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A two years outdated Newry youngster is fronting a Christmas fundraising attraction simply launched by Kidney Care UK, the UK’s main kidney affected person assist charity.
Olly was born on St Stephen’s Day 2019 and has been on dialysis for the final 18 months. He spends 84 hours each week doing dialysis which replaces the work of his kidneys. His physique is unable to course of toxins so he’s additionally on a restricted fluid food plan, which signifies that he can solely have 100ml of water to drink every day.
Olly’s mum, Dionne Cartmill says: “Olly’s beginning was a traditional supply, and all his new child scans have been regular too. I couldn’t have had a greater Christmas current. But because the months progressed, we might see one thing wasn’t proper. We simply by no means anticipated it to be kidney failure and if it weren’t for a blood check, he would most likely be useless.
“As we have a good time Christmas this 12 months, we are going to be pleased about many issues, particularly those that have supported us all through this journey and who’ve given Olly an opportunity to be a baby. I don’t know the place we might be with out the assist of Kidney Care UK and the workforce on the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Youngsters.
There are round 1,000 kids dwelling with CKD within the UK; kids who’re lacking out on a lot of their childhood as a result of they spend hours each week, week after week, dealing with relentless dialysis and frequent hospital appointments.
Katie Hepworth, Head of Fundraising at Kidney Care UK, added: “Having kidney illness impacts each space of your life and impacts in your complete household. We’re right here to make sure that no-one faces this alone, and we need to be certain that kids with kidney illness are in a position to thrive and stay their lives to the complete. We’re so grateful for Dionne and Olly for sharing their experiences with us and serving to to boost consciousness of kidney illness, and lift funds for the charity so we will help different households in the identical state of affairs.”
Jo-Anne Dobson, Northern Eire Ambassador for Kidney Care UK and a dwelling kidney donor mentioned: “As a younger mom I confronted precisely the identical state of affairs as Dionne when my second son Mark was born.
“Kidney Care UK is proud to assist kids, and adults, proper throughout Northern Eire who’re dwelling with kidney illness. We fund the youngsters annually to attend the Transplant Video games and supply devoted assist together with funding Shared Care nurses within the Western Belief and a Renal Counsellor within the Northern Belief. Nevertheless, none of this may be doable with out the terrific assist we obtain from the guts of the local people for which we’re actually grateful.”
If you want to donate you are able to do so right here www.kidneycareuk.org
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