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For Brave Bithia

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Hi, I’m Beryl Trenam, a lively retiree from Pietermaritzburg, KZN.

I am a Mom on a Mission on a fundraising campaign for medical expenses to help my lovely daughter BITHIA improve the quality of her life!

She's 33, vibrant, generous, caring, shares her father’s dry humour and adventurous spirit. She is close to her family, loves people, and animals

She has ”TARLOV CYSTS,” a rare disease of spinal fluid-filled sacs in the sacral region of the spine affecting the nerve roots. This and other back injuries developed from a vehicle accident 12 years ago has robbed her young adulthood!

She suffers daily debilitating pain, weakness, sciatica, migraines, and painful mobility.

The state hospitals she attends only recognized Tarlov Cysts last year but they cannot help. Not being able to work and with no medical aid, meant losing her independent life in Durban and having to be totally reliant on us, her retired parents.

Only a few surgeons worldwide will attempt this delicate operation. Miraculously we found a Specialist Neurosurgeon right here in KZN, who said HE CAN HELP!

The challenge is the huge cost! The specialist surgeons, hospital stays, scans and, treatment are estimated to be upwards of R200 000 at this stage, besides her current needs.

Her symptoms are getting worse daily, with added bladder dysfunction, and losing sensitivity in her lower limbs.

YOU CAN HELP towards her medical expenses by donating to our Backabuddy page.

Any contributions will be greatly appreciated!

 

Please also share this on SOCIAL MEDIA to help reach as many people as possible!    

By giving a little, you will help a lot!    THANK YOU.

Donations

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "All the best Beryl and Bithia." - Jen

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers" - Lindy

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Stay strong, each day is a step closer to the 'Big Day' - God Bless" - Anonymous

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "All the best Beryl and Bithia." - Jen

  • Aug 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I have hope for a brand new positive happy life for you my friend! Love you lots xx" - Lara

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Keep positive " - Friend

  • Aug 15, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Praying for you Bithia." - Errol & Estelle

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Blessings to you Bithia" - Fiona

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Josua1 v 9" - Friend

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Be strong as always, Wishing you all the best" - Clint & Sal

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for you, Bithia :)" - Anon

  • Aug 04, 2019 - USD $ 324.62
  • "We are praying for you Bithia." - Ozzie & Dagyl

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Praying for you" - Sheiy

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep on keeping on positively " - Bridget

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 74.28
  • "You don't know me, I am a school mate of Desmond. Wishing you the very best for a speedy and full recovery." - Wayne Capper

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "All the best Beryl and Bithia." - Jen

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Speedy recovery. Remember out positive outlook chat we had " - Anonymous

  • Jul 24, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Praying for you. " - Linda

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "May Our Lord God richly bless you and your medical team " - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "To Rod and Beryl, Brave Bithia will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care and GOD Bless Bruce and Shirlee" - Bruce and Shirlee

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "best wishes" - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a hope and a future!" - With love

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Praying for you Bithia." - Errol & Estelle

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "God bless." - Do Botha

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Thinking of you always x" - Jeana

  • Jul 23, 2019 - USD $ 14.73
  • "We are always here for you hun xx" - Christina

  • Jul 23, 2019 - USD $ 95.00
  • "You go girl, good luck" - Margaret Jamieson

  • Jul 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Hoping you get better soon! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Just a small bit to help you get there :)" - Anon

  • Jul 09, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Sending love. " - Anon

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Be strong & very courageous!" - Friend

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "You are in our prayers Bithia and family. " - Donelle Geyer

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Thinking of you Bithia and praying for you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "All the best Beryl and Bithia." - Jen

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 771.15
  • "I implore others to find compassion and give towards Bithia's treatment.....because I know and understand what you're going through, Bithia. I pray and trust that you'll start treatment soon." - Mandy

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 700.00
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bithia" from Sharon " - BA TRENAM

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Praying for you and that others will open their hearts and give to this cause. Every little bit helps. " - Bev

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I hope for light and love for you and your family, thinking of you " - Jeana

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "We pray that you will receive the treatment you need Bithia! " - Fiona

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "Stay positive and strong. We serve a Mighty God xx" - Maureen

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Keep hoping. You are very brave! Thoughts and prayers are with you on your tough journey" - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keep hope alive Bithia!" - Adele

  • Jun 19, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Keep being brave!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 1 500.00
  • "We have met your parents and brother, they are really fantastic people, so thank you for allowing us to help in a small way." - anon

  • Jun 18, 2019 - USD $ 13.50
  • "Stay Strong " - Terry

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "I've just looked at your video. How young you are to be suffering so much. I trust this little bit helps and I encourage others to donate. Anonymous" - BA Trenam

  • Jun 14, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending lots of positive vibes and hugs to you and your family. " - Daniel

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "All the best Beryl and Bithia." - Jen

  • Jun 11, 2019 - R 411.28
  • "Dear Bithia, we were totally surprised when you approached us out of the blue on Sunday and gave us 2 tickets to the show. We wish you all the best with your fund raising. Neville & Pavi Pillay." - Neville Pillay

  • Jun 11, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You're not going to master the rest of your life in just one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day. " - Samantha Moore

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 3 250.00
  • "Thanks to all who supported this fundraising event!" - BARNYARD "Rythms of the Night" Mini Fundraiser

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Bithia, a small contribution towards your treatment and operation. You are in our prayers" - Lourens and Fia

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Hi Rod, Beryl and Bithia, we really hope this fundraising goes well for you folk. You're special people. God Bless." - Graham & Sandy

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep hoping. You are very brave! Thoughts and prayers are with you on your tough journey" - Anonymous

  • Jun 08, 2019 - USD $ 42.08
  • "You go girl, good luck" - Margaret Jamieson

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 771.15
  • "Praying for some relief from your pain" - Sharon Armstrong

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "I sincerely hope this helps your road to recovery " - Margs

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Prayers are for you. " - Tom

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "I'm giving a little and challenging other supporters to give a little (or a lot!) " - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 63 968.82

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 28 500.00
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Beryl is raising money to help cover the costs of her daughter, Bithia's medical needs after being diagnosed with Tarlov Cyst Disease.

 

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