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Desperate

Desperate

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My name is Mike Hand, I am 63 years old and live in South Africa. The reason I need funding is to pay for a total knee replacement of my right knee.  But as I reached my 40's things started going backwards. When I went to the doctor they said I can wait at least five years before having the operation done. By this time I could still move around freely and had got an office job at the company I was employed at.

About 10 years ago things really got bad and still, I could not have the operation as I changed jobs and had no medical aid. Unfortunately, now I am in a wheelchair during the day and on crutches at night, I really need this operation done as I am the breadwinner.

My wife had a stroke a couple of months ago and is unable to work, so I need to work as long as possible to look after my wife. I am on a waiting list at a government hospital but still have 5 and a half years left to go for my turn, by that time it will be impossible for me to move around.

Stock: R35 000
Theater x 240min R39 120
HIC x 1 R7 184.90
Surgical Days x 4 R10 559.60
Amount payable to Hospital R91 565.50
No prosthesis, surgeon, anesthetist, physio or any other medical related cost included in the estimated costs.

I come to you guys out of desperation and ask for assistance with this situation I find myself in.  

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the relevant medical practitioner*

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My name is Mike Hand, I am 63 years old and live in South Africa. The reason I need funding is to pay for a total knee replacement of my right knee.