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Risa Romy

Risa Romy

Name: Risa Romy
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Dorchester, Dorset
Campaign: To get more people from ethnic minority communities to join the Organ Donation Register

I had both my kidneys removed after they failed completely due to a rare disease called steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. For over a year I was on dialysis for more than 20 hours every week.

 

I learned that I would probably have to wait longer for a kidney donor because I’m from an Asian background and there’s a shortage of potential donors from minority communities.

 

Now Fixers is helping my family and I campaign to get as many people as possible on to the donor register.

 

I was saved by a stranger who donated one of his kidneys to me. I call him my 'god-sent angel'.

 

My message is that you too could give someone the gift of life.

Koren Jackson and Hannah-Jo Lawton helped me with this Fix. 

Charlotte Gilbert and Sue Romy supported me with this Fix. 

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