Kate Rootsey
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Kate Rootsey

We had the pleasure of meeting Kate and her little miracle Molly. Kate has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis since birth and has had a double lung transplant. She was the first double lung transplant recipient to fall pregnant and give birth in QLD!

Sarah Joyce
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Sarah Joyce

SLDO had the privilege of meeting Sarah to gift her one of our financial grants. Sarah contracted meningococcal 2 years ago and, at the time of meeting her, had been admitted to the hospital 51 times, had 28 surgeries, had 3 organs removed, lost multiple fingers and toes, is awaiting a live kidney donation and...

Mandy Atto
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Mandy Atto

SLDO meet the vivacious Mandy at Robina Hospital while she was having dialysis with her dialysis machine named Emu. Mandy suffers from a rare condition called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus as well Renal Tubular Acidosis. As a result of this, Mandy suffers from kidney failure and is on the organ donation waiting list. The grant received...

Kylie Taylor
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Kylie Taylor

SLDO was lucky to meet Kylie who has had two double lung transplants and is currently on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant. Kylie was born with Cystic Fibrosis and, after receiving her two transplants, developed Atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome. This has led to kidney failure and the need for dialysis three times a week....

Ramir Anderson
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Ramir Anderson

SLDO went jet setting to Sydney to meet 13 year old Ramir. Ramir, once a school soccer star, suffered from kidney failure and required dialysis four times a DAY (most need dialysis three times a week). The grant provided to Ramir went to helping cover costs associated with receiving a new kidney. UPDATE: Shortly after...

Leslie Fitzgerald
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Leslie Fitzgerald

SLDO had the privilege of meeting Leslie who has suffered from with Cystic Fibrosis his whole life. Both Leslie and his brother Nathan underwent double lung transplants while in their 20s. Leslie’s transplant failed and he received a second lung transplant several years ago. When we met Leslie, he was waiting to receive a second...

Nikki Collis
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Nikki Collis

Nikki Collis suffered from kidney failing requiring her to be on dialysis three times a week for 5 hours each session. Prior to going on the transplant wait list, doctors require patents to go through extensive tests and checks to ensure that their bodies are ready to take on a transplant and to minimise the...

Rob Fahy
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Rob Fahy

Unbeknownst to Rob Fahy, he was born with only one functioning kidney. Over the years, his ‘good’ kidney continued to slowly lose functionality until one day Rob was feeling very ill with no explanation. After some tests at the hospital Rob was immediately put on dialysis. Lucky for Rob, his sister Jenny was a perfect...

Toni Taylor
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Toni Taylor

Toni Taylor was SLDO Assist’s first interstate grant recipient. Brett and Glen flew down to Sydney to meet with Toni who had recently received a heart transplant. Toni was diagnosed with severe dilated cardiomyopathy. In the last year before Toni’s transplant, she spent 5 weeks at home, with the remaining time spent in hospital or...

Keoke Thomas
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Keoke Thomas

Keoke Thomas, 35, married with two boys, was born with malformed kidneys that degenerated over the years. At 18 Keoke had to start dialysis. Keoke was lucky to receive a live kidney donation from a close family friend which lasted 9 years enabling him to get married and start his beautiful family. Unfortunately that kidney...