Local initiative Ulleskelf Sports and Social recently held a raffle to raise awareness of the story of six year old Sarah from Leeds, who has been battling a rare disease called Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome and other complex health problems since she was born.
£300 in total was raised from the efforts and was all donated to a charity of Sarah’s choosing: Theodora’s Children’s Charity.
Anne Temple, one of the co-ordinators of the initiative spoke to us about the event, telling us – “It was a pleasure to be able to help raise awareness of Sarah’s need for a live kidney donor as well as raising funds for Theodora Children’s Charity. We wish her and her family all the best in the search.”
Sarah’s parents unfortunately aren’t a positive tissue match to be donors for the six year old but have been urging the public to come forward to be tested as a donor. They recently appeared on the pitch at Leeds’ Elland Road on a boxing day match, after the football club joined the appeal to find her a live kidney donor.
How can you help Sarah and be tested as a kidney donor?
Sarah needs a live kidney which means it must come from a living person who can donate one.
If a live donor is not found, Sarah will be placed on the deceased donor list, while likely spending months on end in hospital dialysis.
Anyone who is willing to be tested as a kidney donor can find out more information by emailing email@example.com and referencing Sarah’s name.
You will automatically receive a reply email with further information on becoming a live donor along with a health questionnaire to complete.
From everyone at Tadcaster Echo, we sincerely wish Sarah and her family all the best in their search for a donor.