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Mobilising Marianna

Mobilising Marianna

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My dearest great aunt, Marianna Jacobsz from Cape Town, had to have her leg amputated above the knee in August 2019.

The amputation had a tremendous impact on her family, as she is the life and heart of all of her husband, 5 children, 4 children in law, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild's lives.

Due to many health setbacks, the recovery was slow and challenging. Despite the rocky road, the amputated leg is now healed, and Marianna is ready to mobilise as soon as possible, as muscle contractures and atrophy has already started to set in. Marianna is very positive about her future, and the impact that she could still have on the lives of her family, and others going through the same struggle. She is a remarkable woman with an inner strength that motivates all around her.

Because Marianna is a state pension fund beneficiary with a lack of medical aid, we need all the help we can get in order to help Marianna gain her mobility again. A leg prosthesis and physiotherapy to help her walk again, as well as a wheel chair will cost R250 000. This is far above what she personally can afford. If, however, we can help her to become mobile and more self-sufficient, she can once again regain more financial stability as a home school teacher, like she did before.

Currently, she is mostly house bound as she cannot move up and down stairs to leave her home.

Marianna spent most of her life contributing towards the lives of others, reaching out to those less fortunate and in need of support be it financially or emotionally or spiritually. Being totally reliant upon others is the hardest thing she has ever had to do.

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My dearest great aunt, Marianna Jacobsz from Cape Town, had to have her leg amputated above the knee in August 2019. The amputation had a tremendous impact on her family, as she is the life and heart of all of her husband, 5 children, 4 children in law, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild's lives.