For the past two years my daughter nina has been fighting his own battle with cancer and recently celebrated beating it into remission. The family's joy was short-lived when, in February Nina was diagnosed with chronic renal failure. Nina only has about 10% kidney function and requires dialysis three times a week while she waits for a donor kidney. This treatment lasts up to 6 hours a day and consequently my wife coralee has chosen to give up work to become a full-time career for Nina. This, on the back of the substantial out-of-pocket costs, me has borne for his own treatment, will put a lot of financial pressure on the family in the coming weeks and months.
Those of us who love Nina, want to give her the best treatment and the best chance of a full recovery. The family has started a worldwide search for a kidney donor and is optimistic of finding either a family donor or one from the national donor register. Many of the costs for this (travel, accommodation, testing etc) are not covered by Medicare and that's why we need your help. We want to focus on Nina's treatment and recovery and not to have to worry about how to pay for it. If you are able, please donate what you can towards a family who have suffered so much, but who have never stopped giving back to their local and wider community.
Nina is a gifted artist with a great career ahead of her, so let's help get her fit and well again. Thank you for all the love and prayers so far and thank you in advance for your much appreciated support of this fundraiser. Please share this message far and wide and let's get that kidney for Nina!