Weʼre raising £500 to raise money to be presented to the renal unit department at QA hospital portsmouth
- Portsmouth, UK
- 17 days to go
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two years ago my dad had a car crash, and after being checked over at hospital and having numbers of test done he had the news that he has renal failure not one but both of his kidneys were only 10% functional, this came as a massive shock for him and took him some time to understand what was happening. He was suddenly a renal patient and was in and out of hospital and then had to come to a decision with what dialysis route he wanted to go down to , after involving us with what he wanted to do and what would be best for him, he chose to have peritoneal dialysis that he could also do at home and work this would be 4 times a day of dialysis. after a couple of bleeds , infections and more testing he is finally on the right track with his dialysis treatment. he was then told he need a new kidney and he would be put on the list to try and get him a kidney , we were told we can be tested if we would like to help to see if any of us would be a match, straight away said I would try, unfortunately I wasn't a match and was upset by the result and felt like I had let my dad down, it took be a while to say you know what I didn't let my dad down because I tried .
This is where i was out one night on a dart night with friends and we came up with a fundraising idea to help raise money for a department that does so much for their patient and their family when you are faced with a life changing condition. The fundraising event we are doing is a 24 hour dart marathon. it is taking place on Saturday 2nd June at midday going through to Sunday 3rd June midday, with the help of friends, family, the local community and the land lady of The stag pub we can do this.
The landylady of the pub is 100% behind the event and has put so much into it to make sure it can happen, local business have also helped with donations of t-shirts and raffle prizes that we are also doing on the day.
All money made between now and then will be presented to my dad who is also raising money throughout the year doing different events and he also turns 60 in June and is having a big party and he has asked for no presents as he would like people to give him donations if they wish, for him to put towards his final amount to be presented to the renal unit at the end of the year.
I would like to thank you for reading my story and helping in raising money that can go to towards the final amount.
fingers cross my dad gets the news that amatch has been found and he gets a new kidney soon.
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