- By: Carol-Ann Miller
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/elrita-greyvenstein
My dear mother, Elrita Greyvenstein (age 62), was diagnosed with Motor Neurons disease in October 2017.
It all started with a lazy foot and has progressed to a point where she has lost the use of her legs, core strength and weakening of her hands. Motor neurone disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), occurs when specialist nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurones stop working properly.
Medical aid only covers hospitals stays and not the day to day necessities, which we had much of in recent months. She is in desperate need of a reclining wheelchair (cost around R6000) which will help with adjusting her body every now and then, as she can not do it herself anymore. We have tried all types of wheelchair cushions, from memory foam, doughnut-pillows, silicon cushions to name a few. An inflatable wheelchair cushion seems to be the only one that works to help with recurring pressure sores, and these can only be imported (cost around R3000). Lastly, a breathing assistance mask for when she is sleeping (around R4000).
Please follow Elrita's progress here.
- Nov 15, 2019 - USD $ 73.64
- "Ons Gebede is met jou tannie Elrita" - Migal
- Nov 12, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Sterkte julle xxx" - Nelle
- Nov 12, 2019 - R 200.00
- "13000 gemaak - daars hy nou!" - Someone
- Nov 11, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Julle gesin is altyd in my gedagtes. Elke bietjie help. Sterk staan julle. Baie liefde" - Selma
- Nov 11, 2019 - R 2 010.00
Every bit helps" - Anonymous
- Nov 11, 2019 - R 210.00
Baie sterkte." - Ander ma
- Nov 11, 2019 - R 510.00
Baie sterkte" - Denneoord vriendin
- Nov 09, 2019 - USD $ 357.68
- "By the blood of Christ, All will be free. " - God is Good!!!
- Nov 08, 2019 - USD $ 337.00
- "Ons is so baie lief vir julle." - Peter & Hettie Miller
- Nov 08, 2019 - R 507.50
- "Sterkte. Ek bid vir jou." - An Old Friend