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Anna's life saving treatment fund

€24,934 of €50,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 4 months
My Aunty Anna who lives in Kenya has recently been diagnosed with life threatening Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She had been suffering with debilitating symptoms for some time without knowing what was  wrong. It wasn't until she became extremely ill and was rushed to hospital and given a number of blood transfusions that we realised her condition was very serious. The tests confirmed that she has Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

The doctors have said that her only chance of survival is if she recieves an urgent bone marrow transplant. This presents a huge problem as this life saving treatment is not available where Anna lives in Kenya.

As you can imagine, as a family, we are devastated to be faced with this situation and know that we must do everything possible to obtain this treatment for her.

We are trying to arrange for Anna to travel to India for this life saving treatment as it would cost so much more in other countries. Doctors have estimated the cost at €50,000. This is a staggering amount and this is why we are asking for your help. As a family, we alone cannot raise these funds and so we are reaching out to family, friends and anyone who would like to help us raise these vital funds to give Anna the chance of life.

We hate having to ask for money but as time is of the essence we must put our pride aside and make this urgent appeal.

Any donation big or small would be gratefully received and much appreciated.

Many thanks to those of you who have already pledged a donation. We are forever indebted to you.



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Harambee "all pull together!" €22,574

Last Sat 16th of December the community of Lodwar village came together with family and friends of Anna to hold a Harambee. Harambee in Swahili literally means "all pull together". And they did exactly that. The fundraiser gathered an astonishing ksh 1,600,000/- which is €13,081. A huge thank you and well done to all involved.

Separate to this family and friends in Kenya have been donating little by little, often all they have, to raise €9,493. Demonstrating great generosity and refusing to give up on a loved one.

This has been a huge leap in the right direction for the campaign to save Anna's life. But we still have a long way to go to reach the amount needed to get the life saving treatment.

Thanks to those who have already supported us and we reach out to anyone who wishes to help to donate now. ❤️
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We have a bone marrow donor!
For bone marrow transplant the donor must be a close match to the person. So siblings are tested as the best chance of finding a match. The results came back and confirmed that my Aunty Alice is the closest match for Anna and will be her bone marrow donor. She is delighted to be able to do this for her sister.
So now that we have a donor we really need your help to make the transplant happen. So please donate now!
Alice will be the donor for the bone marrow transplant. ❤️
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The three sisters Anna, Agnes and Alice at Aga Khan hospital waiting for the results which confirmed AML. Only sister missing is Jessie my mum. My mum and sisters are so close and of huge support to one another and pamoja (together) with family and friends are determined to overcome this challenge. Thanks for those who have donated and for those who have yet to we ask for your support.
Sisters supporting one another. ❤️
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€24,934 of €50,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 4 months
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€50
Anonymous
1 month ago
€100
Columba Kelly
1 month ago
BD
€100
Bridget Dickson
1 month ago
MH
€50
Max Howlin
1 month ago
SW
€20
Sharon Wall
1 month ago
H2
€13,081
Harambee 16th Dec 2017
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
FF
€9,493
Family & friends
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
IA
€20
Iris Adeva
3 months ago
AD
€20
Aisling Daly
4 months ago
MM
€20
Michael McAuliffe
4 months ago
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