- By: Gert Van Wyk
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/cobus-wiersma
My name is Gert, I have been blessed with friends who I have come to consider as family, the Wiersma’s. Cobus Wiersma, who recently turned 40 and farther of three was diagnosed with a brain tumor a week ago.
In life we suffer set-backs, we all do... sometimes these set-backs last longer than initially anticipated and we make decisions that we think are temporary.
These decisions are made more often than not to not up-route our families and to protect our children.
When bad things happen to good people that were forced to make necessary decisions it is up to the community to catch the people, our friends... this is true since it can happen to anyone of us at any time.
Our friend Cobus Wiersma was placed in a position where he needed to make a decision to suspend his medical aid after a couple of financial months.
Something that should have been temporary until the tied turned, however, Cobus suffer a massive blow by being diagnosed with a brain tumor last week.
Our friend Cobus is currently awaiting brain surgery in Tygerberg hospital, and if you have not been it is not the ideal place to be.
This hospital is a State-owned entity and even though that is the case, Cobus is still expected to make a top-up payment for the surgery.
Due to the nature of the operation, Cobus will probably face a long recovery period that will further put him and his family under increased financial strain.
The expected top-up payment can be anywhere between R175k - R250k. Then he would require some money to see him and his family through during his recovery period.
Friends, I urge you to donate funds to the Wiersma’s these are ordinary and good people that have been placed in a bad spot by life. These seemingly random events can happen to anyone of us, but it has not and we need to step up as community and help.
I will leave you with this one last thought when last did Cobus braai for you at a school event? Offered to pick up your kids from school? Looked at your grass and offered you some free fertilizer? Told you a random joke to make you feel better?
Let's help guys!
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