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Dan the man

Dan the man

Personal message

My 67 year old cousin, Dan, woke Thursday 17 January with an extremely painful leg. As he had a stent to assist with blood flow to the leg, he realized he needed to see the doctor. An ambulance was called as he could not drive himself.

Dan was admitted to a local public hospital on Thursday where the doctor advised that the stent supplying blood flow failed and Dan needed an emergency operation. He was eventually admitted Thursday afternoon. He had nothing to eat or drink as he was advised the operation will be done soon.

Friday morning he pointed out to the doctor that his leg has turned cold and blue up to his knee. He had fever and pain, still had nothing to eat. The doctor again said the operation is imminent. Saturday morning, no food or drink since Thursday morning he was still not operated on. The infection in his leg was spreading fast and his leg was now ice cold and blue. He was then informed that they might only operate on Tuesday.

His family realized he was in need of urgent medical treatment and arranged that he be transferred to a private hospital. Everyone contributed where possible to at least pay the deposit for the private hospital. When he was admitted to ARWYP it was already too late to save his leg. It was amputated at the hip. The fight now was to prevent the infection from spreading and save his life .

Funds raised will help Dan to pay the huge medical bills, he’d need to rebuild his life, would need a special vehicle, prosthesis and adapt his house for his new disability. Dan does not have a medical aid and needs to work to supplement his meager pension.

*Funds raised will be paid to the relevant supplier/organisation/institute*


  • Feb 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Lief jou boet" - Alet

  • Feb 04, 2019 - USD $ 78.94
  • "Sterkte oupa Dan!" - Rose en chris

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte Dan !!" - Jan

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Baie sterkte! " - Heidi & Marc

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Dan, Jesus loves you." - Mush

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 78.57
  • "Feel better soon Dan " - Soutie Shane

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Word gou gesond!!" - Gerber

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 77.32
  • "Word gou beter" - Hyla

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 406.00
  • "Baie sterkte Dan, dink aan jou." - Adele Duvenage

  • Jan 30, 2019 - USD $ 77.32
  • "Dan the main Man.....sterkte met die pad vorentoe. Altyd lief vir oom Dan....shanana" - Smith familie

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Lief jou Dan" - Petro

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Donations to date

R 7 058.15

Fundraising target

R 75 000.00

Dan van Vuuren Medical Cause

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Dan lost his leg due to negligence from medical staff at a Government hospital. Please help him get his life back