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Cpap machine and medical expenses

Cpap machine and medical expenses

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My name is Elaine Steyn. I am raising funds for my husband, Hans Steyn who is 51 years of age. We are from Cape Town.

My husband was diagnosed with Heart failure and high blood pressure in 2010. He had a double heart bypass in the same year and again 2013. He landed in hospital year after year, and every time more stents were inserted in his arteries. He was laid off from work, since he is not able to work on a daily basis. 

Three weeks ago, he had a heart attack which was almost fatal. He is recovering at home, after more stents were inserted in his arteries. My medical aid covered most of the cost, except for the amount of R20 025 which I have to pay. I do not have the means to do this.

Furthermore, they discovered that he has sleep apnea which, on its own, is dangerous. In his case, it can be fatal for his weak heart. We need a cpap machine to help him during the night. This machine cost between R9000 and R11 000. I have no means of obtaining these large sums of money.

If I reach my target, it means that I'll be able to buy the cpap machine which can help him first of all sleep better, which he needs since his heart is so weak.  It will help to prevent another heart attack if he gets the rest that he needs.  He is so stressed out because we do not have the money to pay for the hospital that the medical aid did not cover.  Stress is not at all good for his heart condition.

Depending on how much is raised, the first R9000 - R11000 will go towards the cpap machine.  The next R20 025.00 will go towards payment of the hospital account. 


  • Dec 17, 2019 - R 150.00
  • "Get well soon" - MillyvdBerg

  • Dec 11, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "All the best" - Anon

  • Dec 06, 2019 - USD $ 71.70
  • "Pray for you, my friend <3" - Jimmy G - DK

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "


    " - Marita

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 304.50
  • "Hou aan glo en god sal voorsien" - Anonymous

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for family" - Vicky G

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "

    Sy guns is vir ons Voldoede!

    " - Eric van der Westhuizen

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Keep the Faith. Hans we are here for you

    " - Crystal Ward

  • Nov 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte" - Bianca ouers

  • Nov 25, 2019 - USD $ 14.30
  • "All the best, Hansie!" - De Kocks

  • Nov 23, 2019 - R 20.30
  • "Goodluck guys" - Anonymous

  • Nov 23, 2019 - R 6.00
  • "??" - Anonymous

  • Nov 22, 2019 - R 25.38
  • "Stay positive All things are possible if it's God's will" - Anon

  • Nov 22, 2019 - R 10.00
  • "May you be blessed by the hand of God. " - Karlien

  • Nov 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Ons dink an julle! " - Bianca

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Donations to date

R 3 775.39

Fundraising target

R 33 000.00

Hans Steyn Medical Cause

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Elaine Steyn is raising funds for her husband, Hans Steyn. Hans has been diagnosed with heart failure and high blood pressure in 2010. More recently, it was discovered that he suffers from sleep apnea. Elaine is raising funds for a cpap machine, and to cover the costs that her medical aid has not covered.