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Life saving weight loss surgery towards kidney transplant.

Cause page created in the Health category by Cherry Johnston for "Melody Johnston / Daughter"

$3,207 of $30,000 goal
Given by 74 generous donors in 12 weeks

If Melody doesn't get this surgery her health will sadly keep deteriorating until it is too late.

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Melody started getting sick at age 13 and started her dialysis journey in April 2010. Her story is very heartbreaking and I want to see her finally enjoy life.

Age 13...she was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and Scheuermann's Disease.

Age 15... we found out she was allergic to penicillin by having Anaphylaxis. Her kidney's couldn't handle the reaction and went into complete acute renal failure. This is when her dialysis journey started.

Since this happened she has had over 30 surgeries, we lost count, and it just doesn't seem to end for her. These surgeries include many fistulas, grafts, VP shunts, peritoneal dialysis tubes, temporary lines, parathyroidectomy and more.

With all that has happened to Melody she struggles to lose weight as she is unable to exercise like most of us can. This surgery will enable her to reach her goal weight and be able to finally have her life saving transplant of which I am the compatible donor.

The reason we need to raise the funds is because the DHB will not pay for it but if it is not done she will not be able to get on the transplant list which is what is needed to save her life. People sadly do not do dialysis forever so we are not sure how long she can go on like this. She has nowhere else on her body for more fistulas or permacaths which are used to do dialysis.

Cherry Johnston's involvement (page creator)

I am her Mother and her best friend.

Use of funds

These funds will be used towards the desperately needed weight loss surgery so Melody can finally get her life saving kidney transplant and finally live and have fun.

Latest donations

frank on 16 Jul 2020
best wishes from a fellow motorhead fan
Cherry Johnston

Awwww thank you my dear friend. If you ever have any questions please PM me. We truly appreciate your kindness in helping with your generosity. Melly and I can't thank you enough. Please take care and keep safe. Hugs XO

Cherry Johnston
Bruce and Robyn
Bruce and Robyn on 16 Jul 2020
Best wishes from Bruce and Robyn
Cherry Johnston

Thank you so much for your kindness to help my beautiful daughter. We truly appreciate your help and can't thank you enough. Please take care and keep safe XO

Cherry Johnston
Casino Girl xx
Casino Girl xx on 14 Jul 2020
Cherry Johnston

Awww, hello beautiful. Thank you so very much for your kindness. Melly and I truly appreciate your help and can't thank you enough. Please take care and keep safe. Love to you and hubby. XO

Cherry Johnston
Sam on 11 Jul 2020
I truly wish I could help more but all the best hun x
Cherry Johnston

Hi hun. I hope you are well and please, no need to say sorry. We truly appreciate your help more than you can know. Again thank you so much. Please take care and keep safe. Hugs XO

Cherry Johnston
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 11 Jul 2020
Take care. Life is so precious and so fleeting. I hope your health improves
Cherry Johnston

Oh my goodness... thank you so very much for being so generous. Your kindness is truly appreciated. We truly can't thank you enough. Please take care and keep safe. Cheers Cherry and Melody.

Cherry Johnston

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Cherry Johnston on behalf of Melody Johnston / Daughter

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