Michelle's Journey with Pompe Disease
- By: Michelle Marais
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/michelle-marais
My name is Michelle Marais. I have been diagnosed with pompe disease. I am raising money for some medical equipment that is needed to make things more comfortable for myself and my disease.
Due to my paralyzed diaphragm, I have to be on oxygen most of the day and use specialized equipment to sleep and to move around. Currently, we need a portable oxygen for when I am not at home or when electricity is off. My shower needs to be adjusted for me because I cannot bath. I have a range of essential items that my medical aid does not cover.
Reaching my target will have a huge impact. It will make life so much easier and less complicated
Funds raised will be used for the following:
Portable oxygen - R25 000
Wheelchair - R6 000
Bipap mask - R2 500 and one spare
Shower grips and slip free mats - R8 000
Medical accounts - R1 000