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Help Vanessa get life-saving treatment

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Marina Sanchez for Vanessa Enriquez Raido

$167,541 of $190,000 goal
Given by 1561 generous donors in 21 days

Help Vanessa get life-saving treatment for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS)

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On January 24, Vanessa, a senior lecturer at The University of Auckland and NZ citizen, was admitted to Auckland City Hospital and later diagnosed with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), an ultra-rare, life-threatening disease for which the only treatment proven to be effective is eculizumab (marketed under the brand name Soliris). Eculizumab has been approved in New Zealand but it's not publicly funded.

Eculizumab treatment costs about 100 000 NZD for the first month and then about 60 000 NZD each subsequent month.

Vanessa has savings to cover just the first month of the treatment. Her intention is to get treated in New Zealand for as long as it's necessary for her to be healthy enough to travel to Spain to continue her treatment.

This fundraiser aims to cover 3 months of treatment, at 60 000 NZD/month.

Marina Sanchez's involvement (page creator)

Long-time, dear friend

Use of funds

All the money received through this campaign will go exclusively to support Vanessa's hospital and treatment expenses for as long as it's needed for her to be strong enough to fly to Spain and continue her treatment there.

Latest update

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5th dose received / 5a dosis recibida  5 March 2021

Posted by: Marina Sanchez

This week's update is short and sweet. Vanessa received on Thursday her 5th dose of eculizumab. She is surely and steadily on her path to recovery, thanks to each and everyone of you.

Once again: thank you for being there for her.

El mensaje de esta semana es breve, pero relevante. Vane ha recibido hoy la quinta dosis de eculizumab, y sigue avanzando de forma segura y firme en el camino hacia la recuperación, gracias a todos y cada uno de vosotros.

Gracias, de nuevo, por estar a su lado.

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Latest donations

Myriam Gonzalez Navarro.
Myriam Gonzalez Navarro. on 24 Feb 2021
Esperamos verte pronto, ánimo.
Angela and nicholas kölling
Angela and nicholas kölling on 23 Feb 2021
love from Angela and nicholas kolling
Daniela on 23 Feb 2021
Hola Vanessa lo mejor para vos, tu puedes hacerlo.
Sarah on 23 Feb 2021
Maria on 23 Feb 2021

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Marina Sanchez's avatar
Created by Marina Sanchez
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Paying to a verified bank account of Vanessa Enriquez Raido

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