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HELP HEATHER 14 YEAR OLD CRPS FIGHTER GET TREATMENT IN USA

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Heather, my 14-year-old daughter, has severe CRPS which has left her completely bedridden unable to even turn in bed unaided. Every sound, touch or even a gentle breeze can set off extreme pain. A simple thing like me putting on a light switch in a different room causes her agony. She stays in bed all day and cannot go to school anymore as it is simply too painful. She has now missed out on 3 years of her life and just wants to be a normal teenager. This a girl who was a star gymnast from a young age. We have tried every treatment option available to us in South Africa and the relief if any is always short-lived.

Even the strongest pain killers do not make any difference to Heather's pain. I do not think any person could possibly imagine the amount of pain she is in. CRPS ranks highest on the MgGill Pain scale scoring at 42 out of 50 rating the pain more severe than childbirth without medication, cancer and limb amputation without anaesthetic. This is all day every. single. second. every. single. day! It has been described as feeling like you are on fire burning alive. But every day she smiles but after 3 years that smile is fading.

Being alive is just that painful for her. There is a Dr in the USA, Dr Katinka van Der Merwe, originally from RSA who has a new approach at treating crps which has helped hundreds of people worldwide. She has accepted Heather to be treated at her clinic but the treatment lasts 12 - 16 weeks and the costs are enormous. I have promised my dear daughter that I will take her to the ends of the earth to get her well and i intend to keep that promise.

Any donation big or small will help us get her there. All Heather wants is to live a day without extreme pain. No person should go through the torture she endures daily.

Donations

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 95.00
  • "Envisioning a full recovery for Heather!" - Kristen

  • Jan 30, 2020 - R 102.82
  • "May God heal you." - Claudia

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 69.00
  • "67 minutes for Mandela...Pay it forward" - Koshala in memory of Garth

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 69.00
  • "67 minutes for Mandela...Pay it forward" - Koshala in memory of Garth

  • Sep 17, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Heal me ,Lord and I shall be healed,save me,and I shall be saved,for you are the one I praise .Jeremiah 17.14" - Outeniqua Lab EC

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 69.00
  • "67 minutes for Mandela...Pay it forward" - Koshala in memory of Garth

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "For Heather" - Clarissa

  • Aug 25, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Lots of love" - Belinda

  • Aug 23, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Praying for healing " - Chantelle

  • Aug 22, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "You’re in my prayers " - Anonymous

  • Aug 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "A friend of Robs" - Anonymous

  • Aug 03, 2019 - USD $ 68.12
  • "Wish you all the best" - Anonymous

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "God is with you every step of the way" - A friend of Robyn

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Sending love and light. I am so sorry for your pain" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are with you all the way " - Valencia Thomas

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Feel better soon." - Mark

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sending light, love and strength to get through this x" - Cara-Lee

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 7.04
  • "I hope each new day brings you closer to a full and speedy recovery!" - Jaco Smit

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thoughts and kindness " - Carla de Abreu

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck to you all. MK " - Michael Kirk

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "love and light " - Carla de Abreu

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay strong! You’re already stronger than most people so don’t ever give up!" - Friend of a friend

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Wishing you Love and strength" - One family to another

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of Heather and keeping her in our prayers" - Mands

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck and God bless " - Not important

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Be strong Heather, we will get you there." - Robyn

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 69.00
  • "67 minutes for Mandela...Pay it forward" - Koshala in memory of Garth

  • Jul 19, 2019 - USD $ 87.55
  • "Praying for u guys and we know the LORD will make her better????" - Bunny and girls

  • Jul 19, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "God is able!!" - Chantell Horn

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 68.89
  • "67 minutes for Mandela...Pay it forward" - Koshala in memory of Garth

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "You are in our Prayers" - Renaldo

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "So grateful to help you in this. It is a hard path to walk." - Christelle

  • Jul 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "God bless you my child, keep the spirit and motivation as God's hand will always be with you . Love always. Shirls" - Shirls

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Blessings to all" - Claire

  • Jul 10, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "May you reach your goal of full health." - Moyna Joseph

  • Jul 09, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "In Jesus name you will be healed" - Veronique and Zenia

  • Jul 07, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "May you be healthy soon. All of the best. God bless." - Grant Lottering

  • Jul 07, 2019 - USD $ 14.11
  • "We claim your healing in the name of Jesus. Receive it Heather. Amen." - Rochelle J Brink

  • Jul 07, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "All the best with treatment. " - Healing hugs

  • Jul 03, 2019 - USD $ 14.15
  • "Sending love and healing " - Nafeesa

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "All the best with fundraising, I support this noble cause and pray the funds will be raised in full " - Kashif

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 49.87
  • "I hope this helps with getting Heather better!" - Kristen T

  • Oct 10, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Hope this helps and I hope with all my heart that someone can help this little girl" - Shirlon

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Please know I keep you and you family in my thoughts always! " - Desiree

  • Oct 09, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "jeremiah 30 17" - RB

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Fundraising target

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