Ashley De La Mode said:

“I was told I had kidney failure when I was 23, during my pregnancy. The maternity specialists thought that perhaps the baby was the cause of my kidney failure until they discovered that I could have been born with the condition. It was also discovered that I had just 23% of kidney function.”

“Fast¬†forward to 2018 and I am now 38 years of age and only have 5% kidney function.”

(L-R) Ashley De La Mode & daughter Kelliyah

“I am desperately campaigning for a deceased or living kidney donation as I would love to avoid being on dialysis. I have been going to the Royal Free Hospital in North West London for 15 years receiving treatments for this condition which is life threatening. Currently I also have other problems due to the condition. My bones ache and I am constantly very tired which makes my everyday life a lot more complicated. However I still manage to do as much as I can no matter how I may physically or emotionally feel.”

“Although I understand that we will all die someday, I would love to still live an abundant life where I can see my daughter grow up. I am still very much full of life and I would love the opportunity to be able to experience life with a healthy kidney. I fear living on dialysis for the rest of my life as I know that it is not a normal designed way to stay alive.”