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Organization | Nov 06, 2020 | Rolland Cyr | 37630 views
KMHA Lady Ranger needs help!
Jessie Gross is like every other Lady Ranger. She loves her Hockey, her team mates and her family. For years she played the game we all love until her health took a turn. Wanting to battle with courage like Hockey has taught her she soldiered on like the warrior she is; but now she needs your help. Jessie needs a living Kidney transplant. We would ask that you read this note put together by her family and consider helping a member of our Hockey family that needs it. 

This is our daughter, Jessica. She’s 15 years old. On August 25, 2019, she was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. Because her kidney function was at 5%, she started emergency dialysis the next day. We are still searching for the cause.  She has been on dialysis for 14 months and has many medications to keep her healthy.  We’ve had obstacles along the way, but Jessie has stayed courageous and strong through all the ups and downs. She is our warrior. This journey has tested our limits of human strength and courage.  It has tested our mental, physical, and emotional endurance. Dialysis is not a way of life. She is hooked up to a machine 12 hours each night, which keeps her alive.

Transplant is not a cure but is the best treatment.  We are searching for a living donor as this will be her best chance for a long, successful life.  She has a lot of living left to do.

Please help give Jessica another chance at a healthy life and consider giving the gift of life if you are:

-          18-55 years old

-          Have no other underlying conditions (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, kidney stones. Etc)

-          Blood Type B+/-  or  O+/-

This link explains the steps, and everything needed:

https://www.uhn.ca/Transplant/Living_Donor_Program/Pages/living_kidney_donor.aspx#decision

Kim, George, Jonny, Josh, Jessie Gross

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Sponsors
Timbits
The Timbits Minor Sports Program is a community-oriented sponsorship program for children four to eight years old who participate in local house league sports teams. The program's philosophy is not based on winning or losing - but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just taking time out to be a kid. Tim Hortons currently sponsors over 200,000 children who play on hockey, soccer, lacrosse, t-ball, baseball and ringette teams across Canada and in the United States. Each sponsored team is supplied with Timbits Minor Sports jerseys or T-shirts. Timbits hockey teams are often given the opportunity to play on-ice scrimmages during intermissions at Junior, American Hockey League (AHL) and National Hockey League (NHL) games and do so with our own KITCHENER JR. A RANGERS. Tim Horton's once again sponsor's our 40 entry level HL teams this year.
Scotiabank
Scotiabank returns as a PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR for yet another season. They have five Kitchener branches to serve you. Last season, local Scotiabank managers were instrumental in arranging to feature our Peewee Bisons on Hockey Night in Canada! Thanks Scotiabank!
Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches
Kitchener-based motor coach and tour operator Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches has been selected as the official carrier of the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (KMHA). As part of the three-year contract, one of Great Canadian’s motor coaches will feature a new vinyl wrap dedicated to the KMHA, and will provide team transportation for the Kitchener Junior Rangers, the Kitchener Lady Rangers, the Ice Pirates, and many other teams within the Association.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
Our friends at Toyota continue to support Kitchener Minor Hockey by returning as a House League Gold Sponsor yet again for this season. Toyota also sponsors the Toyota Challenge featuring teams from the region in competition and the opportunity to travel to Japan. The Toyota Hockey Challenge consists of round robin competition amongst top Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge teams, with the top two teams then competing in a one-game show down that will determine the team to represent the Tri-Cities in a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exchange to Japan. The team that wins the Toyota Hockey Challenge will travel to Hokkaido, Japan during March Break for a cultural exchange with the Tomakomai Allstars, all expenses paid by TMMC. Thanks Toyota!
McDonald's Restaurants
KMHA is proud to have McDonald's Canada in our stable of sponsors. This year, McDonald's is once again sponsoring our entire Boys Atom divions under their intiative, atoMc Hockey. Last Season, one of our Atom Teams was awarded lunch and a day with Stanley Cup Champion Drew Doughty of Los Angeles Kings!! Thanks McDonald's!