Vriesland family gets $500,000 for boy’s kidney transplant

– Minister Indar lauds Vitality for donation

Vitality Incorporated on Saturday donated $500,000 to a Region Three resident to supplement the cost of a kidney transplant for her son.

Director, Mr. Abbas Hamid, who was accompanied by Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Hon. Deodat Indar presented the sum to Ms. Nadie Budwah at her Vriesland home.

Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Hon. Deodat Indar presents the cheque to Ms. Nadie Budwah at Vriesland. Director of Vitality Incorporated, Mr. Abbas Hamid, Public Relations Officer, Ms. Abigail Mohabir are also pictured first and second from right

Ms. Budwah, who is also her son’s donor, was grateful for the sum.  She said the child had been receiving dialysis over the past four months.  “It has been so hard. For the past four months I have been so stressed out. So, they giving me a donation it means a whole lot for me. It has eased my headache,” she said.

Meanwhile, Minister Indar lauded Vitality’s support. “We will also raise another sum to assist the family further with regards to this particular surgery,” he said.

The Minister explained that the second sum of money will go towards aftercare for both the mother and son.

Mr.  Hamid said when he heard of the situation, he immediately felt the urge to help since his father had passed away from kidney failure a few months ago.

“This is something that is close to me so right away, I spoke to my team and we decided we had to be part of this and we had to assist you and your son because he is young. He has a bright future and we believe that the youths are our future. So, we are here with the Minister to assist you with the surgery cost,” he said.

Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys are unable to filter waste products from the blood.