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Nevisian Dialysis patients receive financial assistance with medical expenses

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by Eulana Weekes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Dialysis patients Mr. Fitzroy Warner and Mr. Lester Pemberton received funding to assist with their medical expenses, during a ceremony held on Saturday, June 11 at the Franklyn Browne Community Centre.

The funds were generated from a fundraising activity held on Whit Monday, June 6. The total amount raised was EC$14,897.44, which was shared equally between both gentlemen; thus receiving EC $7,448.72 each.

The fundraiser was organised by Mr. Amoy Nisbett and Mr. Jamal Daniel in collaboration with the area representative for St. James Parish, the Hon Alexis Jeffers.

Jeffers expressed gratitude to the individuals who contributed their time and resources to make the event possible, including calypsonians who provided entertainment, persons who contributed refreshments, who worked in the food stalls and all others who attended the event.

Jeffers stated, “Your hard work and dedication was a demonstration of true community spirit consistent with what we have always had in Brick Kiln Village. To all those who came from all parts of Nevis and St Kitts to show your support, I say thank you.”

Warner and Pemberton are currently undergoing hemodialysis treatment at the Joseph N France General Hospital, St. Kitts. The expenses of a dialysis patient includes use of the dialysis machine, medication, and Arteriovenous Fistula creation also known as AV Fistula. AV Fistula is a surgical procedure made between an artery and a vein. It is usually located in the arm. With an AV Fistula, blood flows from the artery directly into the vein, increasing the blood pressure and amount of blood flow through the vein. The increased flow and pressure cause the veins to enlarge. The enlarged veins will be capable of delivering the amount of blood flow necessary to provide an adequate hemodialysis treatment.

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