Help Charne Walk Again
- By: Charne Arendse
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/help-charne-walk-again
My name is Charne Arendse from Cape Town.
On the 17 March 2018 I got married to my wonderful husband and we were ready to start a new beginnings.
A month later I started complaining about my left foot that gets cold and I could hardly stand on it.
On the 4 June 2018, I was referred to Grooteschuur for test and scans, the evening of the 4 June doctor’s called myself and husband in the room to give us the news that I developed a blood clot behind my knee. I was so traumatized. Doctors said they can try to save my leg and if not they will have to amputate my leg.
On the 5 June 2018, they had a 9-hour operation to try and save my leg but unfortunately, the doctors said the blood clot was too far and they amputated my left leg.
On the 6 June 2018 doctors found another clot but in my right leg but they managed to save my right leg.
For me personally, it felt like my world fell apart. But I prayed and prayed and just thought I have a 3-year-old, my husband & family that need me; I cannot give up.
I was hospitalized for 2 and a half months.
I’ve accepted my life as it is and with all the support and love it just made me stronger.
On 14 January 2019, I went back to work because I thought this amputation will not get me down.
Today I’m trying to raise funds for a prosthesis and pay for my hospital bills: The prosthesis cost me R126000 and my hospital, it’s R54000 which I also need to raise funds for.
A prosthesis would change my life completely and make me as independent like I was before. My son keeps on asking “mommy when are you going to walk with me to creche ” then I just break down and start crying.
My son is my life and I would like to make him happy and be more active with him.
If anyone is interested in donating anything small it’s all welcome. Every little counts.
- Jun 13, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "I believe in your strength to do whatever you need to do in this life x" - Lindsay