By writer to www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk
A dad-of-four says he may have simply weeks to reside and desperately wants a kidney transplant to save lots of his life.
Anthony Evanz, 34, was identified with Nephrotic Syndrome on his 22nd birthday.
However the extraordinarily uncommon situation, a kidney dysfunction which causes the physique to go an excessive amount of protein into the urine, was manageable with medicine.
Regardless of Anthony, of Spotland in Rochdale, additionally affected by coronary heart failure, he was capable of lead a reasonably regular life.
He works as a barber at his store Kings and Queens at Cutgate Precinct, Norden, and is the proud father of 4 kids – Ethan-Enzo, 11, Esmai-Religion, 10, Izaac, 4, and Ivaana-Hope, three.
However round 5 weeks in the past Anthony, suffered a stroke, a bleed on the mind, and hypertension, which precipitated is blood strain to sky-rocket to 205, and worst of all, precipitated his kidneys to completely fail, with their operate dropping to 14 per cent when he arrived at Salford Royal, the place he’s now having to remain.
Their operate is now beneath 10 per cent and Anthony has only a matter of weeks to reside.
Dialysis is probably going to not be potential, as a result of therapeutic course of from the operation taking as much as six months, and a donor has up to now not but been discovered.
He says his solely possibility is to bear non-public healthcare in Singapore, Turkey, or Spain – at a value of as much as £50,000.
Anthony was initially advised solely relations could possibly be potential donors, however has now discovered that anybody could possibly be a match.
He stated: “I’m attempting to succeed in out to each angle potential as a result of it’s such a short while body.
“I’ve obtained 4 younger kids and I’m a single dad.
“The injury isn’t repairable and my operate decreases by one per cent every week. Anyone can see if they’re a match.
“One in every of my choices is finish of life care, and benefit from the time I’ve with my kids – it’s about high quality, not amount.
“However that’s not an possibility – I’ve 4 kids and £50ok isn’t that a lot for my life.
“I’m not keen to surrender – no-one likes to beg and have a price placed on their life.”
Anthony is scared that his two youngest kids gained’t keep in mind him if he passes away. He added: “Enzo and Esmai know what’s going on.
“It’s troublesome for them – pondering they’re going to lose their dad.
“I don’t need them to know something however with social media I can’t cover it.
“Their mates are all sharing it on TikTok.
“It’s onerous for me to know that they know.
“I’m attempting to do every part from my hospital mattress, as a result of I solely get one probability at this. I’ve been doing every part by myself for therefore lengthy, however now I need assistance as a result of my physique has given up.”
Anthony is at present being supported by the Power Kidney Illness Staff.
You possibly can donate to his fundraiser at www.gofundme.com/f/quotwe-got-thisquot