AT just 22 years old, Hannah Fisher was handed the shock news that she had end stage renal failure and would need a kidney transplant.
Stark news for anyone but the Sutton Coldfield resident had, until that point, displayed no symptoms of ill health and had only the week before hospitalisation, visited her doctor.
Today, more than a year later, Hannah, is full of beans after receiving a kidney from her father Dave and is busy throwing herself into organising a Family Fun Day in August to raise funds for The British Kidney Patients Association and Kidney Research UK.
Hannah, a Victim Support Officer, said: “I started to feel poorly the week before I was admitted to hospital and when I went to the doctor, he said my blood pressure was so high that I had to go straight to Good Hope Hospital. They then sent me to Heartlands where I was told I had a kidney function of six percent. I was in shock.
“I had to start dialysis immediately and told the best course of treatment for me would be a transplant. Both my parents were tested and both were a match but dad said he would be the one to donate.
“Soon after I began daily dialysis treatment which took over the job of my failing kidneys.”
Luckily Hannah, who lives in Chester Gardens, was able to have peritoneal dialysis meaning she could perform the procedure herself and continue to work.
And on January 18 this year the operation went ahead successfully and both father and daughter are fighting fit.
The Family Fun Day will take place at Solihull FC Glades in Lugtrout Lane on August 6 . Admission is £1 for adults and 50p children.
Activities include games, stalls, entertainment, raffle and silent auction. If you would like to donate, email hannah on firstname.lastname@example.org.