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Help Charne Walk Again

Help Charne Walk Again

Personal message

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

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Donations to date

R 1 000.00

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Charne Prosthesis Cause

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After a 9-hour operation on the 5 June 2018 docters had to amputate Charne's leg.

This crowdfunding campaign is help Charne cover the costs of her prosthesis so she can one day walk again.