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Assisting Vanessa

Assisting Vanessa

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My name is Dale Choudree, 37  and I live in  Mouille Point, Cape Town. I am a program coordinator for the Moshal Scholarship Program. I have set up a campaign before, for one of my students.

The beneficiary, Vanessa Van Wyk, is my second cousin, whom I have known my whole life.

Ms. Vanessa van Wyk has underlying Chiari Malformation with a posterior fossa cyst, syringomyelia
and hydrocephalus. She has had multiple surgeries for the posterior fossa cyst as well as for the
hydrocephalus. As a result of her medical condition she has had increasing difficulty walking and is
now wheelchair bound. She has also weakness of the right arm.
She has had full rehabilitation at Vincent Pallotti Hospital.
She is unable to mobilise independently and due to her arm weakness is unable to independently use a
wheelchair.
She requires a motorised wheelchair / mobility scooter in order to move.She also requires an adjustable bed as she has difficulty transferring as a result of her neurological
deficit.
The above two items will improve her mobility and quality of life.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chiari-malformation/symptoms-causes/syc-20354010

Ideally, we would like to raise the funds within the next 4-6 months. Vanessa's birthday is in July, it would be awesome if we were able to secure one of the two required resources by July 2019.

All funds raised will be used to purchase

1.  Mototrised wheelchair / mobility scooter
2.   Adjustable bed

Vanessa will have some level of independence and mobility, which means she will  not be bound to her bed as she is currently.
This would also give her a sense of dignity and self worth that would improve the quality of her life.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing Vanessa can attest to her phenomenal spirit, razor sharp wit and her adorable laughter. Her joy for life is undeniable, regardless of the fate that life has dealt her.
She would be so grateful to have some level of independence through your generosity.

Please note - This is a BackaBuddy managed campaign which means that all funds raised will be paid directly to the benefiting organisation that manuractures the wheelchair and the adjustable bed.

Donations

  • Jun 16, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Happy birthday and all the best - keep shining ??" - Anon

  • May 28, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Much love, Van! " - Logandree

  • May 28, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Continued strength and dignity to you Vanessa !" - Dale Choudree

  • May 24, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "May God hold you close every day. " - Hannelie

  • May 22, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Such an inspirational person with your warm, ever smiling face and laughter !" - Judy

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Miss your laugh Van - kisses and hugs" - Ray van der Scholtz

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing you joy and happiness always Van." - Zeyn

  • May 20, 2019 - R 1 530.89
  • "." - xxx

  • May 20, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Alles van die beste Vanessa! xxx" - Cornelie

  • May 20, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "All the best to you, Vanessa" - Elaine

  • May 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Love you much!" - Carmen

  • May 19, 2019 - R 20 564.00
  • "The least I can do " - NVTS

  • May 19, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Reach for your goals" - A friend

  • May 14, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "To one of the bravest people I know. So wish there was more that could be done. Stay your wonderful cheerful self. Love and hugs Meena" - Meena

  • May 13, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "All the best, Vanessa" - Peter

  • May 13, 2019 - R 3 000.00
  • "Vanessa you give us hope and courage" - Lesley

  • May 11, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you well!" - Kai

  • May 10, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "For a woman who doesnt let anything get her down! Always happy and cheerful! " - Rizqah

  • May 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "You are very special xx" - Shereen

  • May 09, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "For a very special lady" - Dot-2-Dot

  • May 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best Van. ???? " - Nuraan

  • May 09, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Vanessa! " - Marzaan Luttig

  • May 09, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "Hope this helps getting your spirits up again?Miss your bubbly sense of humor." - Dr Bevan Choudree

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 51 367.23

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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