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Mike MND Fund

Mike MND Fund

Personal message

Tanja and I met through our kids participating in Judo. Tanja is a bubbly friendly person I and I could not believe that someone with so many problems can be so up and going.

Tanja is 31 she and Mike met in early 2007. Married from 2009. They have a daughter Bella together. Mike was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease on 19 October 2017. The worse of this is No-one knows what causes MND – it just happens. There is also no cure for MND right now, but scientists all over the world are working to find one.

Tanja stopped working to look after Mike but started working again now February 2019, because of all the expenses they have. Her mother Joey and father Leon is staying with them in a flat to assist where they can.

Bella is also a friendly helpful daughter and she is struggling with all of this and it’s getting worse by the day. A 9-year-old kid that must handle and see her dad struggling and fading away cannot be nice. Mike is using a medical bed and Bypap machine currently. It already 2 years struggles and it’s not getting better but worse by the day.

Message from Tanja
My husband Michael Segalla 48 was diagnosed with MND October 2017 and had a life expectancy of 12 months. MND is a rare condition that damage parts of the nervous system this leads to muscle weakness in simple words mean you lose use of your arms, legs, speech, swallowing and even breathing, there is no cure for this disease He already has lost use of his legs; he has lost strength in his arms he cannot sit anymore without support, He has been bedridden 17 months.

He needs to have permanent care, trying his best to stay positive for me and our daughter who is only 9 years old. I am writing you this letter as we need help to make things a little easier and less stressful for him while he is still with us as every moment is precious and a blessing to have him with us, but he is very concerned about keeping our heads above water, He has always been the main breadwinner in our family and, with daily and medical expenses keep going up and up we are struggling.

I started working in February 2019 but even with the job, I do not earn enough to cover all the expenses. We need about R24,000.00 for medical expenses. I am playing around with my credit cards to be able to pay most of the costs. Bella my daughter was participating in Judo but stopped to spend more time at home. She is a top student and her marks is great.

I must thank you that the school fees are non-existence because school is given Bella a grant. The municipality is covering the Rates and Taxes. We are now on Prepaid electricity but still comes to R3,000.00 a month because of the needs with the bed and Bypap machine running 24/7

If there is anything you can do for my family it would be a God send.

Funds will be used to cover:
1. Tanja FBN using overdraft of R12,600.00
2. Mike Absa credit card outstanding now R22,624.90 but using every month
3. Funeral Plan R452.01
4. Insurance - life policy Outsurance R1808.88
5. Cell phone R271.34
6. Prepaid Electricity R3000.00
7. Medical aid R4869.00
8. Any extra expenses that the medical aid is not covering 
9. One life - life policy R1208.82

Donations

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Bless you and your lovely family" - ANON

  • May 22, 2019 - R 3 000.00
  • "Hi Mike, Our prayers are with you and your family. Be strong my friend. All our Love Jaime and Mariza" - Jaime Vilela

  • May 22, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "???? " - Rj

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Donations to date

R 4 542.30

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00
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Tanja is 31 she and Mike met early 2007. Married from 2009. They have a daughter Bella together. Mike was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease 19 October 2017. The worse of this is No-one knows what causes MND – it just happens. There is also no cure for MND right now, but scientists all over the world is working to find one.