A donation from one of the UK’s leading health and social care technology providers has helped fund life-saving treatment for a family member of a resident in Birmingham.
Antser has donated £500 to a fundraiser for Success Cahill’s sister, Elizabeth, to travel to the UK from Nigeria to see a specialist consultant, having been diagnosed with probable Bilateral kidney cancer.
Success is aiming to raise £50,000 to get her sister the care she needs after doctors in Nigeria said they could no longer help her.
Elizabeth was initially diagnosed with fibroids more than 10 years ago and has undergone numerous operations and examinations in Nigeria over the past decade. But now, she desperately needs urgent medical treatment or doctors have told her she may not see another Christmas.
Success said: “My sister has travelled from one hospital to another in search of help but to no avail. She has now been told by several doctors in Nigeria that they are unable to help her. She’s been told she requires multiple surgeries but doctors in Nigeria are too scared to operate due to a lack of medical equipment and expertise.
She was prescribed medication but that ended up causing her more harm and she was advised to stop taking them. With the generous help of my employer, I was able to arrange a private online medical consultation for Elizabeth with a specialist in the UK, who is willing to help but only if we can get her here.
I have tried to help financially as much as I can over the years because to me, Elizabeth’s life is priceless, but now we are looking at costs of somewhere between £30,000 to £60,000. Elizabeth is a fighter and a lover of life. She has no intention of giving up; she has repeatedly cited her son and family as those who continue to keep her going. We don’t want to lose her and she’s desperate to live.”
Success has now set up a Go Fund Me page in order to raise as much money as possible for Elizabeth’s care and treatment.
Richard Dooner, chief executive officer (CEO) at Antser, said: “Here at Antser, we are committed to providing better outcomes, not only for the people we support on a daily basis but also to those in our wider community.
“This is why we were only too happy to donate much needed funds for Elizabeth and we hope that, through her tenacious efforts to raise as much awareness as possible, Success and Elizabeth are able to get to their target.”
If you would like to donate, please visit the Go Fund Me page here