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Send Zylan to School

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Zylan was born in December 2012. He developed normally until the age of 2 when his Mom, Monique, works at our coffee shop, noticed that he had become distant and stopped communicating with the family. He was not responding to sounds so his mother took him for a hearing test at Red Cross Hospital. The test showed no hearing problems. His Mom became desperate. No creche would take him as he was not potty trained. Zylan began speaking at the age of 3 but only in 2 word sentences. By the age of 4, he was finally potty trained.   

His Mom took him to another doctor, desperate for answers. The doctor referred him to Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital for  evaluation and he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was a huge relief to finally know what was wrong with her little boy.

Zylan has been accepted at Autism Connect Learning Centre in Mitchells Plain for 2019. The only problem for the family is how to afford the fees.

Zylan is an intelligent child. He loves learning new things. He is fascinated by robots, cars and building blocks. He has attended sponsored sessions of speech and occupational therapy which have helped him to interact more with his family. Zylan's Mom believes he is destined for great things in his life. 

Where do you come in?

The monthly school fees are R2750 fee plus R700 for transport. It would be wonderful if we could cover the costs of schooling for Zylan, at least for his first year.

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to Autism Connect*

Donations

  • Nov 09, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Thanks Lauren and Alison for supporting our auction" - Alison and Lauren

  • Nov 05, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    Well done to Zylan's Mom.

    " - Anonymous

  • Nov 03, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck" - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2019 - R 1 260.00
  • "Thanks everyone for supporting our auction" - M Craig, Denise, Lauren, Flora, Julie Mentor

  • Oct 27, 2019 - R 150.00
  • "Hope this can help you on your journey" - Rynette Louw

  • Oct 25, 2019 - R 290.00
  • "Good to hear that you are happy at school" - Caron Heynes

  • Oct 25, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "." - Anon

  • Oct 25, 2019 - R 144.23
  • "

    in honour of Siv Ngesi’s birthday.

    " - Toni

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Education is the biggest gift" - Pam Thomson

  • Oct 21, 2019 - R 1 500.00
  • "Hope this gets the ball rolling to make up the extra required." - Anonymous

  • Oct 18, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela. " - Toni Snow

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 750.00
  • "Good to hear that you are happy at school" - Liesl Zulkhe

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 350.00
  • "Enjoy school!" - Kath Wimbush

  • Sep 30, 2019 - USD $ 32.99
  • "Good luck " - Mike

  • Aug 21, 2019 - USD $ 8.00
  • "Julie - Happy birthday" - Alison K

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Enjoy school!" - Ann Morton

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Julie birthday " - Spencer, Penny & Riley

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • ":) " - Mich Julie bday

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Hope this can help you on your journey" - Claire, Maya and Donut

  • Aug 18, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "Education is the biggest gift" - Mikayla and Kiwi

  • Aug 16, 2019 - R 220.00
  • "Hope this can help you on your journey" - Ann Morton

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Glad you are enjoying school" - Rynette Louw

  • Aug 09, 2019 - R 550.00
  • "Hope this can help you on your journey" - Ann Morton

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Education is the biggest gift" - Jackie

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 1 400.00
  • "Hope this can help you on your journey" - Caroline

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Enjoy school!" - Maya

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "?" - Joy

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Go well Zylan????????" - Diane Brits

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go Zylan" - Kate

  • Jul 25, 2019 - USD $ 4.83
  • "Mandela Day" - Alison K

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "On behalf of Jenna Swart" - Anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2019 - R 350.00
  • "On behalf of Ken Ross on the occasion of his birthday" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good Luck Zylan!" - Mary Jervis

  • Jun 05, 2019 - USD $ 34.05
  • "on Behalf of Jenna Swart " - Anonymous

  • May 08, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "An appeal to my friends and family to help me to meet the goal!" - Julie Tobiansky

  • May 08, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good to hear that you are happy at school" - Rynette Louw

  • Apr 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Education is the biggest gift" - Sharon James

  • Apr 16, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Love to a special child" - Animal Attraction

  • Mar 10, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Good to hear that you are happy at school" - Rynette Louw

  • Mar 08, 2019 - R 350.00
  • "Enjoy school Zylan" - Andrea

  • Mar 06, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Enjoy School Zylan" - Carmen van der Schyff

  • Mar 03, 2019 - R 600.00
  • "Good luck to you, Zylan!" - Maxwell Family

  • Feb 16, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Hope all goes well for young Zylan" - Pete & Renée Meissner, for Sharon James' 60th

  • Feb 14, 2019 - R 2 160.00
  • "Thank you Rose and Merrypak staff for supporting our raffle!" - Merrypak Staff

  • Feb 05, 2019 - R 3 450.00
  • "We would like to donate one months school fees and transport for Zylan" - Paterson & Cooke Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd

  • Feb 04, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "God will be faithful..." - Janis

  • Feb 02, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "So pleased we can help to give you this opportunity" - Peter & Peta

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 450.00
  • "Sharon James' 60th - support for Zylan!" - Hugh and Heather

  • Jan 31, 2019 - USD $ 75.04
  • "Rooting for you Zylan !!! " - Eva

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "May school be a safe place of love and learning" - Anonymous

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "On behalf / in place of Sharon James 60th birthday gift " - Wendy Smith

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "You are precious, Zylan" - Debbie

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "God bless you Zylan and Monique" - Anon

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Best of luck to Zylan " - Janine Filmer

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Have a wonderful year at school xxx" - Karen Nicoll Gerber

  • Jan 28, 2019 - USD $ 36.72
  • "Hope you enjoy school Zylan xx" - Wendy Thomson

  • Jan 28, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Let's make this happen for Zylan! " - Mich M

  • Jan 27, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck" - Mikayla Trojeski

  • Jan 26, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Happy to support your education" - Rynette Louw

  • Jan 26, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Best of Luck!" - Suzy Bauerrichter

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Enjoy school Zylan. " - Carmen van der Schyff

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "A new start for you Zylan!" - Jackie Tancrel

  • Jan 24, 2019 - USD $ 7.24
  • "Best wishes ??" - Alison

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 260.00
  • "Glad we can help" - The Scottish Freemasons

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Every child deserves a quality education" - Claire Fitzgerald

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "ASD is a superpower! Never forget that! Enjoy learning all the wonderful new things Zylan!" - RV

  • Jan 23, 2019 - USD $ 14.31
  • "Lots of love " - Lauren

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Education is key, may this unique young mind do great things " - Sue-Ann Crockett

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - Thomas crede

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck Zylan" - Graham

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Wishing you all of the best Zylan" - Carmen van der Schyff

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Let's Make This Happen for Zylan" - Lottering

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "ubuntu" - Anonymous

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Let's make it happen for Zylan" - Coleen

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "So happy that you have this opportunity Zylan" - Ann Morton

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck!" - Francis

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Cherish the children marching to the beat of their own music, they play the most beautiful heart songs - Fiona Goldsworthy. " - Morag Mackay

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 10.00
  • "have a great school career Zylan" - Bev

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck" - Deon

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck!" - Gwenni

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Good luck at school!" - Dave Marais

  • Jan 22, 2019 - USD $ 7.23
  • "Reach for the stars x" - Dani

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Happy to support your new start Zylan!" - Madeline Pate

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Enjoy school" - Gabby

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck with school! Go from strength to strength" - Katrien Dehaeck

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Reach for the stars Zylan" - Toni

  • Jan 21, 2019 - USD $ 7.23
  • "Enjoy school Zylan x" - Colleen Pickering

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Onwards and Upwards" - Anonymous

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Love and success to the family." - Nicole Riches

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "With love" - Sarah Brittan

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Donation" - A-L Williamson

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "May God bless." - Anonymous

  • Jan 21, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Let's get this started!" - Julie Tobiansky

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Donations to date

R 44 482.92

Fundraising target

R 35 000.00
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Zylan has been accepted at Autism Connect Learning Centre in Mitchells Plain for 2019. The only problem for the family is how to afford the fees.