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My name is Kim from Table View, Cape Town and I am asking for assistance to help Holly.

Holly is my beautiful, lively 3 year old niece who was born with Rett Syndrome. She lives just down the road from me in Edgemead Cape Town, and any local residents may have seen her in her wheelchair with those beautiful big eyes and glowing red hair.

For those who don't know, Rett Syndrome is a rare genetic neurological and developmental disorder that affects the way the brain develops, causing a progressive loss of motor skills and speech. 

This means despite having a lot to say, she is unable to get the words out. It breaks my heart when I see her face light up acknowledging my presence, but knowing that she can't say hello, or worse is when you see the tears well up because she is frustrated or in pain, but can't tell us where it hurts or how we can help.

We have used manual devices where she taps what she is wanting to say and there have been results, but unfortunately her body is so weak and the connection between brain and hands is comprimised, so she is often unable to simply tap

Eye Gaze technology, through a PCEye device, reads where her eyes focus and with a little teaching, will help her have her say in this world.

Holly's Mom and Dad have devoted every spare cent they have to providing her with the best possible nutrition, therapies and equipment to help her little body fight all it can, but this is a "luxury" not covered by any medical aid and is just beyond their savings.

They will also need to purchase a laptop or tablet and the necessary brackets to brace it on her wheelchair, but are hoping to find a second hand laptop with the specific specifications for the PCEye device and may try to make their own brackets, so the target below is only for the device. If we are blessed enough to exceed it, funds will go towards the laptop and bracktes.

Why don't you donate your R67.00 this Madiba day to hear what Holly has to say!

(For those who have been following the progress, I have had to increase the total to cover the fees for this phenomenal platform, which I did not take into account. It is only a small increase and well worth the wonderful work the team at BackABuddy do)

Donations

  • Jul 29, 2021 - R 30.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jul 29, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "We keep the family in our prayers... God will Provide and Protect." - Danielle

  • Jul 27, 2021 - USD $ 16.91
  • "Sending my love " - Lucy Mann

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "All the best little Holly " - Chantal Croaster

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 13.71
  • "Hope this helps a little towards helping Holly. With love, Helen & family." - Helen Clegg

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 30.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 134.00
  • "Hope everyone helps you reach your target" - Hilton Tait

  • Jul 21, 2021 - USD $ 68.35
  • "Lots of love and blessings from your old NCT friends" - Mukesh & Darshna

  • Jul 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I am just too blessed to have the privelage of been able to support such a wonderful project for such a beautiful little girl" - Ronel

  • Jul 19, 2021 - R 3 000.00
  • "

    Doing our bit to help Holly have a voice.

    " - Kate Davies

  • Jul 19, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Glad to contribute to such a brave girl. Lots of love xx

    " - Suki Sweeney

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "To finding your sweet voice in this world x" - Old school friend

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 670.00
  • "God Bless" - Greg

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "May this small donation help you and Holly on your lifetime journey, Tammy. " - Adele Maritz

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wonderful family, hope you get to hear Holly's voice soon xxx" - Kirsty

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Lots of love and blessings " - ZR

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "Hi Holly. I hope you get to speak soon. Everything of the best." - Emily

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Happy Mandela Day" - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Love to Holly!" - Mel

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "Hope you find your "voice" through this amazing initiative Holly!" - Michele Minnaar

  • Jul 18, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "With love" - Ingrid Risse

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "All the best beautiful family" - Carrie, Irvin, Dakota and Luke West

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Lots of love to Holly and family ️" - Athena

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We wish it could be more but hope it helps make a little difference towards the final goal. Much love from across the mountain ranges. X x " - Mandy & Alfred

  • Jul 17, 2021 - USD $ 34.59
  • "For an amazing life full of dreams, joy and happiness! " - Chris

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "For Hols with love x" - Shireen

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "With love " - Lizette

  • Jul 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "On behalf of Sabrina and may this little Princess have a happy life " - Maurice

  • Jul 16, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Lots of love to you guys, you are all amazing xxx" - Lara Proctor

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "We are a team and we are here to help you Holly xx" - Amanda

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thumbs up.." - The Red Power Ranger

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "A wonderful cause for a precious girl! xx" - Burtons

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sweet Holly, you are truly an inspiration. Looking forward to all our conversations ️" - Aunty Storm

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sending so much love & light your families way " - Mishka

  • Jul 16, 2021 - USD $ 6.86
  • "Sending love" - Moira Tillett

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 3 000.00
  • "With love " - Bezuidenhout

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "So happy to be part of this next exciting chapter. " - Gillian Twine

  • Jul 16, 2021 - USD $ 34.32
  • "With love for this sweet girl." - Shaun McKinney

  • Jul 16, 2021 - USD $ 34.32
  • "With love to your family, Tammy" - Helen

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "sending love. " - Louise

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Hope this helps " - Roger

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "LUV U HOLLY" - Melody

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "With love, Delrene " - Delrene Ross

  • Jul 16, 2021 - USD $ 34.32
  • "Love to Holly and hope this will help bring her that voice she so richly deserves! " - Michelle McIntyre

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "sending love and light" - Leigh Metcalf

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Hoping you get the help to connect and feel better understood baby girl! " - Candice B

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "With love from Claire and family" - Claire and family

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "

    Jesus loves you

    " - Anonymous

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    BZ4

    " - Richard

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    May funds will be raises soon and this device bring some relief and plenty smiles to Holly. May our Father fill her with blessings

    " - Sabrina and Sandra

  • Jul 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Communication enabler" - Roger C

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 189.13
  • "Lots of love to you Holly! " - Mia & Eugene

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 201.00
  • "Be blessed little Holly" - RPDS

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "All our love from Andy , Christina , Ashley and Lushuano xx" - All from ABACA Farm

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Onwards and upwards Sweet Holly, sending lots of love your way xxx" - Tam Dunn

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 20.70
  • "All the best to you and your family Tammy x" - Niki

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Bright eyed girl!" - Rose Whitmore

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Love you Holly x" - Lucy

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 69.01
  • "Sent with love and prayers " - Seema Patel

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Wishing Holly and the family everything of the best!" - Gomes Family

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Bless you Holly and your precious family! " - Belinda Theunissen

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Our beautiful Holly, looking so forward to having a little chat with you my beautiful girl. We love you " - Alison Boonzaier

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 6.90
  • "So excited for you,beautiful Holly!" - Marcellé

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 69.01
  • "Can’t wait for you to Talk ️" - Shawn

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 6.90
  • "Rooting for you Holly Bum" - Nicola Williams

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 11.52
  • "Love to Holly " - Thérèse Emma

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 13.80
  • "Sending our love " - Van Dyk

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Onwards and upwards Holly! " - T

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "All the best beautiful Holly️" - Elizabeth

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Together we can do it x" - Marcelle Kruger

  • Jul 15, 2021 - USD $ 4.62
  • "You are such a special girl with a wonderful family. Love Nicole Tyler " - Nicole Tyler

  • Jul 15, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "BZ4" - Nic

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 67.84
  • "Blessings to you and your family " - Anon

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 67.84
  • "I really hope beautiful Holly get me the help & support she needs. Love & Prayers from us all in Chigwell Town " - Dave, Rach, Ava & Pippa

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Prayers for little Holly" - Margie Groom

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "With love from Smokie" - Smokie

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "BZ4" - Marc

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Holly all the best be brave and my you be blessed" - RP

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Stay strong " - Dylan

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "BZ4" - Neal BZ4

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "So blessed to be able to help Tammy with little Holly" - Moya

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Xxx" - Teresa

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Lots of love x" - Marilize

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All the best for Holly. She deserves all 5he blessings she can get. She already has wonderful family support." - Verna and Aunts

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 33.92
  • "A donation for your gorgeous little girl Holly x" - Geraldine Daly

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "sounds like a wonderful idea" - Vivienne Dudley

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Lots of Love xx" - Blair

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 135.00
  • "Lots of prayers for little Holly x" - Rimal Patel

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 670.00
  • "To my wonderful friends, may this assist in some small way to make sweet Holly’s life easier. You are so loved little angel xxx" - Aunty Shannyn

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "xxx" - Cisca

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Thoughts are always with you beautiful Holly X" - Lauren van Rensburg

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Here to help!" - Kerry Irle

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We're rooting for you Holly - The Ferrao girls" - Helen Ferrao

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Let’s spread this message far and wide" - Stuart

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Every little bit does help....Holly I hope that you get to one day tell your parents how much you love them with words!" - Margaux

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "Love you Holly" - Aunty Kimmy

  • Jul 14, 2021 - R 67.00
  • "My Mandela Day contribution" - Kim Jones

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My name is Kim from Table View, Cape Town and I am asking for assistance to help Holly.

Holly is my beautiful, lively 3 year old niece who was born with Rett Syndrome. She lives just down the road from me in Edgemead Cape Town, and any local residents may have seen her in her wheelchair with those beautiful big eyes and glowing red hair.

hey will also need to purchase a laptop or tablet and the necessary brackets to brace it on her wheelchair, but are hoping to find a second hand laptop with the specific specifications for the PCEye device and may try to make their own brackets, so the target below is only for the device. If we are blessed enough to exceed it, funds will go towards the laptop and bracktes.