Share Memories of Barbara Wilkie
In honor of our past president and dear friend, Barbara Wilkie (1938-2011), EHN is hosting a memorial service, August 7, 2011 in Berkeley, California. For more details, please CLICK HERE.
A brief history of Barb
Born July 18, 1938. Grew up on the southside of St. Louis.
1951, moved to the Arcadia Valley.
June 1957, married Bill Wilkie.
Mid-July 2005, diagnosed with stage 4 (later stage 5) kidney disease (out of the blue at age 67; no symptoms).
“Something I’ve found very interesting is that the list of symptoms for kidney failure
is curiously close to my symptoms for chemical injury and for fragrance and
pesticide products poisonings. While I remain asymptomatic for kidney failure symptoms,
I do suffer these very same symptoms when poisoned by commonly used consumer
products containing petrochemically derived fragrances, flavors, pesticides, drugs, etc.” (July 2005)
2007, Bill diagnosed with prostrate cancer.
June 2010, Bill passes away from prostrate cancer.
Died May 31, 2011 at home in Berkeley, CA.
Barb in her own words
Wilkie Wages War on Kidney Disease (aka Renal Disease or Failure)
The “Low Sodium, Low Potassium, Low Phosphorus Grocery List” (Barb revises the Nephrologists’ diet suggestions)
Links for Kidney Disease (may be out of date)
For Wilkie Wages War, Barb’s writings, please CLICK HERE.
If you have memories of Barb, either personal ones or ones about her activism, please add them in the comments below. We will share them at her Memorial and with her family.