Pippa's Kidney Heroes
Why we need your help
In 2016 the unthinkable happened, 6 year old Pippa was diagnosed with a bilateral Wilms Tumour (Kidney Cancer)
Surgery and chemotherapy followed. Pippa lost both kidneys and now attends the Children's Dialysis Unit 4 times a week.
Dialysis is currently Pippa's life support.
Over the past couple of years life for the family has truly been turned upside down.
Now that Pippa free from cancer a kidney transplant is an option. This will be the best treatment for Pippa and will mean she will no longer have to spend 20 + hours on dialysis in hospital each week. Nicky and Mark were both tested and fortunately Nicky was found to be a good match.
All being well the transplant should take place later this year and Pippa will be free from dialysis.
Whilst the family are looking forward to having normal life resume they also know that transplantation is not a cure for kidney disease –there will still be hospital appointments and medication, there is a possibility of rejection and crucially the average time that a transplanted kidney lasts for is around 15 years. Pippa will need to have future transplants in the future.
Pippa’s Kidney Heroes are raising money for Kidneys for Life - a small charity, based at Manchester Royal Infirmary. The charity funds research and ultimately is looking for a make a transplanted kidney last a lifetime.
In 2018 Nicky took part in the Kidneys for Life London to Paris cycle ride – she cycled alongside transplant patients, dialysis patients and Renal Doctors. Since then Nicky has taken part in a 50 mile bike ride around Cheshire and also a cycle down the Portuguese coastline. More cycle challenges will follow…..
This page has been set up so that others can support Pippa’s Kidney Heroes by making a donation or holding their own fundraising events.
If you are able to support in any way please do contact us and we would also appreciate it if you could please share the page – despite affecting 1 in 6 of the population research into kidney diseases remains underfunded.
Your support really will make a difference.
Nicky, Mark, Pippa & Ava x
raised towards £5,000.00 target
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Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £507.00
Raised offline £507.00