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Aidan - Liver Transplant

Aidan - Liver Transplant

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My son Aidan is 14 years old. He was diagnosed with a childhood liver disease called Biliary Atresia.  It is a childhood disease of the liver in which one or more bile ducts are abnormally narrow, blocked, or absent. It can be congenital or acquired. As a birth defect in newborn infants, it has an incidence of one in 10,000–15,000 live births.

At 12 weeks old (3months, which is quite late for doing the procedure) he underwent the Kasai Operation (During this surgery, the surgeon removes any problem bile ducts outside the liver. The small intestine is then attached to the liver. This provides a path that can allow bile to drain from the liver) at Albert Luthuli Hospital. The majority of infants diagnosed with BA end up needing a liver transplant before 2 years of age.

He has been going to the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town since the age of 1. He has a group of wonderful Professors, surgeon's and specialist doctors who have been seeing him and monitoring his development for the past 13 years.

He has done exceptionally well and surpassed all expectations, going all these years without a liver transplant.

Beginning of this year all his liver enzymes have remained raised, he has an enlarged spleen and his bilirubin has not come down, it is at this point, that the decision to list him for a liver transplant, has been made as his liver is now failing

Aidan has received his transplant through kind donations.

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Donations

  • Aug 15, 2018 - R 2 010.00
  • "You’re amazing Aidan!" - Una and Colin Smith

  • Aug 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best " - Anonymous

  • Aug 01, 2018 - USD $ 238.11
  • "With Gid anything is possible " - Beverley Chant

  • Jul 31, 2018 - USD $ 15.99
  • "My son is now 17weeks old and also had BA. All our love and blessings from North West Klerksdorp,SA." - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2018 - USD $ 119.62
  • "We love you Aidan. Stay brave, strong and speedy recovery." - Vanessa & Damon Wansel

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I pray for God's healing hands upon you young man. In my prayers. Strength to you and your family." - Michelle

  • Jul 29, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "I will always be your closest friend, get well soon" - Kiashan

  • Jul 29, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Our prayers are with you for a successful transplant.. NEREN, COOKIE, KIASHAN, SHAYLEN" - Neren Naidoo

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for you Aiden " - Raylene

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 38.92
  • "Best of wishes " - Keev

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "All the best! " - Stacey

  • Jul 24, 2018 - USD $ 3.90
  • "I pray that everything works out for you. Stay strong. " - Su Moonsamy

  • Jul 20, 2018 - USD $ 27.37
  • "Here's wishing you all the best Aiden! " - Cheyne

  • Jul 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Dear Aidan. Remain Blessed. This Journey is gonna be EPIC! " - Brendan

  • Jul 05, 2018 - USD $ 130.89
  • "God's healing hand be upon your brave young man cc" - Dawood and Melinda

  • Jul 05, 2018 - USD $ 138.17
  • "Sending you love and prayers from UK." - Marcia Coleman

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 83 629.34

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 70 000.00
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My son Aidan is 14 years old. He was diagnosed with a childhood liver disease called Biliary Atresia. He has done exceptionally well and surpassed all expectations, going all these years without a liver transplant. He is now going into liver failure.