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In Loving Memory of Gerald Rubin van Jaarsveld

In Loving Memory of Gerald Rubin van Jaarsveld

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My name is Sonika Hugo and today I am asking for your help and support. My brother Gerald Rubin van Jaarsveld (32) living in Brakpan (currently in Baragwanath Hospital) is fighting for his life.

On Thursday the 29th of July 2021 in the early hours of the morning robbers entered their home with the intention to hurt, as they entered the premises on 3 occasions during the course of the morning. 

His fiance woke to the noise the first time. The alarm then triggered the second time. On the third occasion, they managed to gain entry to the house. The fiance got up to start preparing for work, she saw someone in the house and started to scream that someone had entered their house. 

 

My brother then reacted to protect his 6 children, rushing two of them into the bedroom where the 2 older family members living with them were already trying to hide. After the first gunshot, which injured his fiancé, was fired, he then wanted to prevent them by entering the passage and he was shot 6 times,he sustained 5 shots to his left leg and 1 one shot went through his stomach, severely damaging his liver. His fiancé was shot once and sustained abdominal injuries due to a shot to her stomach. During this rage the children were woken up and forced into a room at gunpoint where the little girl of 5 years old and her brother, aged 12, saw him lying on the floor bleeding. (They recall this traumatic event and keep on reliving it) The pensioners were forced to stay in another room away from the children. The boy, aged 10, was also pointed with a firearm and asked for his cell phone. They are all so traumatized and will also need trauma counselling.

Gerald is the breadwinner and is self-employed. Covid already had a huge impact on their income and their wellbeing. He is not only providing for his 6 children and fiancé but also care and support 2 pensioners living with them.

He is currently fighting for his life on ventilators in ICU and the extent of his injuries is forcing him to get another emergency operation to stop a leaking gallbladder. As a result of all the trauma to his whole body - he was urgently transferred to Baragwanath Hospital for dialysis due to his kidneys not functioning correctly.

There is NO timeframe how long he will be in hospital for, and how long it will take him to recover before he is able to return to work, but we are expecting anything from 6 – 12 months. They do not have Medical Aid, income protection cover or anything else that will assist them during this time. They lead a life from hand to mouth depending on the income Gerald generates weekly.

His current monthly expenses are as follows - Rent, Water & Electricity, Cell Phone costs, Vehicle Costs, School fees, Food, Sanitary & Cleaning, Clothing, etc.

They will need at least R25000.00 per month to just manage the normal expenses - this excludes any medical costs.

The family tries their best to assist financially but due to Covid everyone is struggling in their own lives but we realize that this support is not enough at all.

We are pleading for your help for Gerald van Jaarsveld and his family.

We realize that to be in a time such as this - that we only have each other and support of people that cares.

Donations

  • Dec 01, 2021 - USD $ 309.79
  • "Best wishes to the family" - Anonymous

  • Nov 09, 2021 - USD $ 331.16
  • "An aid to the family" - Anonymous

  • Oct 04, 2021 - USD $ 336.48
  • "Best wishes to the family" - Anonymous

  • Sep 19, 2021 - USD $ 136.15
  • "I hope the family can get through" - Anonymous

  • Sep 16, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Strength to all.. xxx" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Baie sterkte

    " - Charlotte

  • Sep 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Baie sterkte aan die hele familie. Bid vir julle en dink aan julle almal." - Anonymous

  • Sep 02, 2021 - USD $ 250.00
  • "In Loving Memory of Gerald Rubin" - Alex

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte " - J9

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Gerald you did not loose the fight! You won it! You protected your family with your life!" - Peet & Sandra

  • Aug 21, 2021 - USD $ 30.00
  • "May the children find comfort and strength" - Anonymous

  • Aug 20, 2021 - USD $ 262.64
  • "I am glad to help a family in need" - Alex

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte aan die familie" - Tannie wat omgee

  • Aug 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck and God bless" - Anonymous

  • Aug 15, 2021 - USD $ 67.90
  • "Innige meegevoel met jul groot verlies. Mag hy in vrede rus en mag julle gesin vertroosting kry. Sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte daar, so bitter jammer oor sy afsterwe" - MM

  • Aug 13, 2021 - USD $ 40.94
  • "Believe in our healer Jesus.. God bless you and your family " - Estele

  • Aug 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "In God alone, we trust!" - Sharmaine Erasmus

  • Aug 11, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Xxx

    " - J & C

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "May God grant you strength and complete healing!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Van ouma Marlene. God gaan n wonderwerk doen" - Marlene

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for you and your family." - C Jacobs

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "In God we trust" - Anonymous

  • Aug 09, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte" - Anonymous

  • Aug 08, 2021 - USD $ 34.17
  • "Sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Hope and pray for you recovery" - Jennifer

  • Aug 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Ons bid vir jou Gerald. " - Die Verweys

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Speaking life and healing over your physical body. Keep on fighting. God is not finished with you yet" - Vreugde Olie

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Sterkte julle

    " - Paul Du Plessis

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Ons bid vir julle gesin" - Michelle Momberg

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. God Bless!

    " - Joel

  • Aug 06, 2021 - USD $ 68.91
  • "In God we trust" - Sterretjie

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte" - Venter

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte " - Caroline + Hugh Moffat

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 4 000.00
  • "Keep on fighting Gerald! We pray for healing, restoration and provision for you and your precious family." - The Reanys

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Sterkte

    " - Elize Barnard

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    You are in our prayers for a speedy recovery. God put his healing hands on you and your family.

    " - Debbie Botha

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Thank you, God, for being our Provider & Healer

    " - Plaasjapie Craigs

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte vir julle " - Leon

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Bid vir jou" - L

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte! Ek bid vir julle." - D

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thoughts and prayers with the family" - Ray Astley Kruger

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6" - Anonymous

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Ons harte huil saam met julle!!" - Anonymous from NW

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte" - Chantel

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Ons bid vir jou en jou gesin Gerald! Ons bid dat jy volkome sal herstel en dat jy by jou gesin kan wees! " - Hennie

  • Aug 04, 2021 - USD $ 209.55
  • "Dink aan julle." - Sherri

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Bid vir volkome genesing, in die naam van Jesus Christus." - Sumari

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Baie sterkte" - Tinus

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Julle is in ons gebede" - Anonymous

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte" - Deon Smith

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • " iii" - Jeanette

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Baie jammer vir die trauma wat julle beleef het. Mag julle almal ten volle herstel fisies en emosioneel. Ek hoop die kriminele word gevang. " - E

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte in hierdie moeilike en hartseer tyd!" - Nicola

  • Aug 04, 2021 - USD $ 69.85
  • "Gods speed; Will keep you in my prayers." - Nicolene

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My name is Sonika Hugo and today I am asking for your help and support. My brother Gerald Rubin van Jaarsveld (32) living in Brakpan (currently in Baragwanath Hospital) is fighting for his life.

On Thursday the 29th of July 2021 in the early hours of the morning robbers entered their home with the intention to hurt, as they entered the premises on 3 occasions during the course of the morning. 

His current monthly expenses are as follows - Rent, Water & Electricity, Cell Phone costs, Vehicle Costs, School fees, Food, Sanitary & Cleaning, Clothing, etc.

They will need at least R25000.00 per month to just manage the normal expenses - this excludes any medical costs.