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Heather my 13 year old daughter has severe CRPS which has left her unable to walk unaided and she can only eat soft foods.  She was diagnosed in July last year. She spent 7 months last year in a wheelchair totally bed ridden and many months in hospital in Port Elizabeth We took her to Red Cross childrens hospal in Cape Town in December and they got her walking again but she was still in intense pain. The victory of walkimg was short lived and in March this year she had a full relapse. CRPS is known as the most painful condition known to modern medicine and not a day goes by that Heather is not in extreme agony. She uses crutches to get around but cannot go very far as even a simple car ride sets her back with extreme pain. 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 most of the day and cannot go to school anymore as it is simply too painful. She has missed out on months and months of school this year and last. This a girl who was a star gymnast from a young age. We have tried every treatment option availabe 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 Heathers pain. I do not think any person could possibly imagine the amount of pain she is in. But every day she smiles. Every day she gets dressed, as hard as that is for her, she does her make up and hair and gets back into bed. 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 world wide. She has accepted Heather to be treated at her clinic but the treatment lasts 12 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 getting her there quicker. All i want to see is my daughter living a normal teenage life. No person should go through the torture she endures daily.


  • 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 $ 14.84
  • "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 $ 14.89
  • "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 $ 52.46
  • "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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