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Barend Angelman Journey

Barend Angelman Journey

Funds Raised:
R 0
Fundraising Target:
R 250 000

Personal message

In a world filled with challenges, we often find inspiration in the unlikeliest of places.

Meet Barend Horne, a 13-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a rare neurogenetic disorder that affects his ability to walk, talk, and perform everyday tasks. Barend's journey is one filled with resilience, hope, and unwavering love, and today, we have the opportunity to make a real difference in his life.

Imagine being trapped in a world where you cannot communicate your thoughts and feelings, where you cannot take your first steps or enjoy the simple pleasures of life. For Barend, this is his reality. Despite these challenges, his spirit remains unbroken, and his smile is a testament to the incredible strength that lies within him.

Barend's mother, a single parent, is his primary caregiver. She dedicates every moment of her life to taking care of her beloved son, providing the round-the-clock care and support he needs. However, she faces the daily struggle of making ends meet, as she cannot work due to her commitment to Barend's well-being. The financial burden can be overwhelming, but she continues to be the pillar of strength that Barend needs.

This is where our community comes in. Together, we can be the support system that Barend and his mother desperately need. Our fundraising campaign, "Empowering Barend," aims to provide financial assistance to this remarkable family. The funds raised will go toward:

  1. Medical Expenses: Barend's medical needs are extensive and ongoing. With your support, we can help cover the cost of essential therapies, treatments, and medical equipment.
  2. Specialized Education: Barend deserves every opportunity to learn and grow. Your contributions will enable him to access the specialized education and resources that can improve his quality of life.
  3. Respite Care: Barend's mother also needs support. By providing respite care options, we can ensure she has moments to rest and rejuvenate, so she can continue caring for Barend with love and dedication.
  4. Improved Living Conditions: A more accessible and comfortable living environment can make a world of difference for Barend. Funds raised will help create a safe and nurturing space for him.

Your generosity will make a profound impact on Barend's life, giving him the chance to experience the joys of childhood and empowering his mother to continue her incredible journey as a caregiver. Every contribution, no matter how small, brings us one step closer to making a lasting difference.

Let's unite in support of Barend and his mother, showing them that they are not alone on this challenging journey. Together, we can provide the love, hope, and financial assistance needed to make their lives a little easier.

Join us in "Empowering Barend" and be a part of the journey toward hope, love, and transformation.

Your kindness can be the light that brightens their path. Together, we can make a world of difference for Barend and his loving family.

Thank you,


Fundraising target

R 250 000.00

Donations to date

R 0.00

Barend Angelman Journey Campaign

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Barend Horne, a 13-year-old diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, faces immense challenges in his daily life.

His mother, his primary caregiver, dedicates her life to his well-being but struggles financially. A fundraising campaign, "Empowering Barend," aims to provide financial assistance for Barend's medical expenses, specialized education, respite care, and improved living conditions.

Your contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact, bringing hope and support to Barend and his mother on their challenging journey.

Join us in making a difference. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.