Joe McCabe Fundraiser
- By: Kristal McCabe
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/joe-mccabe
Our dad, husband, uncle, brother, cousin and family friend, Joe McCabe lives in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He has suffered from kidney stones for over a year!
Some people we have known who have had kidney stones were doubled over in pain and couldn’t function. This man has worked very hard for over a year with the pain! And never complains, he just keeps going. It is now taking its toll on him and he is very weak and losing weight drastically.
He has no "Medical Aid" to rely on or any other medical insurance. Most of the government-run hospitals in South Africa are overrun with people and are not equipped to handle this surgery.
The only hospital that has the equipment to do this procedure is booked up. He has waited over 14 months for this surgery. In February of 2018 doctors installed a "stent" to allow drainage around these stones. His body may be rejecting the stent (which is not supposed to stay in for more than 3 months....6 maximum and is now going on 14 months!).
A private surgeon has advised that leaving this stent in for such a long period of time can create a dangerous condition which can make this procedure more complicated. He can have this procedure done at a private hospital for R60,000. (This excludes any extra expenses while the operation is taking place).
With the very weak economy and the financial strain life holds, this isn’t possible for him to afford alone. Joe, 65, is married and a father of 5 children, two stepsons and 8 beautiful grandchildren who love him dearly. Currently, he is helping to raise one of his granddaughters. We need your help desperately!
Thanks to some very AMAZING & GENEROUS people (I know God will bless you abundantly). We have managed to raise enough to secure this operation for Joe McCabe on the 9 April 2019 but want to continue to raise for any outstanding bills that occur during the operation. The surgeon has advised us that it could be anything from R10 000 to R50 000 and maybe even more. By the Grace of God, we will get this operation done and paid for.
If you feel lead to donate please help us get Joe McCabe back to the fun-loving, full of life man he has been for the last 65 years. Just as little as R50 can make a difference.
Any amount will help. Thank you and God Bless!
*Funds raised will go directly to the relevant medical practitioners*