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Ontario Renal Network Blog

Blog Posts for Insights & Perspectives

Nate B
Insights & Perspectives

From chronic illness to chronic motivation

CCO Blog Team
Nate B, Patient & Family AdvisorNate B. has chronic kidney disease and has been on dialysis since 2014. But he doesn't look or act like someone who is ill ...
Nov 06, 2019
Vivian B.
Insights & Perspectives

Talking about goals of care

CCO Blog Team
When Vivian B.’s husband’s kidneys failed in 2013, the couple had no knowledge of kidney disease, dialysis or the effect both would have on his life. Although Gerry ...
Jul 24, 2019
Mary B.
Insights & Perspectives

Mary B: Storytelling to help others with chronic kidney disease

Mary B.
 Mary B.Vice-Chair of the Ontario Renal Network’sPatient and Family Advisory CouncilOn what should have been an average morning in 2013, Mary B. woke up to ...
Mar 14, 2019
Insights & Perspectives

How renal care in Ontario is transforming

Dr. Peter Blake
When the Ontario Renal Network launched in 2009, delivery of kidney care services in the province had hardly changed in a decade.Provincial Medical Director Dr ...
Dec 13, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

Dreams of motherhood come true for woman on dialysis

CCO Blog Team
At age 22, Matti Y. had her future planned. She and her fiancé, Jordan, would get married, enjoy a carefree life for a couple of years and then start having “a ...
May 16, 2018