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L’Oren Greer organises fundraiser three weeks after getting a kidney transplant
A BRAVE young Southampton woman who has undergone a kidney transplant is organising a major event to help others with renal problems.
L’Oren Greer and her best friend Lauren Rowe hope to raise at least £1,000 during a family fun day at North Baddesley Village Hall on Sunday.
All cash raised at the event, which starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm, will go to the British Kidney Patient Association, which helps support people with renal problems and their families.
L’Oren said: “This cause is very close to our hearts and any support would be greatly appreciated.
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“We will have a bouncy castle and an ambulance for people to look around, face painting, a barbecue, tea and coffee and much more.”
The 21-year-old was diagnosed with chronic renal failure in June 2008 and is now recovering from a kidney transplant three weeks ago at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital.
L’Oren, from Regents Park, Southampton, said: “My transplant was at 1am on June 19, exactly six years from when I was diagnosed.
“I came out of surgery and was back in my room by 8am. I am now ready to start living my life. I was surprised how well I felt after the operation.
“Despite the pain I felt healthy and this was new for me,” she added.