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By Akasha Spino-Bybee
For The Sentinel 

Kidney disease fighter still needs help


In an earlier story, The Sentinel reported on Joanne Davenport, life-long resident of Goldendale, who was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts to develop in the kidney) 27 years ago. This disease has caused her numerous medical problems and her condition will only get worse as time goes on. Recently we got an update on her situation.

Davenport’s nephrologist has recently informed her that, since there is no cure for this disease, her only chance of survival is with a kidney transplant. She is currently undergoing extensive medical testing and is expected to be put on the active transplant list at Virginia Mason Medical Center in the...

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