Funds raised for transplant

The Lean on Me committee presented kidney transplant patient Anna Watler with a cheque for US$1,800 raised through cake sales and collections outside supermarkets on weekends last month.

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From left, Christopher Bryan, Derri Lee, Hortencia Jackson, Anna Watler, Danielle Downs, Tonya Mitchell and Kevin Dawkins. Photo: Submitted

The money will go toward covering the medical expenses of the donor, a friend of Ms. Watler’s, who is not covered by the insurance which will pay for the transplant.

Ms Watler said: ‘I would like to thank everyone for their generous support and the Lean on Me committee for all of their support.’

Mother-of-three, Ms Watler was diagnosed with kidney disease two years ago. Her childhood friend Elizabeth Peña from Nicaragua came forward as a donor and was found to be a suitable match.

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