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A Break and Support for Josh and His Mom

A Break and Support for Josh and His Mom

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Josh was born at 26 weeks and was a micro prem baby. He did not reach any milestones and by the time he was 7 months old he started having seizures and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  He is a lovely child always happy and understands people and joins in for a laugh when somebody makes a joke.  
He is severely physically disabled, cannot talk but seems to understand and I understand him and his needs fully.
Josh and his mom, Denise, have been inseparable for 13 years.  


He has had many operations throughout his lifetime being a Nissen fundoplication, two feeding tubes, gastric volvulus operation in December 2021 which saw him in hospital many times throughout 2021, Botox procedures, status epilepticus which he nearly died from in January 2020 and had to be intubated and ventilated, tendon lengthening, and childhood operations as well like tonsils and adenoids.  He is truly so strong and a huge inspiration to all around him and always manages to smile in these trying times.  His hips have dislocated but we cannot fix them as Joshua has von willebrands disease a bleeding disorder.
Denise lost her job in May 2021 and has been struggling and worrying non-stop about how to pay the medical aid and it worries her daily now as funds are depleting rapidly. The medical aid pays for his nappies, wet wipes, syringes, chronic medication as he is on 3 medications for his cerebral palsy and a vast amount of other things that literally keep him alive.  


Denise has been unable to seek work as Joshua is a full day task and cannot do anything for himself.  She's in desperate need of help in order to assist her with a break in life, to get a daycare for special needs and a few months medical aid assistance for Joshua for a few months in order for her to start looking for work to support her precious boy, who is fragile.  Joshua had a very bad fall on the 17th of February when the locking mechanism that holds the top part of his wheelchair to the bottom failed and he was injured in this fall.  It was very traumatic for both him and Denise, and they're requesting a helping hand so that they can get back to work and support their son like she's previously been able to.  The medical aid is even more critical now after this very bad fall as he needs maxillofacial surgery now.  He is going better after the fall on the 17th but requires dental work now.  I have been an excellent hands-on mom since his birth.
Denise lives in constant anxiety mode as without his medical aid he has had problems in the past that without his medical aid he would be in trouble.

 
Please, from a broken-hearted mother, assist if you can. 

Donations

  • May 31, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "May G-d bless you with strength. " - Ronel

  • May 25, 2022 - R 1 580.00
  • "

    All the best

    " - Easter

  • Apr 17, 2022 - USD $ 136.56
  • "Love from Cindi " - Cindi

  • Mar 25, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    We Love You. God Bless You!

    " - Dehrmann Family

  • Mar 21, 2022 - USD $ 68.00
  • "Hi Josh, you have an awesome mom (I'm sure you know that), and I really hope this helps a little. From one CP dude to another. Love Bjørn and the Jensen's in Denmark." - The Jensen family

  • Mar 21, 2022 - USD $ 13.37
  • "May God give you strength and heal your beautiful son" - Belinda Cadle

  • Mar 20, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You in our thoughts" - Max

  • Mar 20, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "My thoughts are with you " - Bailey Bezuidenhout

  • Mar 20, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "From a fellow CP boy with much love" - Kyle

  • Mar 18, 2022 - USD $ 33.51
  • "️" - Fritzlee Roos

  • Mar 18, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Coutts Construction

  • Mar 18, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you" - Lauren Schoeman

  • Mar 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Heal up strong!

    " - Yannis

  • Mar 07, 2022 - USD $ 32.44
  • "Wishing you all the best " - Anonymous

  • Mar 06, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lots of love .. The Finlays" - Finlay

  • Mar 05, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "May God bless you" - Jannette Vorster

  • Mar 03, 2022 - R 1 500.00
  • "Best wishes." - Kathy Scoble

  • Mar 03, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    God Bless

    " - Alex

  • Mar 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Praying for you Denise and Josh" - Helia

  • Mar 01, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Denise & Josh. " - WealthUp Team

  • Mar 01, 2022 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Wishing you strength in these difficult times" - Peter

  • Mar 01, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you a swift recovery. Sending you strength." - Chris

  • Mar 01, 2022 - USD $ 65.01
  • "God bless. " - Anonymous

  • Mar 01, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Prayers are with you Denise and Josh.

    " - Lisa

  • Mar 01, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "Stay strong, you are not alone! God bless you, amen." - Antony

  • Mar 01, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Speedy Recovery Josh" - Peter

  • Mar 01, 2022 - USD $ 65.01
  • "Praying for both of you xx" - Tanya-Leigh

  • Mar 01, 2022 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Thinking of your family " - Anonymous

  • Feb 28, 2022 - USD $ 974.28
  • "Thinking of you and Josh. With Lots of Love." - The James Family

  • Feb 28, 2022 - USD $ 64.95
  • "Gods richest blessings on you both" - L&A

  • Feb 28, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are always in our thoughts Denise and Josh, we love you both xxx" - Gordon and Melissa

  • Feb 28, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Sending love" - Jolene

  • Feb 28, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you both success and good health " - Louise

  • Feb 28, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "D, I will try and assist as much as I can when I can " - Margarita

  • Feb 28, 2022 - USD $ 64.95
  • "Thinking of the family " - Anonymous

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