Salon raises money for Liver Foundation
Parveen Sujawal was admitted to Heartlands Hospital in 2018 with severe jaundice and had to be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for an emergency liver transplant.
After being admitted to Heartlands, Parveen was put into an induced coma for eight days, during which she was transferred over to QEHB.
Talking about her transplant, she said: “I had an emergency liver transplant within two days of being transferred to QEHB and on 6 April 2018 I was given a second chance at life and had my liver transplant.”
Parveen attended the 5,000th Liver celebration earlier this year along with thousands of other liver transplant patients to celebrate the 5,000th transplant that had happened at QEHB.
To thank the hospital and her surgeon, Mr Thamera Perera, for all of their hard work and care whilst she was in hospital, she decided to fundraise in her beauty salon in Alum Rock and raised an incredible £500 for the Liver Foundation UK within QEHB Charity.
Pictured above: Parveen and her sister Nadya
Parveen said: “I’m so grateful to Mr Perera and the team at QEHB and wanted to show my gratitude by helping raise some money.
“We had balloons at my salon which we gave out and asked people to donate and we also did a street collection on the road. I am continuing to raise as much money as possible.”
Sophie Carroll, Senior Fundraiser for QEHB Charity, said: “A huge thank you goes to Parveen and everyone that got involved with her fundraising. The money they have raised is incredible and will go towards providing added extras for patients just like Parveen.”
To find out more about the Liver Foundation UK and how you can get involved with fundraising, please click here.