Tumi's Transport Costs
- By: Porky's People
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/tumis-transport-costs
On the 27 June 2018, Boitumelo Ngidi (5) from the Mpophomeni Township, in Howick, Kwazulu Natal, was playing with her younger brother Quintin (2), when she accidentally fell backwards into a bath of boiling hot water.
Tumi was then pulled out of the water by her mum, Nonhlanhla (29) and immediately rushed to Hilton Life Hospital, the closest emergency hospital approximately 25 minutes away. Upon arrival, Boitumelo was placed into ICU, after sustaining superficial burns on both her upper limbs and neck as well as ‘full thickness burns’ on her back and buttocks.
After 2 weeks, Boitumelo was placed into the Paediatric Ward before being discharged on the 19th of July, as their medical aid could no longer cover the cost of ICU.
Apart from her ongoing medical costs, Tumi's biggest challenge is transport to an from Hilton Life Hospital.
Her famly needs to travel approximately 70km every 2 days to change her dressing or risk further infection to her wounds.
We are hoping to raise R10 000 towards Tumi's transport costs so she can continue her recovery and return to school full time!
*All funds raised by this campaign will soley be used for Tumi's transportation and managed by BackaBuddy NPC.
We were fortunate to meet this gentle spirit in the hospital and she was all smiles! Click here
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