In March 2020 Maurice Marshall spent 22 days on a ventilator in an induced coma at King’s College Hospital fighting COVID-19, an experience he describes as "terrifying and life-changing".
Since recovering, Maurice has raised over £4,000 for the King’s College Hospital Renal Unit that saved his life.
“People are aware of the ravaging effects of COVID-19 on the lungs; however, the virus also targets the kidneys, causing the failure of these vital organs.”
The Renal Unit at King’s used a non-traditional treatment technique called peritoneal dialysis to effectively take over the control and function of Maurice’s kidneys. The treatment allowed Maurice’s body to use the energy it required to concentrate on fighting the virus.
"By way of immense gratitude, and not overlooking the gravity and enormity of COVID-19, I would love to show my gratitude by giving something towards the Renal Unit’s fight to save lives."