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Chaddy Boom's Kidney Party 2022

A personal campaign sponsored by Chad Gibbons

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It's official! We are hosting our event in person this year! Join us to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of my kidney transplant on September 14, 2022 at Chaddy Boom's Kidney Party! 

Doors open: 5pm 

Dinner starts: 6pm

Location: Fogolar Furlan  (1800 North Service Rd E, Windsor, ON N8W 1Y3)

Tickets: $25 (must be vaccinated and show proof at the door)

For tickets email boomer1967@sympatico.ca or call 519-996-2740

My Story!

Back in 2000 I started to not feel well. I went to my family doctor and he told me I was in Kidney failure. I was only born with one kidney so this was a really serious issue that needed me to go on dialysis soon after my diagnosis. So I did peritoneal dialysis for about a year and then I had got one too many infections in the Peritoneal cavity so I had to switch over and start hemodialysis. 

While on dialysis I got a call in Feb 2002 and it was for a kidney transplant. I got down there and I did not accept the kidney and never had the surgery that day (long story). Back on dialysis I went, I thought I would be on dialysis forever. But on Aug 17th, 2002 I got the call that would change my life. They had a kidney for me it was a perfect match. I graciously accepted it and went down and had the surgery. 

There have been a few bumps in the road these past 20 YEARS but I am still here and kicking and getting to do really cool things and make memories with my family like the picture above (2019).   

In 2012 my family and I started the Chaddy Boom’s Kidney Party to raise funds for London Health Sciences Centre's Multi-Organ Transplant Program and to raise awareness for Organ Donation. Each year we do a Pasta dinner in September. The last 2 years due to the pandemic we made the difficult decision to cancel the event and host an online fundraiser instead. Last year we raised over $15,000!   To date we have raised over $96,000 for LHSC's Multi-Organ Transplant Program.

If you would still like to support the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, click on the "Support Me" button above.

Thank you!

Chad


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