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Meds for Martie 2017

Meds for Martie 2017

Personal message

 

Imagine being diagnosed 'out of the blue' with a rare, terminal, lung disease after having lived a life of international employment and travel, adventure, freedom, and opportunities. Listen around the water cooler at work and you'll hear lots of people complaining about being tired, feeling run down, swelling, gaining weight, and getting dizzy. That is precicely why many people ignore these symptoms, expain them away, or try and fix it with coffee. With only about 25 million people already diagnosed around the world, chances are there are just as many undiagnosed, who think they are simply out of shape. 

Pulmonary Hypertension is an 'orphan disease'. Doctors don't want to treat it, because they can't. Because Pulmonary Hypertension is still a 'rare' disease, the medicine available is super-expensive, only to treat the sypmtoms until a double lung transplant. Having great medical insurance only goes so far, and because this medicine has to be imported to South Africa the insurance companies are legally under no obligation to pay for it. 

Let's spread awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension, help more people get diagnosed, and help Martie raise money to afford her life-saving medication until her new lungs come. 

Maybe you are not out of shape. Maybe your lungs are dying and you just don't know it yet.  

 

 

Donations

  • Jun 28, 2017 - USD $ 16.04
  • "Always wish I could do more, Martie!" - Linda Dunn

  • May 08, 2017 - R 2 410.00
  • "Met baie liefde omdat Hy ons liefhet." - Anoniem

  • Apr 26, 2017 - R 1 902.17
  • "Please let me know if you need more to make this month's costs...we love you Martie!" - Linda

  • Mar 13, 2017 - USD $ 15.97
  • "Love to you, Martie!" - Linda Dunn

  • Mar 01, 2017 - R 514.00
  • "Sterkte, Martie!" - Anneke

  • Feb 27, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Martie, jy bly n inspirasie. Die Here sal sorg x" - Anonymous

  • Feb 27, 2017 - R 50 000.00
  • "Hopefully this will take the stress off for a month, good luck" - Bridget

  • Feb 26, 2017 - R 830.08
  • "Wish I could do more." - Sarah Sener

  • Feb 26, 2017 - R 411.28
  • "Best of luck with your treatment." - Doug

  • Feb 26, 2017 - R 257.05
  • "Niggie, ek commit in geloof omdat ek self die Here op die oomblik vir ons finansies vertrou. Ek bid vir jou!!" - Wilna Smith

  • Feb 25, 2017 - USD $ 52.60
  • "We love you, Martie!" - Linda Dunn

  • Feb 25, 2017 - R 305.12
  • "We are thinking of you!" - Yasemin Birgan

  • Feb 25, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte, Martie!" - Anneke

  • Feb 25, 2017 - USD $ 40.60
  • "All my love, Megan xx" - Megan Yucel

  • Feb 24, 2017 - USD $ 81.69
  • "Sterkte, Martie! Ek dink aan jou." - Annelize

  • Feb 19, 2017 - USD $ 80.55
  • "Best wishes Martie" - Chrissie

  • Feb 09, 2017 - R 110.00
  • "Baie sterkte; ek bid vir jou." - Willemien du Plessis

  • Feb 08, 2017 - USD $ 11.98
  • "Much love to you, Martie!" - Linda Dunn

  • Jan 21, 2017 - R 699.18
  • "Best wishes from a friend" - Anonymous

  • Jan 19, 2017 - USD $ 10.00
  • "From Holland, I wish you all the best. " - Marianne

  • Jan 15, 2017 - R 200.00
  • "You are incredibly strong. And radiant! XO" - Colleen Martin

  • Jan 12, 2017 - USD $ 76.56
  • "Psalm 118:17" - Anon

  • Jan 11, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Baie sterkte. God is getrou." - Marlene Fourie

  • Jan 09, 2017 - USD $ 38.47
  • "Dink aan jou elke dag!" - Marie van der Merwe

  • Jan 07, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of you. " - Annie

  • Jan 07, 2017 - USD $ 53.86
  • "Wishing you the best." - Ann S. (Friend of Margaretha's)

  • Jan 07, 2017 - USD $ 15.39
  • "Praying for you!" - Henk

  • Jan 06, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "+" - Anonymous

  • Jan 06, 2017 - USD $ 36.75
  • "Liefde vir jou!" - Lorette

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Donations to date

R 67 167.63

Fundraising target

R 21 000.00
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Medication for a rare disease is extremely expensive, even with excellent private health insurance. Of the 17 internationally approved treatment methods for pulmonary hypertension only 1 is available in South Africa. As the disease progresses, more medication and combinations of medication is needed to help get the patient to their double lung transplant in the best possible physical condition they can be in to survive the transplant.