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Michelle's Journey with Pompe Disease

Personal message

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


Donations to date

R 0.00

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Michelle Marais Medical Cause

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Michelle Marais has been diagnosed with pompe disease. She is raising funds to make her life more confortable, as she needs specialised equipment for her daily routine.