Newsletter – 2024


“Life is about creating new opportunities,
not waiting for them to come to you.” – Salma Hayek

Hello everyone!!

Hi Everyone! I know it’s been a while. It has been a busy year, but we are back to provide a full review of all you missed in 2023. Before that, we wish you all a Happy New Year and may 2024 be filled with non-stop love, blessings, opportunities and joy for you and your families.

The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation would also like to issue a big thank you to all of our donors, volunteers and supporters throughout the years. If not for your love and support, the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation wouldn’t be where it is today.

Thank you for all your contributions and donations and we look forward to your continued support throughout the rest of the year. We appreciate you.

Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation – 11th Anniversary

On July 4th, 2023, the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation celebrated our 11th anniversary. For our anniversary, we reflected on our journey from the beginning to where we are now.

Although we are small, over the years we have extended our reach to support children with kidney disease from all over the island. We were blessed to have the opportunity to partner with a variety of institutions that supported our cause and aided in providing the care that the children need.


Congratulations to our Chairman, Mr. William Tavares-Finson, on receiving the Governor General Medal of Honour.



A big thank you to Sol Jamaica for their generous donation of $2,800 USD to our foundation.


In October 2023, we had our Peritoneal Dialysis Training Workshop. The workshop was a collaboration between the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation, Dr. McLean and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C.

The workshop was geared towards educating nurses at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Cornwall Regional Hospital on the proper way to conduct peritoneal dialysis to reduce complications.

From the Children’s Hospital of Washington D.C. are Dr. Marva Moxie-Mimms (left) and Nurse Jennifer Carver (right).


Thank you to Mrs. Rebecca Tortello, and her team from UNICEF, and Deryck A Gibson for donating Christmas gifts to our Kidney Kids. For the children, these gifts have made the Christmas season more cheerful and exciting. We truly appreciate them.
Thank you to Ms. Jennifer Morgan and Mr. Librado Wright for their donation of dialysis fluid to the Foundation. These fluids were donated to the Kingston Public Hospital.


In December, the Foundation donated three (3) sets of blood pressure cuffs to 3 wards at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The cuffs were donated to the paediatric surgery ward, accident and emergency department and paediatric surgery clinic.


The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation partnered with the CHASE Fund to donate 2 brand-new peritoneal dialysis cyclers to the Bustamante Hospital for Children. These cyclers will help to make peritoneal dialysis more efficient and safer.
The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation is extremely grateful for the help we have received from The CHASE Fund in our mission to save lives. Through the CHASE Fund, we were able to acquire dialysis equipment for our Kidney Kids at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Paediatric Dialysis Unit.


To end the year, we mourned the lives of four (4) of our Kidney Kids. Our hearts go out to the parents and families of the children, who were by their side to the very end of their fights with kidney disease.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

New opportunities await us

Although 2023 ended grimly, 2024 has provided us with new opportunities to extend our reach to the public. 

To kickstart the year, the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation was invited to the Digicel Health and Wellness Fair 2024, where we had a great day sharing our knowledge on maintaining kidney health and care.


Thank you Queen’s Prep for your generous donations and support over the years. We are grateful for all you give and all you continue to do.


This year, March 14th will be World Kidney Day. It will be celebrated under the theme “Kidney Health for All – Advancing equitable access to care and optimal medication practice.

On Saturday, March 16th, the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation will have a booth at the Sovereign Centre. Please stop by and learn about your kidneys and help us to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys.


Thank you all for sticking with us throughout the years. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to sharing more news about what’s happening in the Foundation. 

We are grateful for all your donations and assistance and we appreciate everything that we are given.


The JKKF continues to donate catheters and medication monthly to aid in the care of our children with kidney disease. These donations help to save or lengthen the life of a child on dialysis. 

We are currently financially strapped and need help to continue supporting the children. We would like to encourage you all to donate, even if it is just $100, every little counts. 

You can make a donation via our NCB Account:

Bank – NCB Knutsford Boulevard
Account Number – 351115882
Type of Account – Current/ Chequing

We truly appreciate your kindness.

“Alone, we can do little, but together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation gives thanks to God and all our supporters for enabling us to still be around to serve our vulnerable Kidney Kids.

Please tell your friends about JKKF as
our continued survival depends on regular donations.

Your donations are important because “if the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.” – Carl Archer

The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation is grateful for all of our members, donors, volunteers and everyone who has supported us throughout the years. We truly appreciate all of you and your contribution to the foundation over the 10 years of existence. As we head into a new year, we will continue to recognize our blessings and be grateful for each one.

Now, as is customary, we publicly thank some of the tremendously generous people and entities who have contributed to us effectively achieving our goals. We are deeply grateful to you: Adam, Anthony and Andrea Clayton, Alia Atkinson, Althea Hosang & family, Andrea Mason, Andrew Cocking, Anna Bucknor, Anne Wallace, Annette Phillpotts, Anthea Newman, Basil Lue, Belinda Lee, Benjamin Jones, Catherine Kabasele, Cathy Hendrickson Kerr, Cheryl Longmore, Cheyenne and Mark Gayle, Christina McBean, Clauden McCalla Miller, Craig Chin, Davlyn Dewars, Denis Cohen and Erraine Young, Douglas Aris, Dr Patterson, Earl and Judith Jarrett, Elizabeth Goffe, Elizabeth Shay, Eleanor Haisley, Dr Eve Palomino Lue, Faithlyn Dowdie, Fujitsu Caribbean, Garfield Reece, Gary & Bernadette Barrow and family, Gordon and Gia Lee, Graham Dunkley, Hamlyn Scott, Howard Gordon, Jacquie Aris, Jaydon Carter, Jean Rose, Jeehan Miller, Jemille Corke, Jennifer Carver, Jonathan Johnson, Judith Jarrett, Juliet Gallimore, June Saunders, Junior and Marlene Taylor, Kaci Gardner, Kathrina Walker, Kayla Jeffery, Kelly Ann Mc Kenzie, Kenesha Black, Kevaughan and Britney Douce, Kristen Facey, Klandine Thomas, Latoya Lovejoy, Lauren Campbell, Lauren Schuler, Liscarl Bell, Marie Radcliffe, Clare Marlene Taylor, Marlon Mahon, Dr. Marva Moxey-Mimms Modupeola Abayami, Monica Gayle, Mr. Kurt Wedderburn, Mrs. Hemmings, Naita Chamberlain, Naomi Davis, Natalie Ross, Natalie Shaw, Nickesha Mullings, Olivia Bennett, Onika Miller, Peta-Gaye Fairclough, Phyllando Kelly, Phyllis Reynolds, Pietra Brown, Rekelear Lawrence, Remero Brown, Renee Rattray, Roena Williams, Russlyn Sykes, Saffrey Brown, Shane Alexis, Shenreka Masters and family,  Stewart McKoy, Tajae Dowdie, Terrence Mignott, Terry Chin & family, William Tavares-Finson, Tony Ann Farquharson, Whitney Ann Taylor, Winsome Gibbs, Winsome Jureidini, Xhaeyion Kelly, Abbott Nutritionals, Art Connect JA, CB Facey Foundation, C.R. Hylton & Co., Carolling at Beethoven, CHASE Fund, Deryck A. Gibson Ltd., Development Bank of Jamaica, Devon House Bakery, Elite Diagnostics Imaging Services Ltd., Ennis Dental & Medical Supplies, Eyeglass Factory Ltd., Grace Kennedy Bank and Foundation, IRAD Ltd., International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA), Jamaica Junior Theatre, JN Group, John R. Wong Super Market, Kiwanis Club of Friends Across Borders, Kiwanis Club of Young Professionals, Loshusan Supermarket, Manor Park Pharmacy, Massy United Insurance Ltd., MAXBROWN International, Medical Products Ltd., Microlabs Ltd., Monarch Pharmacy, National Commercial Bank, NCB Foundation, Nestle, National Housing Trust, National Packaging Corporation, Progressive Grocers of Jamaica Ltd., Rotary Club of St. Andrew North and partners, Ruthven Medical Centre, Sagicor Foundation, Sirgany family, Sun Island Jamaica Ltd., Scoops Unlimited (Devon House I SCREAM), Sheryl Haye, Super Valu Home Centres, Super Valu Supermarket, Supervalu Towne Centre, TruTorials, UNICEF Jamaica, UNFPA Zip Teq Ltd. as well as the many generous patients at Ruthven Medical Centre, and shoppers at all the stores which have our donation tins/ boxes.

Thank you, our JKKF community, for all your support!

Much love!

Maolynne Miller
Director/ Chairperson/ Founder