Jakobs ASB Marathon to fundraise for kidney kids Nz

$890 of $2,500 goal
Given by 21 generous donors in around 5 months

Living life to the fullest with a mitrofanoff stoma and raising funds for our friends at Kidney Kids NZ


This year Jakob wants to do the ASB kids marathon and help raise funds for Kidney Kids NZ.

Jakob is a happy 6 year old who has faced many challenges in his life. He was born with a single kidney with vesicoureteral reflux and hydronephrosis. His first operation was at 5 weeks old and after many an operation is doing really well. Despite having a mitrofanoff stoma, Jakob is an active, confident and inspirational little guy who lives life to the fullest. He started school last year and continues to flourish. As a family we are grateful for all the love and care we received from starship and Kidney kids NZ as they played a big role in helping us raise such a brave kid.

After seeing me finish the 11km traverse the last two years and his uncle complete the full ASB marathon last year he has wanted to do it himself. So this year Jakob will be completing the ASB kids marathon... We know that this will be really great for his confidence, promote a healthy lifestyle, raise awareness for Kidney kids Nz and be a really fun experience for our family.

Kidney kids NZ is a not for profit organisation that supports children, their families and whanau with kidney disease. Currently they look after 400 families across NZ and 423 kidney kids including our little Jakob.

Their strategic goals include:

-To ensure that those children who experience kidney disease have the best lives possible, and that they are not disadvantaged as they progress though education and into employment as young adults

- To make kidney kids more sustainable by improving our funding strategies

- To partner with Starship Foundation to provide funding for a nephrology fellowship to ensure ongoing training of paediatric care physicians at starship childrens hospital

- To help fund the development and implementation of Renal Reality: a patient database management system for Starship, to improve patient care

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Raising jakobs goal   16 July 2021

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Jakobs fundraiser. It’s been so successful we have decided to raise it :)

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Renate on 07 Oct 2021
Michelle on 08 Sep 2021
All the best Jacob, very proud of you! Love Kim and Michelle
Siobhan Richards

Thank you so much guys xxx ❤️

Siobhan Richards
Laura on 05 Sep 2021
Proud of you Jakob! Love Frankie and family xx
Siobhan Richards

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ you guys are awesome… thank you so much

Siobhan Richards
Magdalena Jones
Magdalena Jones on 04 Sep 2021
You are doing an amasing job Jakob!
Siobhan Richards

Thank you so much for supporting Jakob ❤️❤️❤️

Siobhan Richards
Michelle-Louise on 04 Sep 2021
Siobhan Richards

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ thank you

Siobhan Richards

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