Home dialysis for Montego Bay patient – March 2015

Nokeitha Outram, our eight year-old from Montego Bay, has been receiving home peritoneal dialysis (dialysis through fluid in the belly) since Easter. Her mother was trained how to operate the cycler and is now very competent at the process. Mom and Nokeitha are followed monthly at UHWI by Dr. Marsha Gooden – Paediatric Nephrologist with dialysis expertise, and in between by the paediatric team at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Nokeitha will go...

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Alia Atkinson is our patron – May 2015

May 2015 Alia Atkinson, world champion swimmer, has agreed to be the patron of Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation. She has spent time playing with and reading to the children on dialysis and she and her mother, Mrs. Sharon Atkinson, have provided the children with books and games. They are an integral part of...

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Tajae goes to college – January 2015

Tajae Dowdie, one of our “graduates”, migrated to the USA in December 2014. He is the son of Mrs. Faithlyn Dowdie, the former Chairman of the JKKF Family Support Group. Tajae has end stage kidney failure and has been on dialysis for 11 years. He was an exemplary student at Jamaica College and has now started College in the USA (see picture). His positive attitude to life and his refusal to let kidney failure hold him back has been an...

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1st Jamaican Paediatric Nephrology Conference – October 2014

This conference is geared towards making paediatric nephrology information, on a variety of common problems, available to all medical practitioners in Jamaica. Many well-recognized specialists in the field from Jamaica, Canada and the United States of America will be participating. The conference will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on October 4th, 2014, you can make a reservation with Knutsford Court Hotel today. You may pay...

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Some Good News to Share

The Rotary of the Liguanea Plains notified that the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation will be the beneficiaries of their 5K run in January 2015! The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation has been offered 2 haemodialysis machines from the SickKids Foudnation based in Toronto,Canada; However FFP does not go to Toronto, but if we can get it to Pittsburgh FFP can get it to us. Please inform us if anyone have a customs broker / shipping / contact to help us...

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