Merlex's Medical Fund

Hello, my name is Marlan Franklyn. You probably know me as the UPS guy (maybe from Casey Neistat's YouTube videos). I am seeking your financial support on behalf of my sister, Merlex Franklyn. She is battling diabetes and severe kidney disease in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the island in the Caribbean where we are from. Due to the severity of her illness, Merlex has lost the function of her kidneys. As a result she must receive dialysis twice a week.


Like so many, my sister does not have medical insurance. There is no public facility in St. Vincent to help with the cost of her treatment. And so, the responsibility has fallen on my siblings and I to do what we can to help Merlex. However, over the past three years this extra financial responsibility has become more and more difficult for my siblings and I to manage on our own.


We are dedicated to taking care of our sister and others suffering with the same condition in St. Vincent. Our hope is that you will find it in your heart to help us in taking care of our sister as she continues her fight with diabetes and kidney disease. We vow that every cent you choose to graciously donate will be used to help Merlex and others in the same situation with their medical expenses.

This is me, Marlan Franklyn

This is my sister, Merlex.
and here is Merlex before she got sick

Donations ()

  • Jake Sawicz 
    • $15 
    • 40 mos
  • Phillip Steer 
    • $5 
    • 40 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 40 mos
  • Conor Portu 
    • $5 
    • 40 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 40 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jack Coyne 
Organizer
New York, NY
marlan franklyn 
Beneficiary
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