Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Transplant joy

Lady Lavender shares her joy: her "Princess of the House" had a liver transplant when she was 4.5 years old, and now five years later she stands "as a proud mum of a 10-year girl who battled other normal kids to take 1st place in the 100m and 200m sprints among Year 5 girls in her school. This, for me, is a pretty fine endorsement that she is 'normal'."

That's fantastic. 

But I meant it when I said she really wants to share her joy.  She wants another family to feel as she does, and for another kid to feel like her Princess.  A youngster called David Poa. A "sweet, cheeky, mischievous boy who is also funny, charming and endearing," who really, really, really needs an intestinal transplant – which is not available in NZ.  He needs to get this transplant done in the US.  He has been accepted by specialists in Omaha-Nebraska for an assessment, and likely wait-list for a transplant.

But he needs your help to get there.  You can read more about him at Lady Lavender's, and donate to help him at the  KIDS Foundation's website.


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