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Help Ray Walk Again

Help Ray Walk Again

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My name is Stephne Stuart (age 58).  I am from Pietermaritzburg, KZN.

I am fundraising for my youngest brother, Raymond van Niekerk (age 56), who is a Type 2 Diabetic who lost both his legs below the knee due to his disease.  His first amputation took place at the end of last year, and the most recent one in January 2019.

Raymond has healed well and has been assessed by a medical orthotist and has been approved for the fitting of bilateral prosthetics.  We have received the quotation and require assistance in raising the funds to give Raymond his legs.

Raymond lost his wife at the early age of 36 due to a diabetic heart attack, leaving him a single father to a 5 year-old little girl and an 11 year-old son.  Their daughter had been diagnosed with diabetes at 3 years of age.  Life has been difficult as a single parent.  He worked hard as a Land Rover mechanic to keep his family afloat.  As his disease progressed, his ability to continue working became impossible.  He was forced to stop working completely in June 2018, almost losing his life.  In order to save him, doctors decided to amputate his legs.  We would love to see this man who has endured so much back on his feet again and back on the workshop floor doing what he loves.  Raymond has had no form of income since June 2018 and has relied on the family.

The funds will be used to purchase his bilateral prosthesis for which we were quoted as follows by CB Wright Medical orthotists and prosthetists in Pietermaritzburg:

Prosthesis @ R40000 (for both)
Synergy locking wave liners @ R21000 (for both)
4 Hole socket adaptors x 2 @ R1300
Icelock 621 ratchet x 2 @ R4600
4 Hole male pyramid x 2 @ R2200
Female pylon x 2 @ R1960
Stump socks x 6 @ R756.54
Nylon sheaths x 6 @ R521.76
VAT R10850.70
TOTAL incl. VAT: R83189

Raymond's life will be restored to the point that he will no longer be wheelchair bound and can return to his job.  He longs to be in the position to be able to support himself again and function as a whole and healthy man again.

Donations

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 1 028.00
  • "So happy to be able to help you Ray!" - Steph Stuart

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 1 028.00
  • "So happy to be able to help you Ray!" - Steph Stuart

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "

    Would love to be able to contribute more!

    " - Jolene May

  • Oct 08, 2019 - R 550.00
  • "Pat Joubert did some calligraphy work for me and graciously asked me to forward the money I owed her into this account." - Wendy-Leigh Cousins

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 1 028.00
  • "So happy to be able to help you Ray!" - Steph Stuart

  • Sep 27, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Wish all the best " - Frans Joubert

  • Sep 25, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Wishing you success." - Pat Joubert

  • Sep 25, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "Wish you well ray " - Tyler May

  • Sep 10, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "best wishes " - Pat Joubert

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "wishing you all the best " - Kylie May

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck " - Frans

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 1 028.00
  • "So happy to be able to help you Ray!" - Steph Stuart

  • Aug 27, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "good luck " - Jolene

  • Aug 23, 2019 - R 60.00
  • "Sending wishes " - Rochelle

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Dont give up Ray!" - Pat Joubert

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 1 028.00
  • "So happy to be able to help you Ray!" - Steph Stuart

  • Jul 05, 2019 - USD $ 75.22
  • "Just a little something x" - Laurie

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "Keep your Faith Going and Know that we all standing behind you praying for you to walk again.." - Lerissa

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 1 028.00
  • "So happy to be able to help you Ray!" - Steph Stuart

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Dont give up Ray!" - Pat Joubert

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Hoping Ray can get mobile soon!" - Pat Joubert

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "So happy to be able to help you Ray!" - Steph Stuart

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Donations to date

R 11 332.74

Fundraising target

R 83 000.00
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My name is Stephne Stuart (age 58) and I am from Pietermaritzburg, KZN.
I am fundraising for my youngest brother, Raymond van Niekerk (age 56), who is a Type 2 Diabetic who lost both his legs below the knee due to his disease.  We are raising funds for his bilateral prosthesis to help Ray walk again.