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Weʼre raising £10,000 to assist 11 year old BVI cancer patient, K'shonda, get back on her feet!

London, UK
16 days to go

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11 year old K'Shonda Hinds from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer, in December 2017. In a life-saving move, she was rushed to London for emergency treatment on January 5th and had her right leg amputated at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital just 2 weeks later.

K'Shonda is very brave and upbeat. She is facing her treatment head-on but must now remain in the UK with her mother for several rounds of chemotherapy, a prosthetic leg fitting and physical therapy at the University College London Hospital.

Her treatment is expected to last for up to one year and her family is now faced with sourcing funds for her basic living expenses (rent, food, etc) and special mobility equipment while she temporarily resides in the UK.

K'Shonda continues to push herself academically while recovering. She was a grade 6 (last year before secondary) student of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School in the BVI before the hurricane and most recently a student at Willard Wheatley Primary school.

To say that it has been a challenging time for K'shonda and her family is an understatement. They lost their home and most of their possessions during Hurricane Irma in the BVI last September. Ironically, her father sustained serious injuries from a wooden rafter during the Hurricane, leaving him hospitalised in the BVI and Puerto Rico where he had three surgeries to save his injured foot. He has been out of work on disability since September and has just recently returned to light work. Inevitably all of this has not only caused the family much distress but seriously strained their resources.

Please donate as little or as much as you can and by all means please share K'Shonda's story.
I can personally verify the authenticity of this information and I am happy to be reached via email at sflax@bvi.org.uk. All proceeds will go directly to K'shonda's parents to cover her treatment related expenses.

Thank you!

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  • Siobhan Flax2 months ago
    Siobhan Flax

    Siobhan Flax

    2 months ago

    To each and every one of you who contributed, spread the word or shared a kind thought for K'Shonda, A HUGE THANK YOU! She is still in London and your donations have now been put toward her outpatient accommodation and incidentals. K'Shonda and her family are very grateful for your support. xoxo

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  • Siobhan Flax9 months ago
    Siobhan Flax

    Siobhan Flax

    9 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank to you for your overwhelming support of K'Shonda! To all named and anonymous donors and those who continue to share her story...I hope that this message of gratitude reaches you wherever you are! Thank you! Xx

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  • Siobhan Flax10 months ago
    Siobhan Flax

    Siobhan Flax

    10 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Off to an AMAZING start! Just hit the 1% mark on donations for K'Shonda's cause! Thanks to all of the early supporters who immediately jumped on-board to help her. Let's add two two zeros to that 1% ! ;-) Please Keep sharing K'Shonda's story!

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10 months ago

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Page last updated on: 10/16/2018 8:52 AM

Supporters

25

  • Jenny Betteridge

    Jenny Betteridge

    Apr 21, 2018

    £75.00

  • J'Verne Findlay

    J'Verne Findlay

    Apr 16, 2018

    £20.00

  • Carol Frett

    Carol Frett

    Apr 6, 2018

    Kshonda and her family are in my prayers. I pray for a speedy recovery and strength for the family as they go through this process.

    £106.00

  • Aldith Penn

    Aldith Penn

    Apr 5, 2018

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 4, 2018

    Praying for her recovery

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 4, 2018

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 4, 2018

Siobhan Flax

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About the fundraiser
Siobhan Flax

Siobhan Flax

London, UK

I am a concerned BVI/UK citizen and officer at the Government of the British Virgin Islands - London Office.

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