Oceanna Grand Appeal

Nathan Thomas is raising funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital, Renal Unit. This is a charity very close to is heart as this is where his 7 year old daughter, Oceanna, has been looked after since she was born.

Throughout her life Oceanna has spent a lot of time travelling back and forth from Bristolchildren’s Hospital as she was born with only one kidney and several other medical conditions. The kidney that she was born with was not fully developed and was only functioning at a small percentage.

As Oceanna has grown over the years, the doctors and specialists informed the family that her kidney function had deteriorated rapidly and was unable to support her body; if she did not have a transplant soon she would have to go on dialysis.  Nathan was tested and found out that he was a suitable donor. The family had to wait as long as possible to ensure that Oceanna was at her strongest which took nearly 4 years.

On the 5th October 2011 they operated removing Nathans left kidney and transported it across to Oceanna. After 9 and half hours of surgery between us the operation was over and the outcome was a fantastic success – Nathan’s kidney worked straight away.Oceanna has named her new kidney ‘Sydney the Kidney’

A year on and Nathan is organising a charity evening with an auction and raffle celebrating ‘Sydneythe Kidney’s’ first birthday.

This event will be held exactly one year after the transplant. The event will be held at the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth starting at 7pm. We are hoping to raise as much money as possible for the Bristol Children’s Hospital by asking local businesses to donate prizes for the raffle and auction.

Tickets are also on sale for this fantastic evening at only £6 each. Using the raffle number on your ticket, you will be entered into the Oceanna’s Raffle with a star prize. Please see the poster for all contact details and the line up for the evening.

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