing what is possible through the gift of organ donation ... a finish time goal of 3:15 would also be amazing!! 

Cheers, 


See you on the beach ? 

Roy

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