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Making life easier for Vicky

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My name is Marlene, I am a single mother living in Rustenburg.

I have set up this campaign to support my son, Victor, who has been fighting a lifelong battle with special needs. Since I can remember, Victor has been in and out of hospital.

At 35 years old, Victor has fought diabetes, epilepsy, he’s survived 3 strokes,  as well as brain trauma with severe bleeding on the brain. Despite his many hardships, he has always been our sunshine, he has never given up and has always tried to live life to the fullest.

Many times doctors gave up on Victor and told us there is little hope, but every single time our Vicky has pulled through. He’s a champion.

A breakdown of Victor’s rare conditions
  • Trisomy 21: A genetic chromosome 21 disorder that causes developmental and intellectual delays.
  • Basal ganglia calcification of the brain: A very rare condition that happens when calcium builds up in your brain, usually in the basal ganglia, the part of your brain that helps control movement.
  • Schizophrenia: A serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally, which leads to hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behaviour.
  • Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS): A condition that affects a person’s heart and mental ability.
  • Coeliac disease: A condition that causes hypersensitivity to gluten, which leads to difficulty in digesting food.
  • Malabsorbtion syndrome: A condition that prevents absorption of nutrients through the small intestine.
  • Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome: A rare and complex recessively inherited disorder of immune-cell dysfunction, which causes endocrine gland and gastrointestinal dysfunctions.

Recently Victor was diagnosed with Dementia (mild decline) and Alzheimer's (stage 3), which was a particularly difficult pill for his loved ones to swallow.

Of all Victor’s conditions and ailments, this was perhaps one of the hardest to come to terms with. I can’t picture a day when Victor might not recognize me, his sister Vianca, and his nurses who have become an extended part of our family. We all love our little teddy bear.

As a mother, I will do anything to keep my son alive, I have devoted my whole life to his care,  unfortunately, I have found myself in a difficult situation, working 2 jobs, but unable to cover the cost of Victor’s treatment. 

Currently, Victor’s medical aid is exhausted and the medications he needs is very expensive, which has increased the co-payments I need to cover. With so many rare diseases, we also need to see certain specialists in Pretoria at Montana hospital and Swavel stroom clinic every month. 

With Victor’s chronic medication, specialist visits, daycare and dietary needs, his medical expenses are a mountain we try to conquer every month. It’s been difficult physically, emotionally, and financially.

Without Victor's medications, his life would be in great danger and I don’t want to imagine a world without him.

Please support us in caring for this special young man, and please share his story with your loved ones. I have faith that together we can make a small difference in Victor’s life.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

Donations

  • Jun 03, 2022 - R 150.00
  • "

    God is our provider

    " - Peter Magda

  • Apr 28, 2022 - R 53.00
  • "Mag die bietjie baie meer raak. God seën julle." - MJC

  • Apr 17, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Marlene jy het my geïnspireer op RSG. Sterkte en weet jys 'n wonderlike ma x" - Danni

  • Apr 15, 2022 - USD $ 6.82
  • "Strongs" - carmia weideman

  • Apr 13, 2022 - USD $ 68.53
  • "God bless" - Mari

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Ons sal bid vir genesing. Baie sterkte" - Anonymous

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best Victor - may God bless you." - Anonymous

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Liefde" - B

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Stay Strong!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "Sterkte - Ken Hom in al jou weë, dan sal Hy jou paaie gelykmaak. Spreuke 3.6" - Anonymous

  • Apr 12, 2022 - USD $ 34.27
  • "Baie sterkte aan julle almal! " - Carl A

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte" - Ons

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "voorspoed" - Johan

  • Apr 12, 2022 - R 300.00
  • "Baie sterkte" - CJ

  • Apr 06, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 03, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Vicky, jy is baie spesiaal. Mag God jou seën en bewaar elke dag. Met baie liefde, Lené." - Lené

  • Mar 30, 2022 - R 53.00
  • "Mag die bietjie baie meer raak. God seën julle." - MJC

  • Feb 25, 2022 - R 53.00
  • "Mag die bietjie baie meer raak. God seën julle." - MJC

  • Jan 29, 2022 - R 53.00
  • "Mag die bietjie baie meer raak. God seën julle." - MJC

  • Jan 20, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "Ek bid vandag dat ons Vader mense se harte sal oopmaak dat hulle bo verwagting sal saai in hierdie saak. Blessings " - Catharina Lombard

  • Jan 05, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 29, 2021 - R 53.00
  • "Mag die bietjie baie meer raak. God seën julle." - MJC

  • Nov 29, 2021 - R 53.00
  • "Mag die bietjie baie meer raak. God seën julle." - MJC

  • Nov 09, 2021 - USD $ 13.39
  • "God is our provider " - Anonymous

  • Oct 31, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "For Vickie" - rey Helen de la

  • Oct 31, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Ons hou jul in ons gebede" - Liefde

  • Oct 23, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Mag die bietjie baie meer raak. God seën julle." - MJC

  • Oct 17, 2021 - USD $ 68.47
  • "With Love..." - Private

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "May God bless you" - Anonymous

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    I would like to honour God through donating. I pray for healing in every area that needs healing in Jesus name. Amen

    " - Angie

  • Sep 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Be blessed

    " - Irene

  • Sep 25, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Sterkte vir julle" - Schalk Venter

  • Sep 25, 2021 - USD $ 20.06
  • "God is in beheer" - Anonymous

  • Sep 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Sterkte hou hom in ons gebede.

    " - Kotie De Beer

  • Aug 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    God is our provider

    " - Peter Magda

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Hoop dit sal 'n klein verskil maak! " - Esmari Scheepers

  • Jul 05, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Sterkte hou hom in ons gebede.

    " - Kotie De Beer

  • Jun 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "The Lord will see you through " - Faith Phelelo

  • Jun 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Marlene, baie sterkte daar. My gebede is ook vir julle" - Andries Matthysen

  • Jun 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Baie Sterkte Seun. Mag God jou seën.

    " - Groblers

  • May 31, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "

    Baie liefde!

    " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "God bless you " - Anonymous

  • Apr 30, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte, ons dink aan julle!" - RT88-Member

  • Apr 26, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Thinking of you

    " - Annalize

  • Apr 25, 2021 - USD $ 5.00
  • "hope it helps" - Anonymous

  • Apr 12, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "God is always in control. " - Happy

  • Apr 11, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Jenny van Helsdingen

  • Apr 10, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Get well soon " - Zola

  • Apr 08, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Vickey...jy is Baie spesiaal. Sterkte xxx

    " - Ansie Cronje

  • Apr 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Vicky is in ons gebede" - Sharon

  • Apr 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Because he is special." - Ria

  • Apr 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "In our prayers" - Charlene

  • Apr 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Victory for Victor

    " - Lene

  • Apr 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "We love you Vic.. May God see you through this! " - Anonymous

  • Apr 04, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Pay it forward" - Anonymous

  • Apr 04, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Spread kindness and love" - Lea

  • Apr 04, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Together we can" - Vianca

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My son, Victor, has been born with diabetes type 2 and epilepsy.  He has been on 5 insulin injections and several different types of epileptic medication for years now.