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Help Melissa see!

Help Melissa see!

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This fundraiser will allow Melissa to see her husband and daughters for the first time as well as improve her job prospects while she helps support her family.

This is Melissa's story,

" As a child my eyesight was poor, and I always had to sit very close to the board and put my face down close to my page to see and write. I had eye irritation and allergies and my mom would take me to the clinic regularly for drops. When my mom died, my father stopped taking me and told me that I needed to stop complaining about my eyes. Over the years my eye sight got progressively worse and I now have no vision in one eye, and I can see slight moving shapes with the other.

Initially Melissa had been told that a cornea transplant was the only way she would ever see again, but Dr Stoler, a top ophthalmologist, has told that there is a much less invasive procedure that would help her regain some sight in both eyes. On the 16th of August Dr Stoler and Dr Maleka will operate on Melissa at the CGE surgical rooms in Rivonia.

The doctors' fees and theatre fees are pro-bono, the need is to raise funds for the post operative medicines for 6months +.  Anything extra will go towards transport to and from the doctor's rooms, loss of income as she recovers and groceries for the family.

Dr Stoler's rooms : 011 783 0099

Simonne:  083 383 3592 simonne@mweb.co.za

 

 

Donations

  • Aug 16, 2018 - USD $ 36.09
  • "Wishing all the best for you and your family! " - Jolene and Martin

  • Aug 13, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck" - Anon

  • Aug 08, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Praying that the operation goes well, and wishing you and your family all the best" - Marthe

  • Aug 08, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Goodluck xx " - Claire

  • Aug 02, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you luck and success" - Caroline E

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Good luck! " - Dori

  • Jul 29, 2018 - USD $ 27.60
  • "Good luck and God bless xxx" - Ashley

  • Jul 28, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Love, prayers and healing x" - Tracy A

  • Jul 27, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Excited with you for your first vision and glory to our wonderful God. " - Elois

  • Jul 27, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Praying for you Melissa!!" - Lauren Ramakers

  • Jul 26, 2018 - R 1 233.84
  • "we can't wait for you to see your children and husband Melissa! Sending lots of love!" - Margie

  • Jul 26, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Amazing story, love how you met your partner" - Lindsay Creed

  • Jul 26, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Wishing Melissa a healing journey!" - Karen

  • Jul 26, 2018 - R 350.00
  • "May God bless you and these surgeons hands when they operate on you." - Sons

  • Jul 26, 2018 - R 359.87
  • "Best of luck Melissa, will be thinking of you xxx" - Jessica

  • Jul 26, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "May God richly bless you! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 79.28
  • "You are an amazing, beautiful and inspirational woman Melissa. I wish you and you beautiful family happiness and success xxx" - Sarah

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery after your op and many bright days ahead x" - Teri

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 39.64
  • "I trust the surgery will be a success, beyond everyone’s wildest hopes" - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 7.93
  • "Good luck and God speed. So excited for this little family, miracles do happen. Thanks to all involved - you know who you are, and we salute you xx " - Suzi K

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Hoping all goes well with your surgery and recovery, Melissa, and you soon get to see your beautiful children!" - Linda Buckle

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 13.74
  • "Good luck. Hope all goes well." - Josie

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "God bless you & your family X" - Anon

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 13.77
  • "Love and hugs from London xx " - Renata

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "So excited for you to see your babies, Melissa!" - Lorraine

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Your family is so beautiful and very soon you will be able to see them too!" - Victoria Modise

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 79.28
  • "All the very best. Love supporters in Perth Australia" - Allison Mackenzie

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 42.08
  • "May God open your eyes miraculously. X" - The Harrison Family

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Best wishes xx" - Lynne

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 15.85
  • "Wishing you love and luck on your journey x" - Tarryn

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing you a bright future" - Fiona

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 79.28
  • "All the best" - Mira Molenkamp

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you all the best!" - anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "God bless the medical team and Melissa we pray for a wonderful outcome " - Lindy

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 39.64
  • "All the best - I hope and pray for your sight to be restored! " - Tayne

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Best of luck " - Bridget

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "We are so happy and excited for you :) Best of luck for the procedure and we wish you a speedy recovery! " - Sam & Zander Venter

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You and you're family are beautiful! Sending you all the best for the surgery and beyond. X" - Kelly

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "May you see the world in all its glory my fellow Zimbo! " - Gina Wilson

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "May God bless you always and give you strength x " - Sherie

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sending lots of love and strength" - Kerryn

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "With love ??" - Anon

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Wish you a speedy recovery!" - Talita

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 39.64
  • "Wishing you all the best!" - Zanika

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Wishing you all the best for this new exciting chapter ??" - Jessica

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for miracles. " - Helen

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "xx" - Linda

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 39.64
  • "All the best. X" - Heather P

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 39.64
  • "May God bless you and your family " - Leigh

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 63.43
  • "Hope this helps." - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 23 402.39

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00
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Melissa had been told that a cornea transplant was the only way she would ever see again, but Dr Stoler examined her and told her that there is a much less invasive procedure he could do that would help her regain some sight in both eyes. On the 16t August 2018 Dr Stoler will operate on Melissa.