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Mrs. Canada to donate kidney to Spirit of the West drummer

A Calgary woman who won last year's Mrs. Canada title is hoping she can help a member of Spirit of the West with a serious health problem.

Vince Ditrich, drummer for iconic West Coast band, has kidney failure

Mrs. Canada to donate kidney to Spirit of the West drummer

6 years ago
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A Calgary woman, who won last year's Mrs. Canada title, is hoping that she can help a member of Spirit of the West with a serious health problem. 1:54

A Calgary woman who won last year's Mrs. Canada title is hoping she can help a member of Spirit of the West with a serious health problem.

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Spirit of the West is an iconic West Coast group but its drummer, Vince Ditrich, has kidney failure and is hooked to a dialysis machine three days a week. (Lauren McMillan/Spirit of the West Facebook)

Vince Ditrich, the iconic West Coast band's drummer, has kidney failure and requires dialysis three days a week.

After Angie Shilliday heard that her old friend was sick, she discovered that she was a donor match.

Shilliday immediately offered Ditritch one of her kidneys.

While Shilliday is a donor match, there are still a couple of tests that need to be done, and she is unsure when the surgery will take place.

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