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Help Andre keep his leg

Help Andre keep his leg

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SECOND UPDATE ON ANDRE :

Andre has now been on total bed rest for the past two months which has been extremely frustrating for him.  However, we are so grateful that thanks to the excellent nursing care at the Ann Harding Cheshire Home, he has been able to spend this time in his own bed at home, instead of in hospital.  This has helped enormously with the costs, but there are still many costs related to the surgery.  

On Friday 26th July, Andre will be readmitted to the hospital in Klerksdorp for another surgery.  This time to put a skin graft on the one wound which is still open.  After this, he will have to endure another month's strict bed rest, and after that, hopefully will be able to slowly start to resume his normal day to day activities.

We are still needing donations to fully cover the costs incurred in these surgeries.  Although Andre has not spent as much time in hospital as expected, there have been many other costs, not least of which is the dressings required to dress his open wounds.  This second surgery was not initially included in the costs, and we still need to raise the funds to cover this.  Thank you so much for everyone who has supported so very generously, you opened your hearts and Andre is so very grateful.  You have helped Andre to keep his leg, and I know we can never adequately thank you for that.

UPDATE ON ANDRE :

To everyone who has so generously donated to Andre's surgery and recuperation, thank you.  We are absolutely blown away by the support received.  Due to the fact that this surgery was urgent, Andre had the surgery on Friday last week.  The good news is that the surgeon was able to debride both pressure sores at the same time (we initially thought Andre would have to have two surgeries, and we were preparing to start raising funds for the second).  The operation went well, it was done in Klerksdorp as the quote received from there was R50 000 cheaper.  Andre was transferred to Olivedale on Monday, and has been there since.  The surgeon is trying to assist with hospital costs, which are huge, and has permitted Andre to return to Ann Harding today for four weeks.  After this, he will return to Klerksdorp to have a skin graft done over the one wound.  Thank you for all your love and support, it is much appreciated by all of us, but especially by Andre.  

 

My name is Karin Engler, I live in Northwold Randburg across the road from the Ann Harding Cheshire Home. I became a volunteer at the Ann Harding Cheshire Home many years ago, and have also become a Management Committee member. I have made many very special and dear friends in the Home, and one of these special friends is Andre Alberts. Andre is in desperate need of limb and life-saving surgery, and I need to make sure he can have this surgery because I cannot face the alternative.

Andre Alberts fell from a ladder whilst working, and as a result of this fall became a paraplegic in March 2005. Andre has been living with his disability for 14 years and resides at the Ann Harding Cheshire Home in Northwold, Randburg.
Unfortunately, due to an ill-fitting wheelchair, Andre has developed pressure sores which have reached a critical stage.

The sores have deteriorated to the point where Andre has septicemia in his bone, and without surgery, he could lose his leg at the hip, or potentially his life. Andre needs to have these pressure sores debrided urgently. Due to the fact that Andre can not work formally, he can not afford medical aid. At this stage, admitting Andre to a State hospital would be dangerous and reckless considering the severity of his wounds. We have received a substantial discount if Andre has this surgery done at a hospital in Klerksdorp, and then recovers at Olivedale for the required 6 weeks. Olivedale is the closest hospital to the Home where Andre is staying and is where he will be able to receive the most support from friends and family.
We need the funds as soon as possible - Andre's surgery is urgent.

Funds raised will be used to cover:
Procedure - Debride of open hip, excision pressure sore right hip and flap closure
Surgeon deposit : R32 500
Dressings and plasters : R500.00
Anaesthetist Fee : R22 000.00
Clinic / Hospital Fee : R39 500.00
6 Weeks hospital stay - R168 000.00
TOTAL - R262 500.00

This is literally limb and life-saving surgery. Not having this surgery will result in Andre having to have his leg amputated at the hip, and potentially losing his life. Having the surgery will ensure Andre will continue to live a full life and continue with his work at the Ann Harding Cheshire Home.

Your donations will go straight into the Ann Harding Cheshire Home bank account, with a reference 'Andre's surgery'.  The Home is a well established and registered NPO and has been operating since 1976.  The Home is audited annually and has all the necessary due diligence documentation.  The Home is also registered as a Public Benefit Organisation, and can offer Section 18A tax certificates for your donations.

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the Ann Harding Chesire Home*

Donations

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "word gesond" - Louis

  • Jun 17, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "All the best Andre" - Anonymous

  • Jun 02, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "God het jou lief. Baie sterkte " - L du Toit

  • May 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • " “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord. – Jeremiah 30:17 NLT Praying for Andre " - Chris and Sally

  • May 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Baie sterkte!" - L

  • May 29, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Ons hoop jy herstel vinnig" - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Ons bid vir jou!" - Anoniem

  • May 28, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Baie sterkte, ons bid vir jou." - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2019 - R 10 010.00
  • "Good luck Andre! May God be with you!" - Helping you help yourself NPC

  • May 27, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Sterkte, vertrou jy sal spoedig herstel" - Willie Ehlers

  • May 27, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Alles van die Beste" - Bearinks PTY LTD

  • May 25, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "Baie sterkte." - Snap Dental Studio

  • May 24, 2019 - USD $ 36.37
  • "Sterkte" - Anonymous

  • May 24, 2019 - R 359.87
  • "Thinking of you and sending healing thoughts. Xx" - Lorraine

  • May 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sterkte Andre" - Anonymous

  • May 24, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Baie sterkte" - Estelle

  • May 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Hoop jy kan gou gehelp word Andre." - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Liefde en sterkte!" - Pieter en Retha van Graan

  • May 23, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Bid jou alles wat mooi is toe Andre." - L C Hattingh

  • May 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte" - Stienie

  • May 22, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2019 - R 10 010.00
  • "Ons bid vir spoedige herstel Andre" - Gerrie & Celia

  • May 22, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Good luck, you are in our prayers" - Danie Knoester

  • May 22, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Sterkte Andre !" - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Beterskap en seën. Bid vir jou. " - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Wishing you strength and a good recovery!" - The Sundowner Bar

  • May 21, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Baie sterkte André." - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sterkte Andre en ons bid vir jou volkome herstel" - Anoniem

  • May 21, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Sterkte" - Elsabe

  • May 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte" - Jan

  • May 21, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "The team at Logico Logistics wishes you well and prays for your well being. Be strong and pray hard" - Logico Logistics

  • May 21, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Bid vir 'n volkome herstel" - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "????" - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 10 000.00
  • "Hope it's a speedy recovery!" - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Sterkte en seenwense" - Anoniem

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "May God bless you richly!" - Suzi

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie sterkte Andre. Ons dink aan jou en bid dat die Here jou sal vashou en gesond maak." - Anoniem

  • May 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Mag die Here jou genadig wees en seën" - Anonymous

  • May 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Ons hoop en bid vir herstel en gesondheid vir jou. " - André

  • May 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Hoop op beterskap" - Frans

  • May 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Bless you !" - Anonymous

  • May 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "God bless!" - Anita

  • May 20, 2019 - R 304.50
  • "God bless" - Colleen & Mario Vilela

  • May 20, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Help to a neighbour" - Hope

  • May 20, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Gou gesond word " - Chris and Sally

  • May 19, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good Luck Andre! It's going to be a bumpy Ride..... Our Prayers are with you!!Stay strong and Keep the Faith!!" - Doc

  • May 17, 2019 - USD $ 1 399.63
  • "Sterkte " - Etienne Theron

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Donations to date

R 182 005.26

Fundraising target

R 262 500.00

Funds raised offline

R 70 000.00
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The Ann Harding Cheshire Home is a residential care facility for adults who have a physical disability.  We are a registered NPO and PBO, and are able to offer Section 18A certificates for tax purposes.

The Home has been operating since 1976, and houses 40 Residents at a time.  The majority of our Residents are reliant on wheelchairs, and most were disabled as a result of trauma.  Only a few were born with their disability, and some have an adult onset illness which resulted in their disability.