From an early age Kyle Allan has always struggled with his health. After recurrent bouts of pneumonia as a toddler, Kyle was diagnosed with Common Variable Immunodefiency, also known as CVID. Although he became very familiar with the health care system at a young age, being in and out of hospital on a frequent basis, he managed to maintain somewhat of a "normal" life.
Kyle was working as a journeyman welder full time, when his health took a turn for the worse. On August 18th 2008, he lost all of his strength and energy, he was deeply jaundiced and could barely get himself out of bed. He was seen in our local ER and immediately transferred to Saskatoon for a referral by a hepatic specialist. He was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, also known as PSC. At that time Kyle was seen by the Edmonton Transplant Program, where he was immediately placed on the liver transplant list.
PSC has made Kyle's life debilitating, he has not been able to work since he was diagnosed with this illness. He suffers from severe insomnia, weakness, itchiness, and chronic pain. Being unemployed and dependent on others goes against everything Kyle stands for. He would love nothing more than to be back at work, fixing machines or using his trade as a welder. Anyone that knows Kyle well, knows that for him "oily hands are happy hands".
Unfortunately Kyle's liver condition is getting worse, and he has still not received a liver transplant. Kyle is in an especially compromised situation because of the CVID, he poses an increased risk of rejection to the transplant.
An opportunity has presented itself, that Kyle needs financial help and support to pursue. Kyle has sought out a treatment option in Penang, Malaysia. The treatment is a Mesenchymal Stem Cell transplant. This treatment option is currently being studied in Canada, but is not yet available to the public. Stem cells are repairative cells that aid in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Kyle would receive MSC's that specifically aid liver growth and regeneration, and also better his overall health. If Kyle receives this treatment, there is an 85% chance his liver will be able to repair itself to a healthy working state. One treatment cost 21,000$, plus travel and accomodation expenses. He needs as much support and help that he can get to pursue this endeavour.
From Kyle and his family, we thank you for your kindness and support.
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