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Assistance with treating burns

Assistance with treating burns

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My name is Helen Nuss (50) and I live in Hout Bay, South Africa. I am Mum of 3 amazing sons.

On Saturday 20/7/2019 I was burnt in a turpentine explosion where I caught alight and subsequently sustained 15-20% 2nd and 3rd degree burns to my face, left ear and neck, both hands and right thigh. I do not currently have Medical Aid cover and even though I was treated at a government hospital, I still have many weeks of debridement, dressing changes and 3 skin grafts to endure. Previously, 3 government hospitals had let me down and I couldn't get booked in until mid-October!  This was too late and would hinder proper healing, infection control and sucessful grafts.

A Godsend of a private Plastic Surgeon who I was referred to, now has me in the burns unit at a government hospital and I will have surgery next week 6/8/2019 for full debridement and 3 skin grafts. And I am happy to say that the burn care nurses here are fantastic angels. I have been blessed.

I will be in hospital for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Also, I work Freelance and without the use of my hands for the next 6-8 weeks, if I cannot work, I cannot earn a living. The Life Insurance Policy which I do have only covers burns of a more serious nature.

Funding will be used to pay for medical costs, skin grafts, wound dressings (which includes dressings at over R500 a piece) and to assist me with paying my basic living expenses until I can work full time again.

Donations will assist in reducing the worry and pressure of funding specialized medical care as well as giving me the time to heal and recover without the added stresses of trying to earn a living under the circumstances.

Funds/donations will be paid to me and will be used solely to pay for medical treatment and basic living expenses.

Donations

  • Aug 24, 2019 - USD $ 34.39
  • "Helen our love and thoughts are with you and wishing you a speedy recovery." - Sally-Anne

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "May God continue to bless you in your healing process, Marc & Pete xxx" - Marcelle

  • Aug 17, 2019 - USD $ 32.85
  • "Lots of love" - Sue Bailey

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Sending lots of love" - Marian Walters

  • Aug 11, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Take care xx" - Barbara

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Love and prayers." - Mike & Norma

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Best wishes for a speedy recovery" - LINDI GRANT

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery ????" - Nikki

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "May God bless you and your family abundantly" - Mark

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Stay strong Helen! Wishing you all the best at this challenging time." - Jann Robertson

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 10 000.00
  • "Best wishes for a speedy recovery Helen, may God bless you. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 2 070.00
  • "keep strong, you will win" - Massimo's

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "We are thinking of you and wishing the best for your surgery." - Brian & Debi

  • Aug 04, 2019 - USD $ 24.28
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery" - Anonymous

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Wishing you peace during your recovery " - Danni

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you strength" - Tania and greg

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Thinking of you in this difficult time and a full recovery x" - Julie and Emma

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "I've never met you but was moved by your story. Hope you get well soon!" - David

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Praying for complete healing for you " - Jacqui

  • Aug 04, 2019 - USD $ 35.57
  • "Get well soon Helen. Will be praying for your full recovery ????" - Tracey (Canada)

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 21.50
  • "Wishing you strength and healing " - Anonymous

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 358.31
  • "Hope you get better soon" - Greg Powell

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 68.12
  • "So sorry to hear, speedy recovery Helen." - Bruce Coad

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing a speedy recovery! " - Sigrid

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 41.26
  • "Keep up your strength and wishing you a good recovery!!!" - Lisa

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 35.83
  • "With love & prayers all the way from Canada. Susan K" - susan king

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 16.91
  • "Devastated by this news. I wish you a speedy recovery Helen. Im happy to see all the love and support heading your way." - Gareth Naylor

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery" - Helene Buzzard

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending love & wishing you a speedy recovery Helen" - Ali Akal

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 14.49
  • "Get well soon Helen, so sorry to hear about your accident! " - Andrew Pearson

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Strong's Helen" - Carolyn Pitcher

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending lots of love and prayers for a speedy recovery xx" - Janet Santana

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending you lots of love friend ??" - Cameron Cleaver

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 38.50
  • "Wish you a speedy recovery. " - Claire

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "so sorry for this awful trauma, sending love and blessings" - anonymous

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Be strong. Dear" - Rod Meikle

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending love and wishing you a complete recovery." - Pete and Cary

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Get better Hellen! " - Nick

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Courage" - Paul

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing a speedy recovery Helen x Michele & Billy" - Michele & Billy Neethling

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 71.59
  • "Wishing you the very best, and hope you get better soon." - Suella Clark

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "I pray a speedy recovery upon you." - Trenette

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "May God lay his healing hands on you. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Love and strength ????" - Leyla Salimi

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "So sorry to hear about your accident. " - Salome de Fontaine

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lots of love and prayers " - Lynda

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "With love" - Glenda Whitehead

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. Sending healing hugs xxx" - Susie Roelandt

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!" - Eleanor/Martin Haw

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Bradley Brown

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 37.05
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Melanie Wichstrom

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Get well soon ????" - Cara

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "Wishing you a successful recovery Helen????????" - Neil Herselman

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 2 570.50
  • "Sending you all my love, strength and courage!! ????" - Chantelle

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 64.10
  • "Helen I was so very sorry to have heard your news today. Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending love. You've got this!! xx" - Cheryl

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • " Love you lots Helen and all the best for this next bit of recovery ? - love Lolli and Shaun" - Lauren & Shaun

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Be brave Helen. You can do this. " - KC

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Stay strong xx" - Luke Vlotman

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for you and your family. " - Sharon and Anthony Pattison

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "So terribly sorry Helen. Stay strong x" - Rachael

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All our prayers to you and your boys xx" - The Strong Family

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "A speedy recovery Helen. Sorry to hear about your horrific accident." - Craig Hollins

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 35.22
  • "Wishing you all the strength you need, Helen!" - Jenny

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Speedy recovery Helen lots of luv Nalini and Nava" - Nalini and Nava

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Walk with you head tall, you will come through this stronger" - lyn

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 74.10
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery dear Helen. Lots of love Monika" - Monika Peres

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Blessings x" - Les Johnston

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Praying for your recovery Helen " - Shea

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "Sending love" - Tracy

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 74.10
  • "Really sorry to hear about your accident. Thinking of you and sending you much strength and love." - Susana Siemers

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery Helen. Lots of love " - Tania

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Wishing you a, speedy recovery" - Belma Dubber

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Love you work wife " - Summer Lea

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best, the Richardsons " - Richardson

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Get better soon Helen." - Lihle khuzwayo

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Pray for yr speedy recovery from Grant, Cheryl & kids" - Cheryl

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck with your rehabilitation. " - Grant Whitfield

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 74.10
  • "Sending love Helen " - Colleen Werth

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 70.44
  • "Sorry to hear your accident. I hope this helps a little to get you back on your feet. xxx" - Lee Thompson

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Donations to date

R 69 965.90

Fundraising target

R 75 000.00
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Helen Nuss Medical Cause

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Helen Nuss (50) from Hout Bay was burnt in a turpentine explosion and subsequently sustained 15-20% 2nd and 3rd degree burns to her face, left ear and neck, both hands and right thigh.