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£225raised of £500 target by 14 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to Help with funding for the Transplant Units "New Heart - New Start" charity at UHSM (University Hospital of South Manchester)

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Tameside District, United Kingdom
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Hi I've started this crownding page to raise much needed funds for a very special cause.

I'm 43 & I've had been in heart failure for about 3 years caused by Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
I had been listed in the Heart Transplant list for 6mth when on 10th Dec 2016 I got "The Call", the op was carried put in the 11th.
4 weeks later, I'm home & fitter than ever.

Here in the UK we have this amazing thing we call the NHS.
Doctors & Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Physiotherapy, Office Staff, Porters & Cleaners who all work around the clock to give us the care & medical help we need - no questions, it's just done.

The Transplant Units "New Heart - New Start" charity @ The University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM), has to rely on donations to help them provide the services they because the NHS just cannot afford to pay for everything.
Please help us raise as much as possible to help others, who, like me, would be in a very different position with them.
Money raised doesn't pay for the operations or the "run-of-the-mill" stuff, it pays for the upkeep of 4 bungalows that are used by familys who have to travels for miles & miles to be with their loved ones during their stay at the hospital.
It also pays for extra Physio equipment and other things for the "JIM QUICK" ward - a special ward just for Transplant Recipients.

We also need to raise awareness of Heart / Lung disease and the need for donors.

Regardless of money, these operations are only possible due to the huge kindness of a donor and his/her family.

Please donate whatever you can and get yourself on the orgon donor register.
Thank You,
Kevin.
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  • kevin vickers

    kevin vickers

    9 days ago

    kevin vickers

    9 Weeks 1 Day post op : Results from my 6th biopsy - INADEQUATE. Its seems that there was a problem with tissue sample that was taken. I might have to go back and have another biopsy done.

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  • kevin vickers

    kevin vickers

    24 days ago

    kevin vickers

    7 Weeks & 1 day post op: I just got the results of my 5th biopsy, I am at 1R - minor rejection. My anti-rejection meds have been raised so better luck next time. Next biopsy is in 2 weeks.

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    kevin vickers

    a month ago

    kevin vickers

    Well my 4th biopsy had a little rejection this week - No:1 on the scale. Go for my 5th next week then I start Cardiac Rehab. Only 6 weeks post but doing well.

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  • BARBERS AT

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    Feb 12, 2017

    We are happy to support you in your efforts to raise Funds for the Transplant Unit @ UHSM,Chris and the team.

  • mum and dad

    mum and dad

    Jan 9, 2017

    im looking forward to seeing you and Eric,doing the sky dive

  • Michael Abbott

    Michael Abbott

    Jan 6, 2017

    £20.00

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kevin vickers

kevin vickers

Tameside District, United Kingdom

A heart transplant recipient looking to raise awareness & funds in the field of heart diesase / tranplants and the need for donors.

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