Patrick needs a kidney

$13,385 of $17,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 65 months
Patrick was our guide on our safari to Kenya. He was so kind and only reluctantly told us about his health condition. Those of us on the safari verified his story with the tour company, and though he never asked, we decided to help. Here is the story in Patrick's own words:


*Hello.
My name is Patrick Abila, I am 40 years old and I have been working with G Adventures as a transfer supplier and G Representative in Nairobi since 2004. I love my job and dealing with all kinds of different nationalities. The best part of my job is to show our travelers the sunny side of Nairobi and to change their lives by putting a smile on their faces.
I have been having kidney failure for the last 3 years. At the moment I am on dialysis, which has kept me alive for the past two years. This treatment is not only very expensive (I need to go to hospital twice a week for 4 hours which costs me USD200 per week) it also makes me very weak and dizzy. Our basic healthcare system unfortunately does not cover this. My biggest wish is to have a kidney transplant to not only survive in a long run but also to live a normal life again so I can take care of my 4 children, being a single parent. The transplant costs about 1.5 million Shillings . " (About 17,000 US Dollars).


........Please help us help Patrick. The kidney transplant will occur at a great hospital in India, as there is no place in Kenya where the operation can be safely done. Patrick's son will be the donor. As the team captain and a nurse with more than 30 years of medical experience I assure you no one can fake kidney failure and that all money donated will go to cover expenses related to Patrick's kidney transplant. Thank you so much for your support, no matter how much you are able to give.


Joanne Hartline and Team Patrick
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Thanks to everyone who has donated. We are almost at the 50% mark. Now more than ever, Patrick needs your help. Please donate whatever you can.
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We are almost at 10% of goal. Your donation could help us reach the 10% mark.
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Patrick's daughter thanks you all for your donations
Patrick's daughter
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Thank you for your generous support.

Patrick is a warm, kind and and humble man who deserves your support. His son Felix is a generous and loving son who is ready to donate his kidney. All they need is $16,695 more . It seems like precious little to save a life.

Look for more pictures of Patrick and his son.

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Patrick Abila
64 months ago

To all my friends, I am very greatful for the continuous support, let's remain forcus, and I believe we will make it happen.... thank you once again.

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Joanne Hartline
64 months ago

We have reached the 10% mark, and working towards the 20% mark. Thank you all,

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$13,385 of $17,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 65 months
Created January 22, 2014
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$100
Paul Lahay
8 months ago
$100
Anonymous
16 months ago
LS
$36
Liane Sharkey
17 months ago

In honour of our dear friend Nate's 65th birthday and retirement - in the hope that Patrick will have many more years of health and happiness with his family

LM
$50
leslie mendelson
17 months ago

In honour of our dear friend Nathan on his 65th and retirement. We hope Patrick goes on to have many more years of friendship and family. Leslie and Bruce

LW
$25
Linda Wise
17 months ago
DM
$100
Donna & Ted Mayers
17 months ago

In honour of Nathan's 65th birthday and retirement.

JS
$50
Jan Silverman
17 months ago

To honour Nathan - a gentle, kind, witty, awesome soul; a man of integrity and compassion.

PF
$90
Peter/Deborah Finestone
17 months ago

Hoping for new found health. Donation made in celebration of Nathan's 65th birthday.

MB
$100
M&C Burke
17 months ago
IE
$100
Ian Epstein
17 months ago

From Ian Epstein and Kathy Kacer in honour of Nate's retirement.

Patrick Abila
64 months ago

To all my friends, I am very greatful for the continuous support, let's remain forcus, and I believe we will make it happen.... thank you once again.

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Joanne Hartline
64 months ago

We have reached the 10% mark, and working towards the 20% mark. Thank you all,

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