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The Miracle Of Hope

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Hope was born on 19/03/18 at 24 weeks and weighed only 300g. She is one of the smallest micro- premature babies to have survived in South Africa.Tenacious little Hope not only beat the odds that were stacked against her.  Hope will still require special care and feeding at home, and we will have to keep a close eye on her development and health as she grows.  All was astonished by her will to survive, when she was delivered kicking, crying and with her eyes wide open.

A week after her birth, Hope’s weight had fallen to just 285g, the little girl was significantly premature and her organ systems were underdeveloped.  The doctor had the unpleasant task of warning the parents that there was a high risk that Hope may not survive and, if she did, she was likely to face challenges to her development.  Hope, however, had her own ideas and continued to grow. 

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for the past 10 years, so we have been praying hard for Hope ever since her birth.  Hope will still require feeding via a special pump at home until she can independently feed larger volumes of milk on her own.  Although she is still not taking a bottle, mom is still expressing and Hope is obtaining her milk via a tube feed. 

The funds raised will help cover:

SPECIALISTS Pediatrician - R500*4= R2000 Occupational Therapist R700*4=R2800 Physical therapy R350*4= R1400 Dietician - R500*4= R2000 Speech therapy R542*4= R2168   MEDICINE Feeding tubes - R3000 Other meds - R1000 Alfare (special milk) R900*2= R1800   Total expenses per month is R16 168.

I think that we all steeled ourselves for the worst, but she went on to overcome most obstacles that such micro-premature babies face.  She now weighs 5kg and already has an immense personality.

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  • Feb 07, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "For my daughter with love from Mommy and Daddy" - Dorianne

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R 1 000.00

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R 100 000.00
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Hope was born on 19/03/18 at 24 weeks and weighed only 300g. She is one of the smallest micro-premature babies to have survived in South Africa. Hope will still require special care and feeding at home, and we will have to keep a close eye on her development and health as she grows.

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