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HELP ANDREW GET HIS WINGS

HELP ANDREW GET HIS WINGS

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Andrew Smale -  a loving father of two, was involved in a near fatal car accident on the 22nd of February 2017. With almost every bone in the chest area broken, fractured vertebra and both lungs collapsed, he went in to cardiac arrest and needed to be revived twice. This was followed by a month in a coma.

His recovery has been very slow. After losing 22kgs of weight, it’s been a gradual process regaining his physical strength.  With faith and determination there has been dramatic improvements. He is now desperate to get back on his feet and continue in his quest of becoming a commercial helicopter pilot.

Unfortunately, due to the accident, his business collapsed, personal items and equipment were stolen and his storage unit with his life’s memories and belongings was auctioned off due to non-payment.

Before the accident, Andrew had completed most of his helicopter training which had cost over R800K. He still needs R170 K to complete the needed hours and exams. He plans to fly the remaining hours with the Emzemvelo honorary pilots, doing aerial surveillance in anti-poaching efforts. Previous to the accident Andrew was also in the process of establishing a sustainable Non-Profit Organization (‘One Life Live It’), focusing on aerial surveillance and support to anti-poaching operations.

The NPO has been a goal of Andrew’s for the past 4 years and he is hoping to raise enough funds to complete his commercial licence and get this initiative up and running.

*This campaign creator has opted to have BackaBuddy transfer funds raised here directly to the relevant organisation

Donations

  • Apr 07, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best. God bless" - Someone from SA in Dubai

  • Mar 27, 2018 - USD $ 180.73
  • "Good Luck Andrew" - Damyn Swanepoel

  • Mar 15, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Wish you all the best cuz ... You got this" - Kelvin de bruyn

  • Mar 15, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck my brother" - Paul Calow

  • Mar 15, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "We hope Andrew will succeed in getting his wings!" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 5 688.53

Fundraising target

R 170 000.00
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Andrew Smale -  a loving father of two, was involved in a near fatal car accident on the 22nd of February 2017. With almost every bone in the chest area broken, fractured vertebra and both lungs collapsed, he went in to cardiac arrest and needed to be revived twice.