Maddie Collins Fundraising
- $7,314.31 donated
- 31 generous donors
Maddie needs to travel to the United States for the kidney treatment and transplant that she so desperately needs.
Maddie Collins Fundraising
We will be holding auction for Maddie on Feb 1st 2017 and will be promoting this through a lot of online advertising and then encouraging donations on this give a little page *Auction is not being held on Givealittle page.
Tell your friends and family to look through our amazing list of raffle items that you can purchase to help us save the life of a beautiful young lady.
Rather than auction the wonderful goods and services shown in our FB page, these will instead be offered as prizes in a raffle that we are currently preparing. Full details, including prizes, ticket price, number of tickets, and date drawn, will be notified to all soon.
We hope we may raise as much as $100,000 towards the goal of what is needed. We will have some amazing items up for sale, and we encourage anyone who can donate further goods or services to contact us. Email Jan Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Maddie's folks need to raise $350,000 to get Maddie to the United States for treatment she so desperately needs. Maddie was diagnosed in December 2008 with a kidney disorder, Nephrotic Syndrome (the same disease that Jonah Lomu had). Unfortunately, Maddie didn’t respond to any of the treatments to control the disease, including high doses of steroids, 13 weeks of chemo, and immune suppressing drugs. In October 2012, Maddie’s dad, Adam gave Maddie one of his kidneys. Sadly, the kidney was rejected after only 5 hours.
Maddie is on dialysis up to 10 hours per day, and she desperately needs another kidney transplant. She has been placed on the NZ waiting list for a deceased donor kidney, but because of her condition it’s highly unlikely that this will help. Her greatest chance of life is a live donor kidney, but because of antibodies she has developed, only a very small percentage of the population are potential donors, and she has not been accepted onto the New Zealand live donor programme because of that.
Medical people believe her best chance of life is treatment, and a live donor kidney, in the United States, where there is a greater pool of people who could be a match for her. The cost for this is massive, and expected to be around $350,000.
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