A Hand for ALEX
- By: Melville Joubert
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/a-hand-for-alex
My name is Melville Joubert, we live in Parys FS and I want to set up a campaign for my son Alex. Alex is 12 years old and was born without a right hand.
We need to raise funds for the fitment of a Be-Bionic prosthetic hand. As I am disabled and on medical pension, our family can't afford it.
The inspiration came when my son saw the new technology that is available to live a normal life.
Funds will be used to pay for the device itself, fitment and extra components if need as well as travel costs to and from the prosthetist.
Alex was bullied because of his disability up to the extent that he needed to be removed from his school. The device would make his day to day life easier in terms of biofunctional needs.example, buttering bread, tying shoelaces, typing, cutting an apple, holding objects, sports and many other ordinary functions he cannot perform at the moment.
Any other funds raised over our target would remain in Alex's personal bank account for the future fitment of the socket as his arm will grow, or any other costs of further appointments or towards his next fitment as he is growing.
*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the relevant medical practitioner once identified*