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By Akasha Spino-Bybee
For The Sentinel 

Goldendale woman needs help to fund kidney transplant


Akasha Spino-Bybee

HELP NEEDED: Joanne Davenport needs a kidney transplant. A fund-raising effort has been started on her behalf.

Polycystic Kidney Disease is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases. Parents with the disease have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to each of their children. It is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure, often leading to death. Today there is no cure, and patients turn to dialysis or kidney transplants as their only treatment.

"I have polycystic kidney disease. My doctor told me I am getting to the point where I need a kidney transplant," says Joanne Davenport, Goldendale resident of 23 years.

Davenport, a woman who is reaching out to the community for support, has contributed 14 years to Klickitat Valley Health as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)," she says. "...

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