Woman Aims For Historic First Stomach Transplant In Australia.

Friends of 23-year-old Brisbane woman Marianne Thrush are urgently seeking community support to help save her life. Marianne, who suffers from a rare stomach disorder called Hollow visceral myopathy, is in desperate need of a full stomach transplant to survive. She is set to become the first Australian to undergo this complex procedure, which can only be performed by a specialist doctor in Melbourne. Marianne’s friends and even strangers in her hometown of Queensland are rallying together to raise funds to cover her medical expenses and support her family during the treatment process. They have organized garage sales, a charity fun run, and are accepting donations at any Commonwealth Bank branch or online. The ultimate goal is to keep Marianne in Melbourne until a suitable donor is found.

Marianne’s determination to fight her condition is unwavering, despite her deteriorating health. She describes even simple tasks like taking a shower as challenging as climbing Mount Everest. Sandra McLennan, a friend who stayed by Marianne’s side during her hospital stay, has promised to assist her as soon as her own health improves. Every cent raised through the Marianne Thrush Appeal will go towards Marianne’s treatment and well-being. On the occasion of her birthday, Marianne remains hopeful, celebrating not only the day but also the prospect of many more birthdays to come.

To support Marianne, individuals can visit her website or make a donation at a Commonwealth Bank branch. For more details on organ donation, interested parties can visit the website of Donate Life Australia. This heartfelt appeal demonstrates the power of community unity and the incredible resilience of individuals facing life-threatening health conditions.

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