Liana went to Uganda in the summer of 2010 with a charity to teach for a year to give but also to gain experience before she wanted to join the Police force (her chosen career). Liana lived without clean water or electricity to gain a real insight into Ugandan life. Six weeks into her African trip (Oct 2010) Liana was taken gravely ill with acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis which caused kidney failure. Liana was medivaced out of Uganda to Nairobi, Kenya where her family met her in Intensive Care - Liana`s battle was about to begin. Two weeks later Liana moved back to a UK hospital with a medical escort where she started to gain renal function again, but sadly a severe bout of seizures while on her (hopefully) final dialysis saw her back in ICU on life support and the kidneys were gone again. Liana`s pancreatic recovery has taken six dreadfully ill months in hospital, including Xmas Day resulting in major surgery in March 2011 to remove an infected pseudocyst with another stay in ICU. Liana`s pancreas is damaged and she will remain on enzyme tablets when she eats for the rest of her life. Liana has NOT regained her renal function and now needs of a kidney transplant and continues with dialysis 3 times a week. Liana is a true inspiration, her aim is to get well enough to go back to Africa and finish what she started. she has shown courage and determination fighting a battle which doctors didn`t think she would win, a true inspiration, an amazing friend, daughter and sister.