3 years ago, Emma Cope was diagnosed with a very rare kidney disease called FSGS. She got very ill but managed to get through it all. There is currently no cure and even with a kidney transplant, the disease could return. Without a cure, both her kidneys will stop working and she will need to spend the rest of her life hooked up to a Dialysis machine, for many hours, nearly every day. A charity called NeST was set up to research FSGS and hopefully find a cure. Since Emma was diagnosed, she has supported the charity and has currently raised over £36,000 (www.justgiving.com/emma-kidney-cope). Emma has done many things such as a sponsored walk, hosted two charity balls and held a charity day at the Hurst Community College, where she set off approximately 700 helium balloons, as seen in the photo. Emma is such an inspirational person and we would love for her to have this opportunity.