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Okanagan woman suffers severe health setback in wake of birth, community rises to the occasion

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August 16, 2019 - 2:17 PM

KELOWNA - Lindsay Austin had only just given birth to her daughter Lennon when health complications set in, attacking her kidneys and stopping her from being able to hold the baby.

“She has undergone dialysis sessions, plex treatments (plasma exchange) and multiple, ongoing tests,” Ashley Newell said in a GoFundMe that raised more than $16,000 in a day.

Newell said doctors believe Austin may have Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome but test results are pending. Treatment approvals will depend on the results of these tests.

“Hoping we can all pull together to help these amazing people,” Newell said. “The drug to treat AHUS is very costly and with Lindsay needing to be in Vancouver for an indeterminate amount of time, we would love to help them out with their expenses so that (her husband) Jj can continue to juggle visiting Lindsay in the hospital and taking care of baby girl Lennon without having to worry about lost work and other financials at this time."

Lindsay was transferred from Kelowna General Hospital to Vancouver General Hospital where she will continue to be treated.


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