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A profound benefit’: Home dialysis coming to Quebec Cree – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2019113 Views

Pilot project offers hope to patients who must leave family, community for treatment

Sep 13, 2019

Abel Happyjack’s life changed radically when he started needing dialysis in 2012.

An avid hunter, Happyjack went from spending weeks at a time in the bush, to spending much of his time driving — nine hours every second day — to and from the clinic where he received treatment.

“It’s a life changing thing for him,” said his son, Marcel Happyjack, who is now the chief of the James Bay Cree community of Waswanipi. “He spent most of his time hunting. It takes so much away.”

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