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Help Jaco & Marius

Help Jaco & Marius

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Jaco and Marius were in a terrible braai accident during the weekend of the 18th of May 2019 and both sustained critical second- and third-degree burns. Whilst many of Jaco's grade 8 friends are mostly worried about their exams now, this boy and his uncle are both facing much more serious and painful challenges. This family is in dire need of support from their community and loved ones and thank you to all for prayers, donations and sharing this message.

Update: 03/06/2019:

Jaco was discharged from Leratong Hospital last week and is on the road to recovery ito the damage to his face, body, vocal cords and lungs. The family doctor is happy with his body’s healing in general and is focussing now on alleviating severe chest pains (x-rays are scheduled). Regular check-ups are scheduled to monitor his progress and we are all very thankful for that he is doing well.

Marius is currently receiving treatment at MillPark Hospital and has been kept under heavy sedation to help with the pain and healing process due to serious burn wounds on his throat, chest, arms, hands and one of his eyes. He remains on a ventilator as we enter the 3rd week and briefly opens his eyes when he hears the voices of loved ones. Sedation and oxygen are slowly being reduced to start waking him up and to help his lungs function on their own again. A skin graft was planned for last week Friday, but when doctors opened the wounds, they were greatly surprised to see it was not necessary as the wounds started healing on its own.

Please support this family to keep Marius at this facility and to continue his positive healing process.

Jaco’s does not have medical aid and all future treatment and doctor’s visits are for their own account. Marius is on a hospital plan, however the account payable to Millpark Hospital has already passed the R300 000 mark and funds are desperately needed to keep him at this facility.

Donations will enable Jaco and Marius to receive the correct treatment/procedures to recover, minimize scarring and manage their pain as best as possible. Funds raised will be used to pay for medical costs and this will hopefully help to alleviate some of the strain on the family during this difficult time.

 

Donations

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "..." - Anonymous

  • Jun 12, 2019 - USD $ 14.34
  • "Wishing you both a speedy recovery " - Candice Ingram

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte" - Steers Krugersdorp Drive Thru

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Jer 29:11" Die Here beplan vir jou goed en nie sleg nie , Jaco. "" - Gerhard Jooste

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Sterkte vir die pad vorentoe! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2019 - R 610.00
  • "Sterkte en spoedige beterskap" - Kobus de Villiers

  • May 27, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Dink aan julle" - Hermien & Chris Labuschagne

  • May 27, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "Praying for you both.... " - CW

  • May 26, 2019 - USD $ 14.61
  • "Strength and blessings from NZ" - Shauna

  • May 24, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "Sterkte word gou gesond " - Ann binder

  • May 24, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Trust in God " - Anonymous

  • May 23, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Cone on Krugersdorp, let's assist" - Anoniem

  • May 23, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Ek hoop julle word gou gesond. " - Marlyn

  • May 23, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Ons bid vir julle Baie sterkte" - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Sterkte" - Johan

  • May 22, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Baie sterkte, dit is nie baie nie, maar elke druppel maak die emmer vol" - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ons bid vir julle" - Linda

  • May 22, 2019 - R 355.25
  • "Sterkte ons bid vir julle!" - Rene

  • May 22, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Die Here sal voorsien." - Anoniem van Caxton

  • May 22, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie sterkte..." - Fellow survivor

  • May 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "????" - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "mag ons Here intree vir julle vandag .." - liezel bezuidenhout

  • May 21, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Wishing you and your family speedy recovery" - Jenny

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ons dink aan julle Gerrie, Judith en kinders" - Charl en Elmarie

  • May 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ons bid bid bid" - Anoniem

  • May 21, 2019 - R 2 030.00
  • "Sterkte!!!" - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Julle word gedra deur ons gebede... Liefde" - Sterk wees Konings kinders

  • May 21, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "xxx" - Elna Steyn

  • May 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Dink aan die familie" - Landi

  • May 20, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "We can't imagine the pain this family is going through. You both are in our prayers!" - Johan Els en Elna Steyn

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Donations to date

R 21 765.65

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00
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My name is Elna Steyn and my daughter McKayla goes to Hoerskool Noordheuwel with Jaco (Marius is his uncle). We heard of the terrible accident last night via one of the parents' support groups. Whilst many of our grade 8s are mostly worried about their exams that started today, this boy and his uncle are both facing much more serious and painful challenges. This family is in dire need of support from their community and loved ones.