Debilitating Hidradenitis suppurativa skin condition
- By: Claudia Cleenwerck
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/terrance-raynor
My name is Claudia Cleenwerck. I am raising funds for my friend, Terrance Raynor, who is 53 years old and is from Vaal Marina.
We have known Terry, aka Terrance, for many years now. We initially rented a home to his family on a property we owned many years ago - he just became like instant family. So, our friendship timeline is basically sitting at a whopping 10 years and counting.
Basically, Terrance is suffering from Debilitating Hidradenitis suppurativa skin condition. He has no medical aid or assistance, his condition is deteriorating day by day to an extent that he cannot physically work.
We are in hopes that we can raise enough money for a surgery that could possibly assist him as his condition has spread around his waist making it difficult for him to wear basic clothing and to go about daily activities. We are hoping to raise as much as we can in the shortest time span as possible.
He goes to our government health care facilities and gets antibiotic treatments that only briefly assist if it does at all. He’s been told there are surgical procedures that could make his quality of life better but, of course, these procedures are quite costly. He’s in hopes of possibly having a skin graft done to the entire waist area in hopes of this providing relief. He’s had this procedure done in the past under his armpits.
His quality of life would drastically improve, I mean currently he hardly sleeps most nights, he’s always in pain, constantly a burning sensation, has to avoid sweat which is impossible in this climate, so any kind of assistance would make this man's life easier and bearable. All things we take for granted he only wishes to have.
*As per the campaign creator, funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant institution*