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By Lou Marzeles

Local man on the way to a new kidney


Lou Marzeles

YEARS ON  DIALYSIS: Calvin Fischer is raising funds for a kidney transplant.

Thanks to new trends in personal fundraising, a Goldendale man in need of a kidney transplant is approaching a financial goal while allowing donators to make tax-deductible contributions.

Calvin Fischer has been on dialysis for eight and a half years, ever since he lost both kidneys. It came as a surprise to him.

"I'm a registered nurse," Fischer says, "and as happens sometimes with health care professionals, it's the other people who get sick and you end up denying that you're having any problems." At that time Fischer was working at Golden View Terrace as the nurse supervisor at the assisted living facility. "In about the middle of 2006, I started showing symptoms of congestive heart fa...

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