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A Helping Hand For Craig

A Helping Hand For Craig

Personal message

I am 60 years old and an oral cancer survivor. I have been diagnosed with osteoradionecrosis, as a result of damaging radiotherapy to the bone of my jaw. This area of exposed bone is crumbling away and I am in desperate need of surgical reconstruction. No surgeon is prepared to operate in this irradiated area without me first being treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The only Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit in KZN is at St.Augustines’ Hospital and costs R126000.00 for a full 8 weeks of treatment.

The state hospitals are unable to pay this cost as an outsourced service despite my being a state patient, thus leaving me in an impending state of malnutrition and severe pain. In my current state I am unable to chew food, and have to blend food to liquid form.I am in no financial position to afford the price of the course of treatments. I appeal to anyone to please give to this campaign to help me get the Hyperbaric treatments I need.

*The campaign creator has opted for Backabuddy to transfer funds raised directly to the relevant organisation*

Donations

  • Oct 16, 2018 - USD $ 136.85
  • "I trust that all who have experienced your generosity give generously in your time of need." - Gary A

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 250.00
  • "Hi Craig hope you get well soon" - Bernie

  • Sep 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All best, may you find the strength and courage every day" - Lora

  • Sep 14, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Hi Craig hope you get well soon" - Bernie

  • Aug 28, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Best of luck Craig. Wishing you a speedy recovery." - Anonymous

  • Aug 16, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Hi Craig I m sorry you eed t go through this. I am praying for you hope all goes well. Bern" - Bernie coetzer

  • Aug 08, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "A happy soul such as yours is always in our thoughts xxx" - Simone & Brad

  • Jul 31, 2018 - R 1 610.00
  • "For the patriarch of a wonderful family, best of luck to you!" - Rosie

  • Jul 27, 2018 - R 790.50
  • "Hope this helps you get the treatment you require Craig" - Ronan Kelly

  • Jul 23, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best! " - Clay & Jess

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Hope you get the treatment that you need soon. " - Graham and Alison

  • Jul 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck man. I hope you get the treatment." - T

  • Jul 15, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stay strong !!!" - Juzzi

  • Jul 10, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Hi Craig I m sorry you eed t go through this. I am praying for you hope all goes well. Bern" - Bernie coetzer

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Wish we could help more" - Donna and Morne

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Hope you get the treatment you need soon Craig." - Liam Mc Namara

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 7 320.40
  • "Dad this is from the bake sale :-*" - All the staff at penneys (Ireland)

  • Jun 26, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Stay positive and get well!! " - Inessa & Sean Fella

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 105.13
  • "god bless you and heal you today and forever" - annonymous

  • Jun 10, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Hope this helps, one more step towards the goal, good luck Craigie" - Gordon Johnstone

  • Jun 06, 2018 - USD $ 666.33
  • "Love you dad hope this helps for now will send more at the end of the month. " - Jonty

  • Jun 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Hi Craig I m sorry you need to go through this. I am praying for you hope all goes well. Bern" - Bernie coetzer

  • May 24, 2018 - R 749.05
  • "Every little helps " - xxx

  • May 21, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Here's hoping all goes well bud. You in our prayers! " - Lisa and Pete Klopper

  • May 21, 2018 - R 260.00
  • "Wishing you all the best in getting the help you need Craig as well as a speedy recovery xx" - Mish

  • May 21, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hope it comes right bud all the best" - Fats

  • May 21, 2018 - R 360.00
  • "FAITH IN HIM CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS" - Pitte & Nikita Randall

  • May 19, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Get well soon! " - Cameron and Rosie

  • May 18, 2018 - R 10 282.00
  • "Best wishes for a successful treatment" - Family

  • May 18, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "hope all goes well craig " - scot

  • May 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hope and pray you can receive the treatment that you need " - Avril Richardson

  • May 18, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Hi Craig I m sorry you eed t go through this. I am praying for you hope all goes well. Bern" - Bernie coetzer

  • May 18, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon Craig" - Dave

  • May 18, 2018 - USD $ 7.94
  • "Praying and trusting for you Craig" - Michael

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Donations to date

R 58 170.13

Fundraising target

R 126 000.00
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After being diagnosed with oral cancer,  I had radiotherapy after surgery.  Now as a direct result of radiotherapy, I have been diagnosed with osteoradionecrosis. This occurs when the jawbone is exposed and begins to starve from lack of blood. My jaw recently broke as a result of the weakening of the bone. I need an operation where they take bone from my shin and transplant. But this can only be done once I have had the full course of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments. These treatments will  increase the amount of oxygen around my jaw, which will increase blood circulation, and enable me to have the operation I need.