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Indian Lake woman fights kidney disease with snowshoe softball

Event chair to lose last kidney, receive another

Elizabeth "Liz" Cannan, Chairperson, B.A.D. (Be A Donor) and founder of the annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament for the National Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York.

Elizabeth "Liz" Cannan, Chairperson, B.A.D. (Be A Donor) and founder of the annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament for the National Kidney Foundation of Northeast New York. Photo by Bill Quinlivan.

— When contacted by phone, Pete explained why he was willing to help.

“When I met Liz, I could tell by her way and her smile that she was a really good person,” he said. “She loves the outdoors and likes to travel, and she can’t do this strapped to a machine. She deserves a better life. She deserves to be free, and I know that she will take care of the kidney.”

If all goes well and on schedule, Liz will have her transplant sometime this April. It will be a life-changing gift, but there are some things that won’t change. She will certainly keep on smiling.

“It is not going to change my commitment to the foundation, to helping others with kidney disease and I am going to continue the annual event,” Liz said.

Liz wishes to remind all of us that tax-deductible donations are always encouraged. She suggests making a check payable to the National Kidney Foundation Northeast New York (NKFNENY). Send checks to: 99 Troy Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

Support of the Kidney Foundation provides vital funding for patient and family services, local research programs, and healthcare advocacy. And don’t forget to come out and watch or play on Saturday.

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