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Young boy injured by pig

Young boy injured by pig

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My son Luke aged 9 was attacked by the mother sow when he tried to look at her piglets. Lovemore Park, Eastern Cape.

She is normally very friendly and placid, we have had her since she was small and is now two years old and weighs 250kg. She is normally stroked and treated like a pet. 

She recently had babies and she didn't mind it previously when we went in to video them. Two days later when we visited her again, it happened so very quickly and although I was right there, she got hold of his arm and shook him like a rag doll before I could do anything. All I could do was grab her by the tail and hold her back as she lunged towards him again. I could not let go to help him and screamed for help, fortunately, my helper was close by and could jump in and lift Luke out. 

It was a terrifying and traumatic experience for both of us I thought I was going to see my son killed before my eyes. 

His left arm is badly crushed and broken and has had to be wired and plated together. His right hand was gashed and his fingers were damaged. He has endured two surgeries so far and due to infection concerns they have not been able to close the wound. He has to go back into surgery in a few days to try again.

He will be in hospital for at least another two weeks and may need a skin graft. Like so many, we have been struggling to make ends meet during these days of lockdown and do not have medical aid. This is a crippling blow for us. The costs have very quickly escalated beyond our means and any help would be greatly appreciated.

All funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant institution.

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  • Jan 29, 2022 - R 106.00
  • "Praying that Jesus restores your body, mind and spirit completely " - Jen

  • Dec 29, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "Praying that Jesus restores your body, mind and spirit completely " - Jen

  • Dec 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Get well soon.

    " - JP

  • Dec 14, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "All the best!" - Wellwisher

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 500.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 500.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    May God bless you.

    " - Elaine

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    Stay strong brave boy ..

    " - Anonymous

  • Nov 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "go for it" - anonomous

  • Nov 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon! Sorry this happened to you. " - Dani

  • Nov 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Pray for healing" - Greg

  • Nov 06, 2021 - USD $ 66.47
  • "Get back in the saddle...." - Anon

  • Nov 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for a speedy recovery " - Bronwyn

  • Nov 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Praying that Jesus restores your body, mind and spirit completely " - Jen

  • Nov 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Get well soon buddy" - GdT

  • Nov 05, 2021 - USD $ 6.57
  • "Get well soon " - Stuart Mathe

  • Nov 05, 2021 - USD $ 13.40
  • "Best wishes from the UK" - Cary

  • Nov 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "God Bless you" - Lynne

  • Nov 05, 2021 - USD $ 32.87
  • "Speedy recovery x" - Joe and Maryann

  • Nov 05, 2021 - USD $ 32.87
  • "Get well soon " - Candice

  • Nov 05, 2021 - R 250.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Nov 05, 2021 - USD $ 32.87
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Julie Wiid

  • Nov 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon" - Wendy

  • Nov 05, 2021 - R 850.00
  • "

    Blessings of strength to family. Heal up swiftly Luke.

    " - GW

  • Nov 05, 2021 - USD $ 22.22
  • "Get well soon" - Marie Van Niekerk

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing a speedy recovery and strength to the family " - Anon

  • Nov 04, 2021 - USD $ 5.25
  • "." - .

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you a successful recovery brave boy" - Sirchia family

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Speedy recovery boy… " - The Rocket Seed

  • Nov 04, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Sending love" - Paula

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon, Luke! " - RP

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Hope your boy heals quickly" - Jacqui Mooney

  • Nov 03, 2021 - USD $ 32.41
  • "Hope you have a smooth recovery " - Gina

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "get well soon !" - Yatish

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon! " - Le Roux Attorneys

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Speedy recovery young man" - Keira Loretz

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Trusting for a full recovery!" - Chris

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you all the best, get better soon. " - Anonymous

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Keep strong" - Tman

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Get better soon" - Anonymous

  • Nov 02, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Get well brave Luke,love, the Grewars

    " - David Grewar

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Get well soon Luke!" - Lindiswa

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Get well soon

    " - Roma

  • Oct 29, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "God bless" - Anonymous

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Speedy recovery!" - Nadja

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well Luke! May God be with you and your family." - Heinrich

  • Oct 28, 2021 - USD $ 4.97
  • "" - xbrandonx

  • Oct 28, 2021 - USD $ 4.97
  • "" - xbrandonx

  • Oct 28, 2021 - USD $ 9.94
  • "" - xbrandonx

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "Praying for a speedy recovery, Lukie!" - The Sparkies

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Luke" - Charmaine Muller

  • Oct 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get better soon. " - Lovane

  • Oct 27, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Praying for a speedy recovery" - Tarryn Chandler

  • Oct 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Much love to you" - Anon

  • Oct 25, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Thinking of you and your family. So grateful this website exists, to help you. Take care Luke." - Carmen

  • Oct 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Speeding recovery love Tracy, David, James and Tehillah

    " - Grant Family

  • Oct 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 14, 2021 - USD $ 100.03
  • "Sending thoughts of love and a big hug!" - Gailya Brown

  • Oct 13, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Get better soon, Luke! " - Anita

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 66.37
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery" - Micha

  • Oct 11, 2021 - USD $ 34.01
  • "Wishing you speedy recovery during this difficult time. " - Jane Du toit

  • Oct 10, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery, Luke" - Sakeenah Finnish

  • Oct 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Hope you have a speedy recovery Luke" - Zarika

  • Oct 09, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you all. Love Kate, Chris and Isabella" - Kate Woodrow May

  • Oct 08, 2021 - USD $ 33.42
  • "Dear Luke, Wishing you that you get better soon. We miss you at school, Arianna" - Arianna

  • Oct 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Praying for a full recovery

    " - Gabrielle

  • Oct 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    speedy recovery

    " - Lisa Walker

  • Oct 08, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Sending you lots of love little Luke! Get well soon! " - Mary Ambaryan

  • Oct 08, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Sending you lots of love little Luke & family - Liam, Aiden & Rachel " - Rachel

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Much love to you all xx" - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Wishing you a speedy recovery

    " - Ann

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    I hope you get better soon Luke, from Seb

    " - Sebastian Hill

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I pray Luke makes a full recovery " - Wendy Macdonald

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Get well soon Luke!

    " - Lindie

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Hope you feel better soon.

    " - Harrison and Emily Hart

  • Oct 07, 2021 - USD $ 33.39
  • "May Luke make a full recovery " - Shenay Rattray

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for a quick and full recovery ️" - Debbie

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "One never knows what the day may bring, but at least we have each other. " - Southern Hills

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "Praying for a full recovery " - Sandi and Robbie

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Praying for a complete recovery and successful ops" - Claire Nagel Tyler's nana

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "We’re thinking positive for you young man" - Tony and Christine C

  • Oct 06, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "wishing you all healing" - Jitka Y

  • Oct 06, 2021 - USD $ 13.32
  • "Healing prayers sent your way xx" - Sheryl Hanger

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Kevin, sh

  • Oct 06, 2021 - USD $ 332.94
  • "Heal strong Luke, sending you lots of love. X" - Cassidy JERRAM

  • Oct 06, 2021 - USD $ 6.66
  • "HOPE THIS SMALL DONATION WILL HELP" - RENE PRITCHARD

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Praying for you Luke. Putting you in a bubble of healing golden pink light." - Jenny Hopkins

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sending strength & prays to Luke. xxx" - Mia Jerram

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sending love and light" - A Montesorri Buddy

  • Oct 06, 2021 - USD $ 64.00
  • "Praying for your full recovery Luke" - MPC Recruitment

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending so much love and positivity." - Jill

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for a speedy recovery. Get better soon!" - Connor James Rieder

  • Oct 06, 2021 - USD $ 33.29
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery Luke " - Walker Family

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 3 000.00
  • "Praying for a quick recovery and successful treatment " - Anonymous

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Praying that your son has a full recovery." - Bennett

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get better soon Luke" - Comley’s

  • Oct 06, 2021 - USD $ 33.29
  • "Praying for a full recovery" - Kevin Adams

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Hope you feel better soon Luke! You are dearly loved" - Anje

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We hope you make a speedy recovery and feel better soon. " - Axl Botha

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Get better soon " - LN

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "All the best with your recovery Luke" - Amod Family

  • Oct 05, 2021 - USD $ 66.47
  • "Wishing you all the best from England " - Christiaan Russell

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Thank you for being a good friend " - Anonymous

  • Oct 05, 2021 - USD $ 33.24
  • "We're all thinking of you Luke! " - Adam Barnard

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for you and your family " - Richard Bulbring

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Luke and your family are in our thoughts & prayers." - Kilian Family

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ." - AM

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get better soon" - Sivenathi

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "We wish you well with your recovery!" - Aviwe & Alunamida McKeown

  • Oct 05, 2021 - USD $ 33.24
  • "Wishing you well! " - Sam and Ben Streak

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My son Luke aged 9 was attacked by the mother sow when he tried to look at her piglets. Lovemore Park, Eastern Cape.

It was a terrifying and traumatic experience for both of us I thought I was going to see my son killed before my eyes. 

He will be in hospital for at least another two weeks and may need a skin graft. Like so many, we have been struggling to make ends meet during these days of lockdown and do not have medical aid. This is a crippling blow for us. The costs have very quickly escalated beyond our means and any help would be greatly appreciated.