Please help Ayana Findlay
Please give generously to help Ayana with mounting medical bills.
Good Day everyone,
I am 22 years old Ayana Findlay and I am writing a brief summary to let persons know how and when my illness, Kidney Failure started. It was in 2007, I became ill. My mother noticed my feet were swollen, when I went to the doctor, he said I had nephritic syndrome (a condition where protein leaks out of the kidneys).
In 2010, my illness advanced to End Stage Renal failure. I was rushed to Trinidad and the doctors put in a temporary catheter in me so I could clean my blood urgently. When I got a little better I came back to St. Vincent to do the Peritoneal Dialysis (PD), because there was no hemo-dialysis in SVG at the time. I switched from PD to Hemo-dialysis in 2012 because the PD was not effective anymore and Health Solutions Inc., a dialysis centre, opened in SVG. I have been doing dialysis at this facility ever since.
My doctor recommended that I try to get a transplant soon. My mother said she is more than willing to give me her kidney. I have had a lot of infections and surgeries since I became sick. I get a lot of dizzy spells, shortness of breath, black outs, headaches, boils, itching, racing of the heart, weakness, joint pains, unclear vision, e.t.c. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure when I got ill but recently I have been getting a lot of very low pressure after dialysis.
The year of 2013 was a very hard year for me, I had 3 different surgeries done Trinidad at different times of the year. I had surgery done to my chest, arm and stomach. These were very painful and exhausting, because they were done while I was in a conscious state (awake during all surgeries). Keeping up with the payments of $1,000 a week for dialysis last year was very hard for my family but God sent help when it was needed. I stayed in the hospital on numerous occasions for all kinds of problems, for example; fluids in my lungs (causing shortness of breath) and infections.
Although I went through so much pain last year, I suffered more mentally. Most persons do not understand the physical and financial strain this sickness have on persons in my family, but this is what affects me most. I try my best always to put the painful moments behind me, but seeing my dad struggling everyday on a sick foot and crying out for pain and cannot rest because of my conditions, that hurts me more than any pain. All in all, anything is possible with God, that’s what I believe. I am happy to be alive by God’s grace, so I am not focussing on all the negativities of the past.
I really would like to get a transplant and get better so I could start studying again. I really want to be an accountant and I would really like to go to a university and finish my studies. I thank God for where I am today, though - things were much worse. I was often not able to walk, eat or do anything for myself. So I consider myself blessed. I am appealing to everyone to help me survive by donating. My family and I really would appreciate your help. I want to thank those who have already donated and continue to help whether in prayers or financially. I am anxious to know what the future holds for me.
Thanks in Advance.
We are grateful for the donations received to date, which have all gone to help pay for Ayana's dialysis treatments. While they work tirelessly to try to make the payments, Ayana and her family are struggling to keep up with the high cost of her dialysis. This is taking a toll on her overall health, as well as the health of her father. In this season of love and giving, we are asking for your support. Please give generously. Thank you.
No one should have to go through such an ordeal.......my heart goes out to you and your family God is in control!!!
Dear Ayanna, I will keep you in my prayer, I wish you a speedy recovery and pray that you receive the care needed to live a normal life. .May the good Lord heal you in Jesus name.
To whom can one speak about a possible organ donor?
Stay positive Ayana! You have so much strength. ❤
Wow thanks alot you all. My family and I really appreciate all of you. May God bless and keep you and your families for the kindness and generosity that you have shown.
Thanks so much for the donations thus far!! Need to reach that goal, blessings!
As we approach the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I want you to remember the best gift that we can give is to love another person as we love ourselves. Will you love to stay alive if you had Kidney problems and medical help was available? Most of us will answer yes to that question. Ayana is our sister, our neighbor. Charity begins with us. Demonstrate your love by funding Ayana's appeal for funds for her dialysis and possibly Kidney transplant.
I really wish to thank my friends and family members who have come forward to help Ayana on her journey. May God richly Bless you all.
I want to thank everyone who has contributed. I am deeply touched and appreciative. I really believe we can do this. Please continue to spread the word so others might donate. Thanks again
god is truly blessing. Thanks everyone for giving and to those who will give in the future. Don't worry about the amount you have. Every amount adds up. May god continue to bless you and your families.
Come on friends it takes a village ........ Let's reach outside of ourselves today and give anything to this cause
Wow the website is really helping. Thank you to all who have donated out of love and generosity. My family and I are so grateful to you.