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Healing for Penny

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Penelope Elizabeth Fraser. She is my dear friend and incredible musician. She is the principal bassoonist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic orchestra.

Penny is in need of urgent medical intervention. Her gall bladder and hip have been troubling her for many years and she is in constant pain. She needs to have her gall bladder removed as it may rupture and her hip is in the end stage and about to collapse.

I am hoping to raise in the next 4 to 8 weeks enough money for her to have the Gall Bladder operation as that is an immediate and desperate concern. She is holding on now but it could rupture at any moment and then we lose her. This operation will cost anything between 40K to 60K in Zar.

The second operation which needs to happen after her Gall bladder operation is her hip replacement. Her hip is now at the end stage and can collapse at any moment. All the cartilage is gone and it is bone on bone which is incredibly painful. Her doctor's report says there is necrosis and she needs to have an MRI.

This operation can cost anything from 160K to 200K in Zar.

She will also need to have a recovery period after this and see a physio. That is why I put the fundraising at R300 000.

Donating to this campaign will mean that Penny's life will be saved and she will live a life free from pain.

She is an incredible person who has done so much for me and countless others and deserves to live a normal life and receive healing.

Gall bladder surgery = R60 000
Hip replacement =R160 000
Recovery and Physio= +-R80 000

Donations

  • Sep 15, 2021 - USD $ 13.96
  • "Please support Penny, I've known her for many years. A fine musician. " - Michael Hankinson

  • Sep 15, 2021 - USD $ 35.35
  • "Sorry you have had to suffer so much, Penny. Good luck! X" - Odette

  • Dec 21, 2020 - USD $ 41.16
  • "Still thinking of you, Penny. " - Odette B

  • Dec 17, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best wishes." - Gerrit

  • Dec 14, 2020 - USD $ 23.14
  • "Hope you will be right as rain again soon! Sending love for a full and speedy recovery xx" - Janet de Kretser

  • Nov 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Keep well Penny

    " - Jobin

  • Nov 10, 2020 - USD $ 13.11
  • "Glad you're through the gallbladder op, Pen." - LKJ

  • Nov 06, 2020 - USD $ 31.72
  • "Now for the next operation! " - Odette B

  • Oct 18, 2020 - USD $ 70.92
  • "We hope this helps you find some good health." - Heather and Peter Francis

  • Oct 13, 2020 - USD $ 332.00
  • "Hoping for successful surgery and a speedy recovery " - Jacqui

  • Oct 12, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "May you have a speedy recovery!" - Carel

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 30.35
  • "All the best for a smooth op and recovery! lots of love." - Catherine Hall

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 607.00
  • "Hope the operation goes well." - TnT.A

  • Oct 11, 2020 - USD $ 12.14
  • "Thinking of you, Penny. Get well soon." - Camron Andrews

  • Oct 05, 2020 - USD $ 60.46
  • "with love" - Marshall Family

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    We hope you are fixed up and healed soon. Best wishes Rose and Charles Thomas

    " - C+R Thomas

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "Here’s a small contribution towards your good health Penny" - Helen

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery! " - Anonymous

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Be strong!

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 21, 2020 - USD $ 39.94
  • "Good luck Penny. xx" - Ayo Abbas

  • Sep 19, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 19, 2020 - USD $ 72.85
  • "Sending our love and prayers dear Penny. " - Carly and Bryan

  • Sep 19, 2020 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Hoping for a mercurial recovery <3" - Leyla Zamora

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 10 000.00
  • "Wishing Penny a speedy and full recovery. " - Carolyn Steyn

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 125.00
  • "Please, recover soon and never feel pain again! Much love from Victor" - Victor Yampolsky

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "

    Wishing you a speedy, and complete recovery!

    " - JWH

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "Wishing you well" - Janet Wilhelm

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Best wishes

    " - Polina Burdukova

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Best of luck penny! You cant drive on bumpy pilanesberg roads with a sore hip!

    " - Bradley Lithgow

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 1 080.00
  • "

    dear penny, wishing you all the best for a magical, wonderful intervention and healing. love, pritam

    " - pritam khalsa

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Hope you recover soon. Keep on keeping on. " - Anonymous

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    With lots of love!

    " - Miro & Susan

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Wishing you a speedy recovery

    " - JT

  • Sep 14, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Penny is an inspiration.

    " - Liesl

  • Sep 13, 2020 - USD $ 29.85
  • "The JPO needs you, we need to hear you perform again, healthy and free from pain xx" - Janet and Jeremy de Kretser

  • Sep 13, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "Praying for your healing." - God's Child

  • Sep 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Penny" - Anonymous

  • Sep 13, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Strenght to you Penny. And love for a good recovery " - Bernhard and Shirley

  • Sep 13, 2020 - R 8 000.00
  • "Thank you for helping Penny. " - Carolyn Steyn

  • Sep 13, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck and hope you recover soon! " - Anonymous

  • Sep 13, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Hey Penny, Wishing you successful treatment and a speedy recovery.. *Hugz*" - James A Lillis

  • Sep 13, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "get well soon hope this helps for your procedures" - Sasha

  • Sep 12, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Hope this all happens as speedily as possible, dear Penny. And you are working so hard!" - Marie-Lais Emond

  • Sep 12, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery dearest Penny xx" - Kerryn

  • Sep 12, 2020 - USD $ 567.24
  • "Sending lots of love, healing and light. Love Leigh, Riaan and the boys x" - Leigh De Bruin

  • Sep 12, 2020 - USD $ 145.95
  • "Sending all my love and wishes for a speedy recovery xxx" - Robyn

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 750.00
  • "Here's to your full recovery Pen. Love Les x" - Lesley S

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 10 000.00
  • "Heal well dear Penny xxx" - Noon and Stu

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "I hope you get all the help you need x" - John Walton

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 700.00
  • "Get better soonest!!! Thinking of you!" - Sabine

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 119.33
  • "Wishing you everything of the best!" - Robert

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Donating 2 BCH & 2 BVC cryptocurrencies directly" - Satoshi Nakamoto

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 29.83
  • "Please help Penny, especially as she needs to be able to continue her fantastic music outreach work which requires good health." - Michael Hankinson

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 38.81
  • "All the best" - Clive Bilby

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 38.78
  • "Thinking of you. X" - O.B.

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 11.93
  • "Please get well Penny. " - Heather

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Hi Penny and Khanyi, I hope and pray for healing and for a full recovery. Sending lots of love:)" - Song

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 4 000.00
  • "All the best Penny. Wishing you a pain free life.." - Dawn Mthombeni

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 34.00
  • "Big love to you, dear Pen. Hope you are soon on the mend!" - LKJ

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I don’t have much to give, but it is given with love, care and healing prayer!" - Natalie Bentley

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Be healed Penny" - Gilda

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 119.33
  • "Penny, I hope you reach your target. We need you!!!" - Merryl

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 59.75
  • "Hoping for your full recovery. I hope this helps!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 10, 2020 - R 3 000.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery from pain, Penny!" - Steve J

  • Sep 10, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "For a beautiful soul" - Tanya

  • Sep 10, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "Savanna winds love Penny" - Savanna winds

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Donations to date

R 112 738.90

Fundraising target

R 300 000.00
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Penelope Elizabeth Fraser. She is my dear friend and incredible musician. She is the principal bassoonist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic orchestra.

Penny is in need of urgent medical intervention. Her gall bladder and hip have been troubling her for many years and she is in constant pain. She needs to have her gall bladder removed as it may rupture and her hip is in the end stage and about to collapse.

I am hoping to raise in the next 4 to 8 weeks enough money for her to have the Gall Bladder operation as that is an immediate and desperate concern. She is holding on now but it could rupture at any moment and then we lose her. This operation will cost anything between 40K to 60K in Zar.