Weʼre raising £45,000 to Buy a gastric pacemaker for our daughter who is suffering from a rare and chronic illness.
- 15 days to go
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Our beautiful daughter Kiesha is suffering with a complicated illness of Gastroparesis. When she was 10 years old she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and has suffered with an enormous amout of problems, including nerve damage. Gastroparesis is a chronic complication related to diabetes, where Kiesha's stomach is paralysed. The muscles that control the nerves have stopped working therefore any food in her stomach does not empty; she vomits absolutely everything, even water. This brings on excruciating pain and suffering every day.
Kiesha has had many feeding tubes inserted to feed her but she manages to vomit these out. She currently has a tube fitted into her stomach which had an extension into her jejunum but she managed to vomit this also. Kiesha has had so many hospital admissions over the past 5 yeras and is currently an inpatient now. This has effected her physically and mentally, she has severe depression and she cannot see the point of carrying on with the cycle of illness. This has affected our whole family, we are powerless to help her and it's heartbreaking!
There is no cure for type 1 diabetes or gastroparesis, the only medical option is for Kiesha to have a gastric pacemaker fitted which would help her stomach to work. Kiesha is under the care of a specialist consultant in Broomfield hospital Essex, who will do the surgery privately, since the NHS has no funding, we have no choice and must raise £45000.00 to cover her surgery and aftercare. We are hoping to have this surgery done some time later this year. Please help our daughter to have some normality and quality to her life and to be able to eat without vomiting.
Thank you so much for reading our page and for your support.
Susie & Ian Segre
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