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Little Braveheart - Hunter August van Dijk

Little Braveheart - Hunter August van Dijk

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Reaching out for funding for this little Braveheart's surgery and therapy costs.   Hunter, aged 5, was born with a bleed on the brain due to a stroke in utero, in turn brought about by a random gene mutation called COLAA1 that causes the blood vessels and other vessels in the body to become fragile and at risk.   Due to the stroke and brain damage caused, Hunter suffers from dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, spasticity, dystonia, severe epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathy, cataracts and cortical visual impairment rendering him mostly blind.   He's immobile, requiring round-the-clock care and the need to be fed and helped with every aspect of life.  

The financial strain is huge and almost impossible for an ordinary family.   They regularly hold fundraisers and reach out for help via Hunter's "Little Braveheart" Facebook page to help supplement costs.   Thanks to so many caring people willing to help this family, Hunter has thus far received the best of the best.   But it is ongoing with never-ending costs.   This family's plight touched me deeply as I lost a son with very similar symptoms as Hunter's, close to 45 years ago.   Fundraising through campaigns like Back a Buddy did not exist then.   The financial strain on my late husband and myself was enormous.  

Lisa says one thing she has learnt from Hunter's condition is not to take anything for granted - life can change in an instant.  

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Donations

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Keep smiling" - Anonymous

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Nie vreeslik baie nie getuie, maar elke bietjie help... Strongs my vriend...

    " - Ronelle

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Nie vreeslik baie nie getuie, maar elke bietjie help... Strongs my vriend...

    " - Ronelle

  • Sep 20, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "

    Nie vreeslik baie nie getuie, maar elke bietjie help... Strongs my vriend...

    " - Ronelle

  • Sep 19, 2020 - USD $ 3.09
  • "

    You are in our thoughts and prayers

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "

    Ek hoop dit help so klein bietjie al is dit min

    " - Monique Aldridge

  • May 07, 2020 - USD $ 16.00
  • "Wish you courage" - Paul

  • Jan 07, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "God is with you. " - Anonymous

  • Jan 02, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Strength " - Jon

  • Dec 31, 2018 - R 359.87
  • "Happy birthday Judy" - Jennifer Gibson

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Its not a lot but I hope it helps a bit" - Anonymous

  • Nov 30, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "With love" - Lindy Latham

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 107.75
  • "For The Greatest Fighter " - emmy van dijk

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Braveheart has brave parents. Sending love to all." - Marisa

  • Nov 25, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "You are so brave!" - Silke

  • Nov 16, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Darling Hunter, Brenda and family, With love, Sue Edwards xxx" - Sue Edwards

  • Oct 29, 2018 - USD $ 63.68
  • "With all our love from London xxxx" - Shannon Carbonnier

  • Oct 27, 2018 - USD $ 34.24
  • "With love" - Johanne

  • Oct 16, 2018 - USD $ 50.00
  • "For the little warrior" - Desiree Wittig

  • Oct 12, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "For you - little Braveheart. x" - Pamela

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Don't give up the fight little Hunter." - Lydia & John

  • Sep 30, 2018 - R 318.74
  • "Hugs for Little Braveheart" - Joanne Hichens

  • Sep 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "All the best..." - N

  • Sep 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "O" - Anonymous

  • Sep 19, 2018 - USD $ 25.86
  • "With love Kate" - Kate

  • Sep 19, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "In celebration of Helena‚Äôs birthday " - Helena

  • Sep 19, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "With love" - Carol S

  • Sep 19, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing your family well xxx" - Linda Whitfield

  • Sep 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "With lots of love to this brave little boy??" - Judy

  • Sep 18, 2018 - USD $ 33.47
  • "For a little Braveheart" - Sue

  • Sep 18, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Hunter, for you and to start the ball rolling! xxx" - Penny Marek

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Donations to date

R 15 539.15

Fundraising target

R 800 000.00
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Hunter August van Dijk's Medical Cause

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Reaching out for funding for this little Braveheart's surgery and therapy costs.   Hunter, aged 5, was born with a bleed on the brain due to a stroke in utero, in turn brought about by a random gene mutation called COLAA1 that causes the blood vessels and other vessels in the body to become fragile and at risk.