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Giving Donnalyn back her smile

Giving Donnalyn back her smile

Funds Raised:
R 4 023
Fundraising Target:
R 30 000

Personal message

Hi everyone my name is Warwick Edwards, I am putting this post out there hoping to help a very good friend of mine. She has alot of pride so didn't at first want me to post this, but she knows and I know things have become quite critical for her. Donna does not like to ask anyone for help let alone her family or close friends,  but her friends and i just knew we  had to intervene and try and help.
Donna is a single mom. Donna does bring income from teaching and looking after her granddaughter,  but it isn't enough to see to major medical issues as well as life's expenses.
Unfortunately due to Donna's health taking a huge knock in 2021 work has been fading away fast for her. When Donna was 2yrs old she was diagnosed with SLE, (systemic lupus erythematosus), as she has grown older so her body has let her know and feel this disease tremendously.  She battles with her eyes and lots of pain in parts of her body. Unfortunately her eyes and her teeth have taken a huge knock and Donna is in desperate need of dental surgery and Unfortunately either permanent implants, which more than likely won't be able to be done due to the financial side of it and her bone density detoriating as time is passing on. It looks like that one way foward and the more likely way foward, seems to be a full month eventually of dentures. Her eyes too need desperately to be addressed so as not to cause any permanent damage eventually. 
Now Donna and her friends know this post will expose her life story and to a huge extent she feels takes away the little dignity she has left, but we as her friends just can't carry on seeing her go down hill so fast like this. She is in need of other medical things too, but this is a good start and a very vital one for her.
She is in need of her teeth been fixed as she is now battling with her speech and to talk properly and also to eat. She is on anti inflammatory pain killers every day which is affecting her tremendously and causing other problems.  She has made it clear to us that in spite of her battling to talk and her mouth looking the way it is, her first attempt to fix this is to carry on trying to teach and pay her own way. We don't feel as friends that this can and will continue much longer as she has been battling to get business and this has affected her life hugely. She has also said if she can't teach then she is willing to do admin or data capturing work for any business to earn money, but this she has to do in-between teaching her own daughter and taking care of her grandchild.  She also needs to do that online. She isn't allowed to drive hence her eyes which has really crippled her in many ways.
We are appealing to everyone out there any dentist and dental technician that is willing to take Donna's case on and allow payments that she can make every month, to pay off the work that is so critically needed. If anyone out there who is in this line of workis willing to assist it would be a blessing and greatly appreciated. 
Please don't comment with any ugly comments as this is already an extremely sensitive post and please don't say what about prime cure or the government hospitals, as we have already crossed that bridge and it is a no go. 
If anyone can or would like to offer any kind of assistance, we her friends as well as Donna herself would be eternally greatful and appreciative of any help what so ever given or suggested. Many thanks to everyone for the read and down below if you would like to leave a nice comment or make a donation towards this sensitive time in Donna's life please follow the prompts  below.


  • Nov 28, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "I pray that you are able to get the help that you need." - Anonymous

  • Nov 16, 2023 - USD $ 27.49
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 15, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Hope you get the help you need" - Anonymous

  • Nov 13, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Hi Donna, I’m praying that everything will work out and that your dream will come to fruition. Lots of love always. You’re amazing !" - Pauline Rose de Witt

  • Nov 10, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Jonty

  • Nov 02, 2023 - USD $ 58.63 Fees covered
  • "My dear. Let’s be that village to help you take care of yourself. Glad that your friend reached out." - Anonymous

  • Nov 01, 2023 - USD $ 21.61 Fees covered
  • "x" - Greg

  • Oct 25, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Oct 25, 2023 - USD $ 56.76 Fees covered
  • "Oh Donna - so sorry to hear that you are struggling with your health. What great friends you have!! We hope the right people respond to this plea and that it enables you to get things sorted. Lots of love always ❤️" - Lyn and Phil

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Fundraising target

R 30 000.00

Donations to date

R 4 023.38

Giving Donnalyn back her smile Campaign