Kidney failure survivor gives back to UBH

A Bulawayo renal failure survivor has donated blankets to a children’s ward at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) as a way of giving back to the community.

Dorothy Madamba, who had to successfully undergo renal failure treatment partnered with Reach A Young Soul (RAYS), a children-focused organisationto raise funds to purchase blankets for the Eaton ward.

This Saturday they will host a fundraising event at the National Museum in Bulawayo.  Speaking to CITE, Madamba said she had minimal kidney function and had to endure dialysis treatment.

“I initiated an idea to donate blankets in thanksgiving for my health after a narrow escape I had with my kidney trouble and RAYS agreed to take part,” said Madamba.

She added that they have so far donated 11 blankets and are targeting at donating about 50 blankets.

“Right now we are in the process of raising thirty-nine more to complete the fifty beds for Eaton’s Children’s ward.

“After going through what I went through I do not take life for granted and the best way to be thankful is to make my new lease of life count by using it for good and saying thank you,” said Madamba.

She added that she realised that she could not achieve this task alone and hence she reached out to RAYS for support.

“I could not do this alone and I was delighted when the board of RAYS Trust agreed to embark on this mission with me and UBH welcomed the gesture,” said Madamba.

RAYS publicist Phineus Chauke, said the response from wellwishers has been overwhelming.

“It’s all systems go now, all the preparations are now in place and the response from the public and corporate world is overwhelming,” said Chauke.

“Come Saturday the museum grounds will be beaming with people all united by the cause ‘50 blankets for Eaton Ward.”

He added that they have roped in other partners such as Friends of the Art Gallery, Natural History Museum Marketing team among others.

“Our partners have supported through booking stalls and offering services towards the success of the event,” he said.

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