Hello; I am writing on behalf of my mom, Rebecca Roberts (Becky).
My mom has approximately 12 months to live; she desperately needs a kidney transplant with her kidneys currently surviving on 1%.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are refused the chance to be matched to my mom, unless we go privately as live donors are not being operated on due to the risk and the heavy weight on the NHS. The approximate waiting time for a donor she is currently on is 7 years... which as you can gather.. isn’t enough time.
The private operation costs £86,150 in total. This includes the testing for a match, and the surgery for both the donor and my mom. We kindly ask for any donation, prayers, sharing where you can to save my moms life.
I have included pictures of the clinic’s prices in the update section.
Becky has Anti GBM Good pastures disease, which is a super rare blood disease. Her immune system began attacking her vital organs, leaving her with lung damage but most importantly, end stage kidney failure.
With her kidneys now on 1%, she has to have 9 plasma exchanges every day to remove any toxins that are present in her body. Her immune system is incredibly weak and she endures dialysis every second day.
From being diagnosed in 2019 her 4 month hospital stay was hard for not only her, but her entire family, leaving two young children at home with her mother and receiving help from anybody in the family. She has endured more than anybody should, experiencing chemotherapy treatment to help with the disease, losing her hair and enduring countless operations over the past two years. (We have lost count of how many)
Each time she gets better, she gets worse, having being put into an induced coma when her lungs filled with liquid as she was too weak to fight the disease.
With her kidney failure, the one thing we have to look forward to is a kidney transplant. Many people have come forward (we thank you endlessly) including family and friends .
However, With approximately 12 months left to live during the coronavirus pandemic; this had been delayed, live donors (such as family and friends) have been refused to be matched.
Our only hope is that we go through private healthcare, which costs £66,000 for the operation and an additional £20,000 for the testing and general medical care. We kindly ask for anything, a prayer, a share and even the smallest donation to help us.. me save my mother.
Becky is such a kind bubbly soul, anybody who knows her will tell you as such, the crazy loud party animal. An amazing mother to three children including my 7 and 9 year old siblings. An amazing sister, daughter, auntie (just all around amazing).
I just hope and pray that she will get through this, and with your help we can finally bring my mom back from hell on earth.