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Help Pikkie to see & hear

Help Pikkie to see & hear

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Hi, we as a family are setting up this campaign for  Pikkie van Schalkwyk.

Pikkie is our cousin that lives in Kroonstad and is 53 years old and married to Polla van Schalkwyk. Both of them are unemployed and salt of the earth people. 

Pikkie has been diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes and also degeneration of the cornea in both eyes. She has 2% vision in the right eye and 20% vision in the left eye which means she is basically blind. She also suffers from severe to profound hearing loss in both her ears. 

The estimated cost to correct her vision loss is R300 000.00 and to address the hearing loss is R50 000.00. Corneal transplants are rarely to ever done in the public sector, with a very long waiting time, and poor outcomes with the surgery due to using poor quality corneas. The specific hearing aids Pikkie needs are also not supplied by the public sector and forces us to go with private medical care.

Pikkie is one of the sweetest people I know and the loss of her vision and hearing has caused her to be confined to her home. She is unable to work and this combined with her confinement to home has caused significant depression with Pikkie. Pikkie loves the outdoor and to go for walks with her dog. She cannot remember when last she has done this.

Please allow me to help Pikkie by raising the money required for her desperately needed surgery and her hearing aids. Allow us to give her, her life back - one she thoroughly deserves.

 

Cost Breakdown

The left eye needs a triple procedure which entails a cataract extraction with a corneal transplant. Cost is as follows:
Hospital Theatre Costs - Estimate of R60 000
Anesthetist Fee - Estimate of R7 000
Donated Cornea - Estimate of R70 000
Surgeons Fees - R23 000
Post surgery follow-ups and prescribed medications for 12 months - R15 000

The right eye only needs a corneal transplant.
Hospital Theatre Costs - Estimate of R50 000
Anesthetist Fee - Estimate of R7 000
Donated Cornea - Estimate of R70 000
Surgeons Fees - R15 000
Post surgery follow-ups and prescribed medications for 12 months - R15 000

Hearing Aids to address hearing loss in both the left and right ear.
The hearing aids that were prescribed by the audiologist is the Widex Evoke 330 with a cost of R23 250 per earpiece. This includes fitment, adjustment, etc.

 

Donations

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 514.00
  • "All the best Pikkie! Hope this goes viral" - Anonymous

  • Jun 09, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "All the best Pikkie! Hope this goes viral" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

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Fundraising target

R 350 000.00
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