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Campaign for Adrienne Horn

Campaign for Adrienne Horn

Personal message

It is unbelievable how one split second can change the direction of your life entirely.

On 24 February 2019 Adrienne Horn was on holiday in Plettenberg Bay on her way to do the renowned Otter Trail.  Adie, as she is known to her family and friends, had a very bright future ahead of her and things were falling nicely into place to make her dreams become a reality.  What happened on that day has changed the course of her life forever. 

While swimming with her friends, Adie misjudged the depth of the swimming pool and upon diving in, suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury.  She fractured her C7 vertebra, tragically resulting in high paralysis and many physical challenges.

Adie was admitted to the Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town where she spent 40 excruciating days in Surgical ICU.   She then went on to spend a further 55 days in the Vincent Pallotti Spinal Rehabilitation Unit.  She has now returned to her home in Johannesburg but continues with rehabilitation at the Auckland Park Spinal Unit for a further month.

Adie has lived on the West Rand since 2001.  She attended The King’s School West Rand where she matriculated with 2 distinctions.  She then proceeded to complete a BA degree in Social Science at Monash University and her Honours Degree in Social Science, obtaining high distinctions and has just recently completed her Master’s Degree, graduating Cum Laude.  She was awarded the Student of the Year Award for 2018 for Academic Excellence. 

At the time of her accident, Adie was lecturing at the Monash University on a part-time basis and was well loved by her students.

Adie always had been a very active person and regularly took part in activities such as mountain climbing, hiking, Salsa dancing and boxing.  She also holds a brown belt in Karate.  She is a qualified TEFL instructor (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and was busy with a landscaping course.  Learning is certainly a passion for Adie.

Adie has always been a very active member of her community.  She has arranged clean-up operations in the Wilgeheuwel greenbelt area and one of her dreams was to transform the area into a space where families could spend time.  She is passionate about the welfare of people and animals hold a very special place in her heart.  She gave of herself tirelessly to the less privileged people in the community and could often be found handing out sandwiches and clothing to those in need.

We now ask that the community assist Adie as she comes to terms with the new set of challenges she faces.

Her family has had to do extensive renovations to the family home to accommodate Adie’s wheelchair and movement and these renovations are ongoing.  She will require a specialised wheelchair which currently is financially out of reach.  Adjustments need to be made to her vehicle to assist her life`s changes.  She will require specialised exercise equipment to help with her rehabilitation and to rebuild her strength.  She will require nursing care and is also facing a loss of income as she is not able to work at this time. 

Funds would also assist Adie with access to new innovations and developments in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

With your assistance, Adie can have a strong chance at building a meaningful future.  Adie’s sheer strength and determination leaves us believing that she will overcome this challenge and come out on top.

Any donation no matter what the size would be welcome. 

Please share details of our campaign far and wide so that we can assist an extraordinary young woman who has been a great asset to her community.

Funds raised will be transferred to Adie's parents from where they will manage it.

 

Donations

  • Jul 19, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keep moving forwards, best wishes to you all." - Rosey McLean

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 30.64
  • "Wishing you a lot of courage and love " - Jean

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "In our thoughts and prayers!" - Erika’s Mom and Dad

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Love you Adie xx" - Vicky

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 104.73
  • "To support the family. Take care and get better!" - Olga

  • Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 37.68
  • "Wishing you and your family a loth of strenght. " - Irma Tessensohn

  • Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 75.37
  • "Wishing you and your family lots of strength, warm wishes from the Netherlands" - Francis Stalder

  • Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Hope recovery goes well" - Anon

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Best wishes to your family from a Dupont colleague in Holland." - Stephan van Sint Fiet

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wish you all the best ... Stay strong. Best regards, Paal" - Paal Ladsten

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you strength and courage for the brave journey ahead." - AdR

  • Jul 10, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You are a tenacious young lady. Believe and don't give up." - Sandra Z

  • Jul 06, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "What you set your heart and focus on, builds the world around you. It is only after going through the lows that you can truly appreciate the highs. Keep fighting!" - KSWR 06 Matt Nel

  • Jul 05, 2019 - USD $ 157.80
  • "Wishing you all the best in your recovery. " - Abby Yek Cheung

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keep Strong Adie & wishing you a speedy recovery! " - Courts

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "Be gentle on yourself Adie. Love to the Horn family who are all amazing" - Anon

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Be strong and believe" - Old Rosslyn colleague

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Adie, i am so proud of you and wish you strength going forward" - surrogate Uncle

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Best wishes for a full recovery from Diego & Jenny" - Diego Sella

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending love and well wishes." - Vianca

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "In my prayers" - Allison

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "From the light in The sky to the shine on your face - May your days get better and better " - Gilad Alkalay

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Sending lots of love and strength " - Melanie And Robyn sher

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Get well soon, lovely soul! Sending you lots of strength and healing vibes!!" - J

  • Jul 04, 2019 - USD $ 223.74
  • "Sending courage from France" - Mestdagh Family

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Made to love! Strength all the way!" - Erika and Family

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you well on your journey to recovery Adie!" - Elaine

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Stay Strong Adie! We love you very very much!" - Chanelle & Kevin

  • Jul 04, 2019 - USD $ 37.27
  • "Hugs " - Thea

  • Jul 04, 2019 - USD $ 223.66
  • ""Making Beer, Making Friends" - we in it together" - An ex SAB colleague

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Everything is possible young lady Adie. John - 4 u guys. You were always missed in the taste room." - Frieda D

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are a warrior!" - HB Family

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "In our thoughts and prayers.... " - Clint Viljoen

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You’re an inspiration and in our prayers - I know you will get through this" - Paul K

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Can’t imagine .... all the bust guys. Thoughts and prayers with you " - John’s bud. Ex Chamdor.

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You're a queen" - Anon

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "I'll be cheering you all the way until you summit Kili ........" - MJO

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 22.32
  • "Following your progress via your Dad, Adie, and sending you positive energy vibes. Keep going and stay strong!" - Janice Hanly

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 126.52
  • "Sending strength from Hong Kong " - Bans

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 126.24
  • "Sending you alot of Love, Stay STRONG Adrienne" - Patrick Djeumo

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thinking of you, Adie. You are a brave soul..." - Charles

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 14.89
  • "Hope to see you smiling again soon !" - Abby

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "This will be the first of many donations " - Peter

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 104.20
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 198.94
  • "You are such a little star my cuz. We are sending you so much love from across the pond" - Dee and Steve

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 13.23
  • "Stay strong!" - Anon

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 7.45
  • "Good luck." - Di Perton

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 830.61
  • "Be strong Adie" - Ayad

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I know you will recover, you are way too special and loved not to. Have faith xxx" - Saba

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Love and I pray for Gods hand to be over you!!" - Ash

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 370.15
  • "Sending lots of love and strength xx" - Anonymous

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 14.89
  • "Sterkte Adrienne" - Rob

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."" - Kings School West Rand Mom

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 1 061.41
  • "Lots of love Adie" - Vince

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Be strong my special Adie " - Steffi Mosca

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 610.00
  • "Strength to you." - Bill and Lindsay Cooke

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 39.88
  • "May God blesd you!" - Jennifer Wu

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love you. " - X teacher

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 37.22
  • "Be strong on your road to recovery" - Lawrence

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I pray for you and your family. It was a privilege to teach you." - Chrissie

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 70.76
  • "Thanks to Sharon and then Vincent for the info" - Miranda Patel

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 15.78
  • "Much love xxx " - Helen James

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Monique

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 37.22
  • "stay strong!" - Inge

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Xxx" - Anine Steyn

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are strong" - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love you Ads'" - DevB

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 14.94
  • "Sending love and light xx" - Nicola Murray

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 37.35
  • "All the best Adie! Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are so strong! " - Chavaune

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Stay strong. " - Tayla

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 127.14
  • "I believe in you Adi! Love Bronwyn " - Bronwyn

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 20 564.00
  • "Adie, our brave girl. Remember Kilimandjaro. " - Twinnies Buitendag

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Good luck" - Brenda

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Lifting you up in Prayer... " - Anon

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 052.88
  • "We all miss you!" - Laurence

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 74.69
  • "Thinking of you, hope this helps you. Tracey’s Mom. " - Greetje.

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 37.35
  • "With love and prayers xx" - Lynne Christie

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sending positive thoughts, love and continued prayers for your fullest recovery. " - Odes Family

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 23.17
  • "Thank you for always being actual sunshine Adie xx " - Chiara

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for full and speedy recovery " - Anon

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Strength to you, inside and out . . . " - Anon

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Keep inspiring!" - Dale

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you continued strength, Adie " - Gill Salsa Mama

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "I wish you all the best at this difficult time." - Samantha Giangregorio

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Praying for recovery ????????" - Zulu

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Dearest Adie - I remember you as a ray-of-sunshine 13-year-old, and I see how you have grown into an accomplished young woman. You’ve got what it takes to thrive! Thinking of you!" - Ansunette

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are an absolute soldier Adels, much love! " - Luke

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "You are one of the bravest people I know Adie" - Vicky

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "You've got this my girl" - Fav Aunty

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Your will to fight is truely inspiration." - Chris du Preez

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 105.78
  • "Stay strong " - G

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 703.45
  • "Love you lots sweet Adie " - Gary & Adele

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "You don’t know me but Aaron says you’re special, so you must be! Stay strong Adie" - Anon

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Stay strong , you got this ?" - Trevin

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "“You saw me before I was born, everyday of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” Psalms 139:16" - Leah Wilson

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Love you Adie, can’t wait to see you." - Kirsty

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 29.88
  • "stay strong" - anon

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Adie, you are a strong lady. You will come away from this being even stronger." - Jacky Terwin

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 448.12
  • "Love you always Adie babes x" - Liv & Kels

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Sending love and light for your speedy recovery Adie <3" - Kevin

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 60.00
  • "I am sorry I can't contribute more, but I do hope this helps xxx" - Nadine Swanepoel

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "I studied with her at Monash. She treats people well. " - Anon

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Sending support Adrienne. I may be broke, but every little bit helps..." - Dee Ellis

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love you Adie" - Annon

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Fundraising target

R 200 000.00
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Adrienne Horn Medical Cause

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Adrienne Horn, 26 year old neighbour from Wilgeheuwel, Gauteng who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury leaving her paralysed in February 2019.