Last week, Kizanne James was diagnosed with a retinal detachment. This occurs when the thin lining inside the eye called the retina, begins to separate from the blood vessels that supply it with nutrients and oxygen. Without prompt treatment, it will lead to blindness in the affected eye, in Kizanne’s case, doctors estimate that she can go blind within the next 3 weeks if her eye is not immediately operated on.
Kizanne's surgery is scheduled for Saturday 20th August, 2016 (THIS SATURDAY).
The surgery cost $30,000 TTD ($5000USD), and further after-care will cost $30,000TTD ($5000USD).
There is also fees associated with fundraising on these forums and receiving the payments which amounts to $6000TTD or $1000USD
Kizanne requires support to the amount of $66,000TTD or $11,000USD
WHO IS KIZANNE JAMES:
Kizanne is an award winning youth leader, medical doctor (recently graduated and on internship) and Chevening Scholar passionate about youth empowerment and development. She is one of the 200 young people chosen from 104 countries for the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program rated 4th in the world, where she advocates for the Health and Rights of women and girls globally. She is one of ten, World Contraception Day Ambassadors and founder and Director of Caribbean Youth for Philanthropy, a youth led organization with a membership of 100 youth leaders from 8 Caribbean Islands working towards the advancement of young Caribbean people.
As a youth leader for over 15 years she has represented her country regionally and internationally. She has been recognized by the University of the Southern Caribbean as the Most Outstanding Young Alumni 2015 and The University of the West Indies from whom she received the Primer Award for Leadership, Award for Outstanding Leadership and Excellence in Leadership consecutively.
Kizanne is passionate about women’s health and youth health and in her spare time volunteers, teaching women and young people about relevant diseases. In addition to this she is the lead program manager for the St Joseph Police Council, directing health and youth outreach programs in the division.
CALL TO ACTION:
For more than a decade Kizanne has been helping to advance the lives of others, if Kizanne loses her eyesight, we lose her greatness, the region loses a youth leader and for that the world will be much poorer.
Kizanne is due to commence her studies in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care at the University of Southampton as a Chevening Scholar in October 2016, her eyesight impacts her future.
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