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Sheeba's story

Sheeba Young


Sheeba, from Corby, went into kidney failure due to a genetic condition which claimed her sister's life, leaving her young children without a mother.



Sheeba faced several operations before having a combined kidney and liver transplant.



Now, in memory of her sister, she is undertaking a series of challenges in order to raise money for the British Transplant Games. The Games have been running for over thirty years with teams who have all had a life-saving transplant. Sheeba is now making the most of her second chance at life - she has completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, has cycled 100 miles and is training for the Robin Hood half-marathon.



Sheeba said: "I will also take part in the Transplant Games but I can’t promise I will get three golds and one lilver like last year. If my donor family didn't choose to have the conversation before they died I would have been long gone and not been alive telling my story. It's only with people with a big heart, like my donor's family, that recipients like me are alive today. So this Christmas give the gift of life... give people like me a chance today!"

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