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Help Shaun! Young Burn Victim

Help Shaun! Young Burn Victim

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My name is Jenny van der Walt, 53 years old. I live in Discovery, Roodepoort Johannesburg.

Mike Moyo works in our Canteen where I work and when I chatted to him found out about his little boy Shaun, who was burnt in an accident 7 months ago.  Little Shaun turned 6 in July.

In order to help little Shaun and his family, who have a long road to recovery ahead of them, I would like to raise funds to assist the family with the costs associated with Shaun's treatment.  Physiotherapist treatments for Shaun as soon the grafts have taken. Psychological treatment for the family, for Mike to be able to get a small runaround car so that he can get to his son and when he is finally discharged, take him for his treatments.

Mike works long hours and is able to see his son on weekends only, taking 2 taxis there and 2 back. He has a really long road ahead and will require a lot of assistance.

They want to start sending Shaun home on weekends, which means they will have to carry him onto the taxi (he cannot bend his legs due to the burns) and off again. This is really painful for him.

We are hoping to raise the funds by the December 2019

Shaun had a skin graft 2 weeks ago and three days later they discharged him to recover at home, leaving his mom to change his dressings.  The wounds are still raw and when I spoke to the Matron at the Bara burn unit she said, unfortunately, they had to discharge him to recover at home because they need the bed.  I managed to get a paramedic colleague to go and assist with cleaning and dressing the wounds twice (it is really hectic because some of the grafts on his thighs has not taken and it is very painful for him when it is being cleaned and re-dressed.  There was an infection last time we were there.  So this has to be done every second day, however, I cannot find anyone who can go to Freedom Park (where they live) to do this.  So I am appealing to you, the public, to assist in raising funds for the following:

  • Sterile gauze, Paraffin gauze, Linen savers, Pain medication (suppositories), Bandages, surgical gloves;
  • Payment of a nurse/paramedic who can clean and dress the wounds every second day in Freedom Park (at their home);
  • Special daycare costs to look after Shaun, as Mommy has to return to work – alternatively to provide an income for Blessing until Shaun is healed and able to get around 
  • Physio will only come much later as his wounds are not even close to being healed 
  • Psychological counseling for the family as soon as possible as this has been traumatic for all.

He has to go back on 26th August 2019 for yet another skin graft. 

The donations will help improve Shaun's quality of life and help speed up his recovery. 

 

Donations

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "May God's hand of blessing and healing be on you dear Shaun. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 420.00
  • "Stay strong darling Shaun" - Jess

  • Feb 28, 2020 - R 257.00
  • "My heart goes out to this incredibly strong little boy!!! I pray God heals your pain and gives mommy and daddy the strength they need ??" - Kim

  • Jan 31, 2020 - R 257.00
  • "My heart goes out to this incredibly strong little boy!!! I pray God heals your pain and gives mommy and daddy the strength they need ??" - Kim

  • Dec 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for God's healing and grace for Shaun. May God strengthen his parents during this difficult time. " - Linda and Kevin

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 257.00
  • "My heart goes out to this incredibly strong little boy!!! I pray God heals your pain and gives mommy and daddy the strength they need ??" - Kim

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 257.00
  • "My heart goes out to this incredibly strong little boy!!! I pray God heals your pain and gives mommy and daddy the strength they need ??" - Kim

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 257.00
  • "My heart goes out to this incredibly strong little boy!!! I pray God heals your pain and gives mommy and daddy the strength they need ??" - Kim

  • Sep 02, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Life can be incredibly difficult. Just know that you have your family who love you, your community who will support you, and total strangers that just wish you strength and success along your journey." - Lauren

  • Sep 02, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Hope you get all the help you need. Stay strong. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best Shaun! " - Atish

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "In our prayers for your healing , stay strong ." - anonymous

  • Aug 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Get well little man!" - Chris

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 257.00
  • "My heart goes out to this incredibly strong little boy!!! I pray God heals your pain and gives mommy and daddy the strength they need ??" - Kim

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you a complete recovery ????" - Lindsay

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "May our Heavenly Father lay his hands upon your body and heal you fully ??????" - Mandy

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "My heart goes out to this incredibly strong little boy!!! I pray God heals your pain and gives mommy and daddy the strength they need ??" - Kim

  • Aug 24, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "God bless" - Peter David

  • Aug 22, 2019 - USD $ 243.32
  • "God bless" - Warren

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "God Bless your Home & Family with His Peace, Healing & Favour for prosperity to meet all your family's needs. In Jesus Name! Amen & Amen!" - Merryl

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "God bless Shaun and his family in abundance. Praying for a quick recovery for him. " - Linda and Kevin

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Mike Moyo works in our Canteen where I work and when I chatted to him found out about his little boy Shaun, who was burnt in an accident 7 months ago .  In order to help little Shaun and his family, who have a long road to recovery ahead of them, I would like to raise funds to assist the family with the expenses of Shaun's treatment.