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Support for Gerhard & Madelein

Support for Gerhard & Madelein

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Hi, I am Bianca Weygandt and I am from  Western Cape, Cape Town.

Friends of ours, Gerhard van Niekerk, his fiancé Madelein and their two sons, Gregory (4) and baby Luke (almost 3months) was in a serious motor vehicle accident on the 28th of December 2021.

What was supposed to be a wonderful, fun-filled family holiday turned into a nightmare and tragedy for this beautiful young family, in a split second. 

It is with heartache that I must say, baby Luke, born on the 7th of October 2021 did not survive the accident and mommy Madelein sustained serious multiple injuries.

Madelein's injuries as per the first report:

Madelein’s left leg is broken in two places and needs an urgent operation, her shoulder is broken and will also need an operation. Her cheekbone, nose, ankle and 6 ribs were also broken.

Update on Madelein's injuries:

Madelein's elbow was broken in the accident, the operation has been done. Her ankle must still be operated on, as soon as the swelling goes down. Madelein's C2 and C3 neck vertebrae was also broken, this is a 'stable break' and fotunately does not require an operation. Her nose, cheekbone and ribs will heal with time. 

 She is fighting very bravely through the heartache and hurt but a long road to recovery lies ahead and hospital bills are piling up – she will also need rehabilitation, Madelein was in ICU, then transfered to a surgical ward when her operation was done, she has since been discharged to recover at home in Johannesburg, for now. She will require physio on her ankle and elbow.

A funeral must also be planned for baby Luke, in his almost 3 months on this earth he brought so much love and joy to his mommy, daddy, big brother, his grandparents and everyone who met him. 

The accident happened in Johannesburg but Gerhard and his family’s home is in Gordon’s Bay – as soon as Madelein have recovered enough to be transported she will have to be flown down to a hospital in Cape Town/Helderberg area to be closer to home and the operation on her ankle will be done in Cape Town. Please help us lighten the financial burden on this beautiful young family during this hard, heartache filled time. 

Any donation will be greatly appreciated! All donations will be used towards Madelein’s medical/rehabilitation bills and baby Luke’s funeral. 

Thank you for taking the time to read and please share with your friends and family! 

It would be so amazing if we as a community could help Madelein as she works through the next few months to the road of recovery, by making a small recurring donation to their cause. 

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Donations

  • Feb 15, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Prayers and thoughts are with you guys.

    " - Chelsea

  • Feb 06, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte! Mag God julle versterk deur hierdie moeilike tyd" - Chantal

  • Feb 05, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "_" - Sean

  • Feb 04, 2022 - R 800.00
  • "We love you Gerhard, Maddie & Gregory." - Colin & Tracy

  • Jan 27, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength during your recovery" - :-)

  • Jan 25, 2022 - R 1 000.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 25, 2022 - R 100.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 22, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart." - Marla

  • Jan 21, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Mag Jesus jul styf vashou...

    " - Trudy

  • Jan 21, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "So, so sorry ,may God be with you" - Gillian

  • Jan 19, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "Baie sterkte vir julle!xx" - Carla en Petro

  • Jan 19, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Dit is so hartseer. Mag die Here julle styf vashou.

    " - Anonymous

  • Jan 14, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "God bless and heal you " - Ronda

  • Jan 14, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Baie sterkte

    " - Gerbers

  • Jan 14, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Mag God julle dra in hierdie tyd van beproewing..!

    " - Rosette Jordaan

  • Jan 13, 2022 - R 300.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 13, 2022 - R 50.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "May you all feel the presence of God during this difficult time " - Anonymous

  • Jan 12, 2022 - USD $ 37.95
  • "Wishing you strength during this tragic time" - William

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Peace

    " - Stace

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Be well

    " - Marius Carstens

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Baie sterkte

    " - Elna Vermaak

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Sterkte met alles wat voorlê.

    " - Amanda

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Mag julle Jesus Christus se bevrydende liefde, genesing en vertroosting in hierdie tyd beleef

    " - Riaan

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 1 000.00
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    .

    " - K

  • Jan 12, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "God bless" - Anonymous

  • Jan 12, 2022 - USD $ 21.15
  • "Mag die Here julle dra in hierdie tyd" - Carla

  • Jan 11, 2022 - USD $ 33.74
  • "I hope this helps in some small way." - Derek Christie

  • Jan 11, 2022 - USD $ 21.26
  • "God Bless. " - Anon

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Baie Sterkte" - Anonymous

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte,God is lief vir julle" - Winnie

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Baie sterkte." - Anoniem

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 100.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 800.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 150.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 500.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 55.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "I pray God will heal your Heart and your Body.." - Tanya Kotze

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Praying for Gods Divine Healing of the Mind and Body

    " - Sheryl Gibbon

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

    " - Anonymous

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "God's strength" - John

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "

    Baie sterkte en mag julle God se Genade tasbaar voel in hierdie seer tyd.

    " - Anonymous

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Our thoughts are with you. Stay strong.

    " - Shivana Surujbally

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Heartbroken for your loss, wishing Madelein a speedy recovery. " - Amanda

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Dit is so hartseer storie. Mag die Heer se genade julle deur hierdie tyd dra. " - Alice Pool

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "May God fold His arms around your shoulders and heal you physically and emotionally. Amen" - Jeanne De Waal

  • Jan 11, 2022 - USD $ 33.96
  • "Amen!" - Andrew

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "GOD will be your healing Savor praying for your family " - Adam Viljoen

  • Jan 11, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Wish I could give a lot more, but sending a lot of love to you" - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "So jammer vir julle groot verlies. Here gee die gesin krag deur die moeilike tyd." - Suzette Pretorius

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "May God heal you all over time. So very sorry for your immense loss. " - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Praying for you and your family" - Tarryn Chandler

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "A little help" - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Sending strength x" - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2022 - USD $ 33.96
  • "So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers." - Beyers Botha

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "So sorry about your loss" - Peter

  • Jan 10, 2022 - USD $ 32.11
  • "Sending prayers " - Simona Canham

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Mag God julle omvou met sy liefde" - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2022 - USD $ 32.11
  • "May God give you peace and understanding. Condolences for your loss" - Michelle

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Baie sterkte vir julle!!!" - Liantie

  • Jan 10, 2022 - USD $ 13.58
  • "To help and to heal" - Nina

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Stertke " - Erhard

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "So sorry for your loss" - Anon

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "This is Tragic. So sorry for your loss. Love and Light to the family." - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "So sorry for your loss. " - Andrew Reed

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Hoping all the best" - Marco

  • Jan 10, 2022 - USD $ 160.00
  • ":) " - Vernon, Shiv, Max

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "

    Hoop julle word gou gesond en sterkte met julle seuntjie se afsterwe

    " - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Sterkte!

    " - Sunette

  • Jan 09, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Dink aan en bid vir julle. " - Nicole Nieuwoudt

  • Jan 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "I'm so very sorry for your loss and everything you're going through. May God dry your tears, comfort you and give you strength during this heartbreaking time. " - Anonymous

  • Jan 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Baie sterkte. Alles wat mooi is voorentoe." - Letitia Visser

  • Jan 08, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Ek bid vir oom en tannie. Liefde, Joshua" - Joshua Roos

  • Jan 07, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thoughts and prayers for this family. May God give you His peace which surpasses all human understanding and hold you in the palm of His hand during this tragic time." - Anonymous

  • Jan 07, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Sorry for your loss" - Christa

  • Jan 07, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for a full recovery and healing, both physically and emotionally for this family." - Anonymous

  • Jan 07, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Praying for the family especially losing their very little young boy" - Marsha

  • Jan 07, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Net n bietjie liefde

    " - Aletta

  • Jan 07, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Julle is in my gebede. God is met julle en dat die opperasie n sukses sal wees.

    " - Lowena

  • Jan 07, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers." - Anonymous

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "I pray for a speedy recovery not only physically but mentaly too" - Lynette

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Met liefde. Van Gordonsbaai" - Helesti

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "God will heal you and your family during this time and sustain you on the journey ahead. God is faithful and heal broken hearts. In Jesus' mighty name we pray." - Anonymous

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ek bid dat God julle styf sal vashou en vertroos in hierdie hartseer en swaar tyd in julle lewens" - Jou Upington Ma

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "So jammer om te hoor van jul verlies. Baie sterkte vir julle almal. " - Carien

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 1 500.00
  • "Sending you so much love during this very difficult time" - Nicky Raknes

  • Jan 06, 2022 - USD $ 33.22
  • "Deepest sympathy for the family, hope for a speedy recovery." - Marica Maloney

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Met liefde aan julle.

    " - Bianca Agostini

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 250.00
  • "

    Sterkte

    " - Anonymous

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    So sorry for your loss.

    " - Raymond Goldberg

  • Jan 06, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Sending healing thoughts and love to the family " - Barbara Stander

  • Jan 06, 2022 - USD $ 13.28
  • "You’re in my prayers " - Pat

  • Jan 05, 2022 - USD $ 32.90
  • "Sterkte!" - Ilze Viljoen

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "God is with you. " - Lana

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ons harte is seer saam met julle, ons bid vir julle en ons staan saam met julle.." - B

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte met die pad , ons dink aan julle en is hier as julle enige iets kort. " - Wilhelm Desere

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ek hou julle in my gebede my vriend." - Anonymous

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Dink aan jul en hou net vas aan Jesus hy sal jul deur dit kry. " - Sonja Zeelie

  • Jan 05, 2022 - USD $ 6.58
  • "Praying for the family " - Anonymous

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte vir die pad voorentoe, julle is in ons gebede" - Andre en Duifie Holtzhausen

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Mag die Here julle deurdra en vertroosting bring. " - Charaine

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Alle voorspoed en sterkte vir die familie en vriende. " - Anonymous

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending the power of love to this family " - Anonymous

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Praying for a speeding recovery " - Güven Atala

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Look to the heavens and know you are never alone" - Someone who loves you so much

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 50.00
  • "️" - Anonymous

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "We are truly saddened by this. May God carry you through this very tough time" - Be blessed

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Hi, I am Bianca Weygandt and I am from  Western Cape, Cape Town.

Friends of ours, Gerhard van Niekerk, his fiancé Madelein and their two sons, Gregory (4) and baby Luke (3months) was in a serious motor vehicle accident on the 28th of December 2021.