Students at The Riverina Anglican College have thrown themselves into fundraising after a mate developed kidney disease.
Jarrod Roesler was 13, and had never been seriously ill, when he developed kidney disease, which eventually necessitated daily dialysis and regular trips to Sydney hospitals. But that changed on September 1 last year, when he received a new kidney from an unknown donor after a three-year wait.
Again a “normal teenager” and completing year 12, Jarrod has the support of TRAC staff and students.
Last year TRAC year 11 and year 12 students started a lunchtime basketball game with the aim of raising money for Kidney Health Australia and raised $800.
This year the competition, now known as the Roesler Shield, has expanded and the students raised $1735.35.