THEN AND NOW: Kidney disease victim Shabana Mohammed, 29.

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Donors come forward to help ailing Shabana

By Sue-Ann Wayow sue-ann.wayow@trinidadexpress.com

THE generosity of Express readers has renewed hope in 29-year-old Shabana Mohammed, whose courageous battle with kidney disease, was featured in yesterday’s newspaper. Mohammed said she has been bombarded with calls from persons offering assistance and well wishers.

Four persons have volunteered to donate a kidney, she said.

“We have to see if they (the kidneys) match, so fingers crossed. They have to get a blood test but you also have to be in great health. The  blood type must be O positive,” said Mohammed.

Heather Rodriguez, one of Mohammed’s ex co-workers expressed support on Facebook. 

She posted: “We are raising funds to assist our former colleague and very brave friend Shabana in this time of her need. Calling my former workmates. Let us be there for Shabana. I’m so proud of your efforts but they need more support. How can you contribute towards Shabana’s mounting bills? Inbox Sabrina and let’s make this happen. Thank you!”

Mohammed was working with State airline as a customer service representative eight years ago when she was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a common form of kidney disease.

Anyone willing to assist Mohammed can call 317-3621, or e-mail her at shabanabrat@hotmail.com.

 
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