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DJ Niko needs money for life-saving surgery

Monday, September 18, 2017

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NIKO Chromatic, who is battling renal insufficiency, is being thrown a lifeline by a family member.

According to a post on social media made by the dancehall selector's girlfriend, Kimberly Mais, a family member has opted to donate a kidney. They are currently in dialogue with a nephrologist at the University Hospital of West Indies in St Andrew.

In addition, Niko Chromatic (given name Nicholas Grant) needs US$50,000 to undergo the kidney transplant.

So far his Gofundme account has raised total of US$22,600.

“Niko wishes to thank all the persons who contributed to his #GoFundMe and would also like to thank those who have been in contact to check up on his progress. Please do your part by donating, as a kidney transplant is four times more economical than keeping a patient on dialysis, and the longer Niko stays on dialysis the weaker his body becomes,” Mais said in her post.

He has been battling renal failure since 2015. Donations can be made at Scotiabank to the Niko Chromatic Fund Account, account number 832211.

Earlier this month the selector was hospitalised due to complications from the illness.

DJ Niko, along with Warren “Creep” Lee of Chromatic, began producing mixtapes in 2005 and started the sound system shortly after.

Chromatic sound system features at several local gigs, as well as in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean.

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