Dialysis is a life-sustaining therapy that allows many people with end stage kidney disease to continue with their daily lives. Even though dialysis can greatly improve a kidney patient’s health, their daily life is changed. Hemodialysis is typically 4 hours each treatment, 3 times per week. Some people need dialysis every day. This commitment to dialysis can last for many years or even indefinitely. Some patients would like to enjoy an occasional change of routine - to "spice it up". However, the need for treatment combined with possibly unaffordable costs of travel may limit what they can do - including taking vacations or breaks from their routine.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Kidney CARE Network International is happy to sponsor at least 3 (three) individuals and their families from Ontario to attend Camp Dorset
each year! The Camp allows patients and their families to enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities and sports, from waterskiing to land-based activities like zip lining, horseback riding, archery, crafts and much more. In addition, the Camp facilitates dialysis treatment and essential medical services for visiting patients by an excellent medical and nursing staff (http://www.lionscampdorset.ca/
). The sponsorship includes help with supporting accommodation at the camp as well as assistance with transportation and supplies if needed.