Our dad bravely battled this crippling disease for just short of 2 years. He was dependant on weekly/sometimes twice weekly blood and platelet transfusions. He was unresponsive to medications. Throughout his journey with aplastic anaemia he was very, very symptomatic and most days really struggled. But every day he battled on without making a fuss or ever complaining. He was a true warrior.

On May 13th 2023 we are planning on walking Yorkshire 3 peaks with family and friends to raise money for The Aplastic Anaemia Trust in memory of Dad. 

What your money will help do;
Fund Research
This year The AAT will be investigating new treatment options, that could offer hope to more people, and improve quality of life for patients and their families. 

Provide support
-Provide a young child with a story book that explains what aplastic anaemia is and what they can expect from a long stay in hospital - making the long and difficult treatment less frightening.
-Make sure there is always some one on the end of the phone. Having someone to talk to who understands, who you don't have to explain your condition to again and again. The AAT hotline ensures no one is alone.

Karina Sewell