Hi I am Diane Allen and I am a retired Civil Servant who is a Renal Patient and has to do dialysis at least three times per week.
I am also an unemployed mother of two. My son Aaron is Autistic but my daughter Rayane is
not however she has her health complications. She underwent a major facial surgery in 2019 and still has one to undergo .
Their father was killed in 2009. My son was 9 months old and daughter was 4 years old. They are now 13 years old and 17 years old. However, I do get some assistance from my family with my children.
In September 2021, I was diagnosed with Kidney disease and was told by my doctors that I need to
do dialysis 3 times a week but I am only able to do one and that is with the assistance of my
family. The one treatment a week is not helping me strength-wise.
My treatment is done at the Jamaica Diabetic Association and the cost is $12,000 per treatment.
Being the mother of an Autistic child; I realized years ago that not many stores in Jamaica cater
to the full needs in the physical and educational development of our country’s special people.
Persons have to shop online. As a result, I want to find a solution for this problem by providing those items for purchase locally. Therefore, my wish is to start a business in which I would buy and sell items for special-needs kids as well as adults.
So I am begging the public’s assistance to help me in attaining mainly three items:
1. Assistance with a financial aid to provide myself with with some dialysis treatments;
2. A Digicel cart; (similar to the ones the vendors by Mandela Park operate from) to start my business.
3. A folded tent.
That’s all I want for Christmas!
I would love to start this business in April as April is celebrated as Autistic month.
The estimated amount I would like to raise to assist with both my medical needs and the start-up of my small business is 1,000,000 JMD.