Sarahbel Palsy (Sarah Anne Wiggill)
- By: Cindy-Lee Bailey
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/sarah
My name is Cindy-lee Bailey and I'm trying to raise funds for a brave, young child named, Sarah Anne Wiggill, who at the age of 3 has gone through many difficulties since her birth and faces challenges with each new day. At 3, Sarah, is still unable to walk, crawl, sit, stand, is partially blind, struggles to chew, swallow or go to the bathroom, is non-verbal and restricted to a wheelchair. She has been diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. It's a condition that affects all four limbs (both arms and legs) causing jerking motions and stiffness in the joints. She also has cortial blindness, severe constipation where daily stool loosening medications are needed aswell as pain medication to control her pain and she suffers from epilepsy.
Sarah's life is very limited and we would like her to get the best out of life with the limited time she has. Despite the many difficulties and challenges she faces daily, she still wakes up happy every morning, with a smile on her face and ready to face the day, whole-heartedly. Everyday is a happy day for Sarah despite of her many challenges, difficulties and limitations. You can see her strength and positivity through her persistence in overcoming her daily challenges. I wish that I could be as strong, positive and brave in facing life's hardships as she is. She is such a strong, brave young child with alot of joy and has a heart made of gold. She is loved and adored by all that know her.
The most precious journey a women takes is bringing children into this world. The sweet rewards you gain from pregnancy to their first steps.
My cousin, Candice Wiggill, and her husband, David, were blessed with twins and a healthy pregnancy. Unfortunately due to complications of pre-eclampsia she was rushed to have an emergency c-section just past 26 weeks. This is where her beautiful journey took a turn for the worst and became challenging, frightening and testing her moments in life.
After 66 days in NICU with ample setbacks, Candice, welcomed home two beautiful twin girls that weighed only 1.1kg and 1.5kg. The first few months were dedicated to expressing and feeding them every three hours. Not everyone knows the behind the scenes of being a dedicated and proud parent to micro premie babies. Not everyone knows that between all the hospital stays my cousin had to continue her cake business to meet financial burdens. Imagine doing 10 - 15 novelty cakes a weekend after a c-section and still travelling between Queenstown and East London taking turns to be there for her babies.
At 8 months the smaller twin, Sarah, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Candice honestly had no idea what to expect. She still imagined a close to normal life just with many challenges, however as time passed by she got a more accurate diagnosis. Sarah was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which effects all four limbs (both arms and legs). She also has cortial blindness, suffers from epilepsy and has to use stool loosing medication daily.
As a family, Candice, has done everything to help her reach her full potential. She still has hope that one day she will be more independent and get to enjoy the simpler things in life that we may take for granted.
At 3, Sarah is such a strong, brave, young child and can teach one a lot by her bravery in fighting this illness. You will always see her with the biggest smile on her face, no matter how much pain she has. If you having a bad day then Sarah will brighten and cheer you up with her smile.
At this stage, caring for Sarah costs a lot. My cousin still continues to do cakes however has a second job to try to meet all the financial requirements but it is still not enough to care for Sarah and for the family to live day to day. This unfortunately, also means that my cousin only sleeps 5 hours a day, is constantly working, 7 days a week and doesn't have any extra time for her family, at all.
I have created this funding page to raise funds to help relieve some of the families burdens and financial stress. If you feel that you can contribute with prayers or a donation, it will help in the biggest way you could ever imagine. All funds will help increase Sarah's therapy, assist with medical debs and monthly expenses but also take my cousin back to that beautiful journey of parenting and family.
Just Sarah's monthly expenses are about R20 000 excluding doctors, specialists, scans, x-rays and blood tests.
I would like to contribute R20 000 to help them for a month and another R10 000 towards paying off some of their existing medical debts.
If I can reach my goal by the end of February 2020 then I will be grateful and very thankful to everyone that contributed and I'm sure that they will be just as thankful by the support from you.
The funds will be used to pay for:
•Medical aid (R4000 monthly)
•Sarah's 24 hour carer Cynthia (R4000 monthly)
•Physiotherapy (R1500 per session)
•Trips to East London to see doctors (R1500 per trip)
•Formula (R500 per month)
•Nappies (R600 per month)
•Equipment for Sarah (varies, ie; wheelchair, splints)
•Doctors and specialists (varies)
•Medication (Melatonin, multivitamins, stillpane, dulphalac, epilem = R1000 monthly)
•Blood tests (varies)
•Previous medical debts
Funds raised will go into a separate savings account linked to my FNB account until the target is reached then I will transfer the donation into Sarah's personal account, opened specifically for donations.
If you are unable to contribute a cash donation then any other form of donations will gladly be appreciated. Please contact me on: 083 375 4413 or 082 054 0901 to arrange.
You can follow Sarah on her Facebook page: Sarahbel Palsy
Sarah Medical Cause
My name is Cindy-lee Bailey and I'm trying to raise funds for Sarah who at the age of 3 is unable to crawl, walk, sit, stand, is non - verbal and restricted to a wheelchair. She has been diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy which effects all 4 limbs (both arms and the legs). She also has cortial blindness, severe constipation and epilepsy.