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Medical assistance for Polani

Medical assistance for Polani

Personal message

Hi Everyone

It has been almost 5 months since Polani was diagnosed with the brain virus infection. Much has happened during these past 5 months and it has been challenging to say the least.

Firstly, thank you sincerely to each and everyone that have contributed. I honestly dont know where we would have been today if it was not for your support.

We have made contact with a special group of people that help children and adults that have brain injuries. They have been fantastic in the information and practical support they have given me thus far.

They are coming to South Africa in 15-17 February. I have booked a place at their training conference ($1,400) to learn how to help Polani with your help. Thank you.

They also offer a 2 day personal evaluation linked to a 6 month program. I really hope that we can find the funds to enrol Polani on this program. It is a large amount but what i have seen to date, they are truely experts at what they are doing and have helped so many other families. It is $5,600 for the personal evaluation for Polani. Below is a description of the evaluation program:

2-DAY EVALUATION APPOINTMENTS
The second step offered for our families, is our 2 day Evaluation, followed with six months of Clinical care; you will have The Family Hope Center team, partnering with you through the program.
Below is a typical schedule for one of these two-day visits.

First Day
o Complete history of your child at the first (and each subsequent) visit
o Comprehensive neurological and functional evaluation by The Family Hope Center’s clinical team using our unique Integrative and Developmental Progression (IDP) chart, which measures vision, reading, learning, hearing, tactility, mobility, language, and emotional and social development
o Meeting with Medical Director to review all bodily systems
o Neurological diagnosis—covering the degree and location within the brain of the child’s dysfunction—is presented and discussed
o Continuing education of each child’s specific needs by our clinical team
o Cranial sacral and fascia evaluation and session
Second Day
o Overview of the child’s new comprehensive neurological treatment plan
o Review of an individualized education, learning and language program in which parents are taught how to develop and improve their child’s language and communication skills, including reading, writing and learning
o Detailed instruction of a sensory program in which parents learn to help develop the sensory pathways that correspond to their child’s diagnosis
o Development of a social and emotional program plan, including its practical application, together with the parents and clinical team
o An individually designed, outlined and taught nutrition program
o An individually designed, outlined, and demonstrated physical program session, in which parents are taught how to provide the environment and motivation that will give their child maximum opportunity to reach the next level of neurological function (for example, from no ability to move to learning how to move independently; from crawling on the belly to creeping on the hands and knees; from creeping to learning how to take steps and begin to walk; from walking poorly to walking easily and well; and from an inability to run to running). This program often combines several elements to develop breathing, coordination, strength and balance together
o An individually designed, outlined, demonstrated and taught physiological and respiration program
o Cranial sacral and fascia session
o Orthopedic gait analysis to help determine whether the child would benefit from physiological arch supports to help improve overall gait function
What is the cost of the 2 day evaluation in South Africa? The cost of the Evaluation and Six months of Clinical support is: $5600.00
This payment is due at the time of scheduling.

 

 

As you can see, this is a unique opportunity and I wish and hope you can help and also share this message so we can raise these funds to book it for Polani.

 

As for the other expenses that we use the funding, i have updated the previous list to show the update on Changes:

Funds raised will help cover:

  • We have a daily carer that takes care of my wife. Current cost is R 8000 per month. This will in a few weeks need to be stepped up to a 24 hour care basis. 
  • Occupational therapist - The medical aid has been abled to assist with3 months worth of treatment.
  • Physiotherapist - We are doing this ourselves
  • Neurotherapy - R 3000/month
  • Neurologist & Psychiatrist visits - This is now covered by medical aid
  • Medicine and supplements - This has increased to almost R4500 / month
  • Special dietary requirements - +- R 2500/month
  • Consumable items for her personal care such as diapers, linen savers etc - I am happy to report that these are no longer necessary.
  • We will still have to find excercise equipment but for the moment while the weather is good we are coping without it.
  • Then there is a host of neorol therapeutical items that will enhance and promote her well being. This is estimated at R 46 000 to buy the equipment. We have purchased some small items.

Donations

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Hang in there, you are stronger than you think." - Anonymous

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you and the family strength and a full recovery. DINK heeled aan julle xxx" - https://www.backabuddy.co.za/medical-assistance-fo

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Praying every day, guys!!" - Erika

  • Feb 27, 2019 - USD $ 152.08
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you ????????" - A Klomp

  • Feb 24, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Ons bid saam met julle. " - Anon

  • Feb 18, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "sending much love and strength to you all" - Anonymous

  • Feb 16, 2019 - USD $ 13.46
  • "Wishing Polani a quick full recover " - Anon

  • Feb 16, 2019 - USD $ 71.08
  • "We hope this helps you and your family; much love Pete, Kim, Mia & Danny" - Pete & Kim

  • Feb 16, 2019 - USD $ 14.96
  • "I don’t know you but will hold you in my thoughts " - Kim feitelberg

  • Feb 14, 2019 - R 3 045.00
  • "HOOP!" - James en Lente

  • Feb 14, 2019 - USD $ 64.70
  • "Thinking of you and your family x" - Vesna Pamment

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "??" - Manina

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Peace with God begins with Faith in Christ" - Mari

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Dink aan julle" - Suné

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 411.28
  • "Sterkte met die road to recovery" - Francois en Lisa

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Dink aan julle" - Anonymous

  • Feb 12, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Praying " - Anonymous Gene Louw

  • Feb 12, 2019 - R 304.50
  • "xxx" - Anoniem

  • Feb 11, 2019 - USD $ 617.46
  • "x" - Anonymous

  • Feb 10, 2019 - USD $ 77.20
  • "Ons bid vir vir volkome genesing en herstel. Mag die Here 'n groot wonderwerk doen in julle lewe!! Xxx" - Anonymous

  • Feb 05, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Thinking of the family in these trying times!!" - Alan & Elize

  • Feb 05, 2019 - R 3 000.00
  • "xx" - Pierre Badenhorst

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ek hoop jy word gou beter Polani, dink aan jou." - Anon

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Praying every day, guys!!" - Erika

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "Wishing you and the family strength and a full recovery. DINK heeled aan julle xxx" - https://www.backabuddy.co.za/medical-assistance-fo

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 660.00
  • "You are in my thoughts and prayers, my fellow Protea. Sending you love, light and laughter. " - Sihle Hlophe

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Dink aan julle, glo Polani sal vinnig herstel" - Nihan & Stella

  • Jan 24, 2019 - USD $ 86.87
  • "All the best Polani, thinking of you!" - Matthew Wex

  • Jan 24, 2019 - USD $ 38.08
  • "All the best." - Anonymous

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Always in our hearts ?? " - Anonymous

  • Jan 24, 2019 - USD $ 78.43
  • "Baie sterkte! Jare laas kontak gehad, maar Karlieners staan saam! Liefde" - T

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ons hou aan bid vir genesing. " - Leon & Jeanne

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "Thinking of you and your family Xx" - Anonymous

  • Jan 07, 2019 - R 160.00
  • "I hope and pray for a speedy recovery for Polani. May God bless your family " - anonymous

  • Jan 01, 2019 - USD $ 72.57
  • "Get well soon Polanie x" - Liezel Bezuidenhout

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "Praying every day, guys!!" - Erika

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Hope you get better soon xx" - Robyn

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Wishing you and the family strength and a full recovery. DINK heeled aan julle xxx" - https://www.backabuddy.co.za/medical-assistance-fo

  • Dec 27, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the excellent recovery. You are loved and blessed xx" - Ron

  • Dec 27, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Praying" - Ballet mom

  • Dec 25, 2018 - USD $ 63.66
  • "So baie sterkte Polani en familie xxx" - Anonymous

  • Dec 14, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "Praying every day, guys!!" - Erika

  • Dec 14, 2018 - USD $ 37.08
  • "God bless and may you find all the strenght you need x" - Xx

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 74.45
  • "I pray for you and your family! Stay strong " - Carla Caballero Branch

  • Dec 12, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "??jou!!!" - Jax

  • Dec 04, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Get well soon" - Anonymous

  • Dec 02, 2018 - USD $ 98.60
  • "Praying for a full recovery." - Anonymous

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Wishing you and the family strength and a full recovery. DINK heeled aan julle xxx" - https://www.backabuddy.co.za/medical-assistance-fo

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Hope you get better soon xx" - Robyn

  • Nov 28, 2018 - USD $ 63.42
  • "I hope that everyday will bring a little more hope and prosperity. xx" - Noeline van der Berg

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Hang in there, you are stronger than you think." - Liezel

  • Nov 27, 2018 - USD $ 75.60
  • "Ons bid vir genesing" - Francois en Rolene

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Ons bid vir volkome genesing vir Polani, baie sterkte " - Leon & Jeanne

  • Nov 26, 2018 - USD $ 178.84
  • "Hi mater, ons dink & bid vir jou, Hein, julle kids en familie. Hoop jy word vinnig gesond!" - Stephan & Luciel Kruger

  • Nov 18, 2018 - USD $ 77.24
  • "Sterkte, dit kan net beter word xxxx" - Karin Otto

  • Nov 14, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Ons hou aan om vir jou te bid xxx" - Vriendin

  • Nov 11, 2018 - USD $ 698.04
  • "Ons bid en vertrou dat Polani sal beter word. Baie sterkte daar. Ons bid vir jou en die kinders." - Anonymous

  • Nov 07, 2018 - USD $ 20.00
  • "You are a beautiful beacon of light, Polani. Best wishes for your recovery!" - Croix Provence

  • Nov 07, 2018 - USD $ 298.11
  • "For your health and Polani's, Hein. Take care of yourself as well. Your world community sends strength to you. " - Caroline Humphrey

  • Nov 07, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Baie sterkte!" - Marié

  • Nov 07, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Trusting God!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 07, 2018 - R 1 116.50
  • "All the best on your road to recovery." - Anonymous

  • Nov 06, 2018 - USD $ 37.16
  • "Sterkte vir julle almal" - Isabel

  • Nov 06, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sterkte" - N Leach

  • Nov 06, 2018 - R 1 600.00
  • "Best wishes for a full recovery" - Elena Kohl

  • Nov 05, 2018 - R 1 049.68
  • "Baie sterkte Poland en familie x" - Helande

  • Nov 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie sterkte daar vriende! " - Poenster

  • Nov 05, 2018 - R 3 340.76
  • "Ons bid vir julle" - K&A

  • Nov 04, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte" - Ryno

  • Nov 04, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Dink aan jou maatjie... Baie liefde! ×××" - Belinda

  • Nov 04, 2018 - USD $ 14.71
  • "Sterkte, Polani. xxx" - Barbara-Ann

  • Nov 04, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie sterkte" - Elsabé du Toit

  • Nov 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Julle is in ons gebede" - Andrea

  • Nov 04, 2018 - USD $ 36.77
  • "Sterkte" - Anon

  • Nov 03, 2018 - USD $ 14.71
  • "get better lovely lady" - Rudolf Buitendach

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 1 015.00
  • "Sending you and the family love and strength" - Dale and margs

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "God's blessings in your recovery! " - Veronica

  • Nov 02, 2018 - USD $ 36.51
  • "Sal jou opdra in gebed" - Lizanne Pelham

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Lief en bede vir jou Polani" - Fanie Gouws

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Toets betaling" - Nandi Toets

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Dink aan julle. Strongs x x x " - Gerald & Rika

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte julle" - Stephni

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Hang in there, you are stronger than you think." - Anonymous

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Dink aan julle. Mag Polani gou weer op die been wees." - Stranddiens

  • Nov 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Julle is in ons gebede!" - Istelle

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Dink aan julle. Sterkte x" - Will & Marike

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Dink aan jou en jou familie x" - San

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Word gou gesond!" - Karliener

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte aan die hele familie....." - Emdri

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thoughts are with Polani & family xx" - Anonymous

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you and the family strength and a full recovery. DINK heeled aan julle xxx" - https://www.backabuddy.co.za/medical-assistance-fo

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Please recover quickly Polani we need that brain of yours to tell us stories" - Paco Wiser

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "Light and love" - Anonymous

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Sterkte Polani en gesin!" - JP

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Ek stap elke tree saam met jou. " - Anonymous

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Hope you get better soon xx" - Robyn

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "xxx" - Karliener

  • Oct 31, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "All the best" - Anon

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "You are much in my thoughts." - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2018 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Xx" - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2018 - USD $ 35.82
  • "Thinking of you and sending love and hoping for complete healing" - Cate

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "sending loving strength " - M .. anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Dink aan julle." - Tertius Kapp

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for full recovery" - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Dink aan Polanie en gesin...." - w.zijlsrtrau

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Polani, all the very best for your recovery. " - Alan & Charlene

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "GLO" - Mariska

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Jesaja 41 :10" - Karliener

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stay positive! x" - Marais en Delayne

  • Oct 30, 2018 - USD $ 148.99
  • "Hoop dit help." - Carla

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Mag jy ten volle herstel. xxx" - Nicola

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 770.51
  • "In my gedagtes, altyd!??" - Noeline

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "To God be the glory " - Friend

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Ons gebede is met Polani en famielie! " - Johanita Kleingeld

  • Oct 29, 2018 - USD $ 14.41
  • "Praying for a speedy FULL recovery xxx" - Snymans ??

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Polani was diagnosed with a brain virus that has had a profound impact on her ability to engage the world coherently and continues to impact her and her loved ones' quality of life. The road to full recovery requires daily medical intervention that is not covered through medical insurance and which cannot be sustained through personal finance.

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