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Weʼre raising £43,373 to Give Nadia a Kidney Transplant

Castries, Saint Lucia

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My name is Nadia Gaillard-Weekes, I am from the island of St Lucia in the Caribbean and I am 38 years of age. At the age of 27 I lost my kidney function. After numerous blood tests I was diagnosed with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis – which is characterised by a rapid loss of renal function usually a 50% decline in the glomeruli filtration rate within three months. I have been on dialysis for the past 9 years and have also developed extensive osteoporosis, anaemia and diminished eyesight. My mom was also diagnosed with this illness but unfortunately lost her battle and succumbed to it.

For people who are not from St Lucia: Healthcare runs a little differently than in say the UK. There is no donor list for kidneys; in fact there is not even a facility for kidney transplants, and you have to pay for dialysis. It has been a financial struggle maintaining dialysis treatments and purchasing medication, and this has depleted all my resources.

I am now getting the opportunity to have a kidney transplant operation in Antigua completed by an American doctor, and my 18 year old daughter has graciously volunteered to be my donor. This is the operation that is supported by my healthcare insurance and they are paying for half of my operation and treatment. My half of the cost of the operation will be USD $50,000 and the estimate for my payment of the anti-rejection drugs and after care is a further USD 30,000.

I have been advised that for this operation to have the best chance of being successful it should be completed this summer. This would reverse all my symptoms and I could live a normal life.

I am asking for you to give generously to this cause as I strive to regain my health. Please help me to realise my dream and go on to live and enjoy a rich, fulfilling life.

Nadia x

*If thanks to your generous donations we over reach the target amount then extra money will help support ongoing treatment in the coming years. Any money not required for treatment we will donate to my local renal unit that has supported myself and my late mother with dedicated love and care.

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  • Jeremiah Gaillard8 months ago
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    8 months ago
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  • Jeremiah Gaillard8 months ago
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    8 months ago

    Thanks to the latest donations from the UK we have lowered our target again! We are out of the 44K bracket now and only 43! Thanks everyone who has donated recently ❤️🎉

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  • Jeremiah Gaillard9 months ago
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    9 months ago

    Thank you to Portland Primary School staff for taking part in ‘Guess The Weight Of The Cake’ which raised £53 and people who took part in ‘Guess the name of the Easter bunny’ on Facebook/ St Andrews House which raised £113.... we’ve been able to lower the target again! We’re getting there slowly! Thanks for your continued support! X

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Page last updated on: 10/25/2018 9:26 PM

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25

  • Nola Eugene

    Nola Eugene

    Oct 25, 2018

    £100.00

  • Natalie Hallam

    Natalie Hallam

    Apr 19, 2018

    All the best! Hope your raise enough! Keep strong

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 16, 2018

    Wish you the best!

  • Lucy Talbot

    Lucy Talbot

    Apr 10, 2018

  • PATRICIA GRANGER

    PATRICIA GRANGER

    Mar 30, 2018

    Good luck from pat Martin Granger friend of Hannah

    £10.00

  • Susan Barton

    Susan Barton

    Mar 27, 2018

    £10.00

  • Leah Mankelow

    Leah Mankelow

    Mar 12, 2018

    All the best x

    £20.00

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