Diabetes Mellitus Fund Raising for Wian Campaign
Dear compassionate souls,
My name is AnneMarie, I am a mother and an only breadwinner and I am reaching out to you with a heart heavy with concern for my beloved son, Wian Oosthuizen.
At just 16 years old, he has faced the relentless challenges of Type 1 diabetes since the tender age of 8.
Wian’s resilience has been nothing short of inspiring, but our family has been dealt a series of devastating blows. My husband, Wian’s father, suffered a cerebral vascular accident, leaving me as the sole breadwinner of our household. This unexpected twist of fate has placed an enormous burden on my shoulders. Despite our best efforts, Wian's health has taken a severe downturn recently.
Three months ago, Wian experienced his third episode of diabetic ketoacidosis and, shockingly, a mild heart attack. Even more concerning, recent blood tests have revealed that he is in the early stages of kidney failure, with his kidney function reading at a distressing 39, far above the safe range below 3.
I am taking him to a private diabetic clinic to receive the specialized care he urgently needs. The clinic has recommended a change in his insulin regimen and the use of a glucose sensor on his arm, which requires replacement every two weeks. Additionally, I must monitor his ketones weekly to manage his condition effectively.
Regrettably, the costs associated with these essential treatments are beyond my means.
As a mother and the primary provider for my family, I find myself in a desperate situation. The new insulin, glucose monitors, and necessary keto strips are not only crucial for his survival but also incredibly expensive, making them unattainable on my salary alone.
I am reaching out to all the kind-hearted souls out there, seeking your help to save my son's life and offer him the chance he deserves to grow up and pursue his dreams. Your generous contributions will go directly towards securing the correct insulin, glucose monitors, and keto strips to monitor his health. Additionally, the funds will support his transition to a healthier diet, a critical component of managing his condition effectively.
Your support, no matter how small, will make an immeasurable difference in Wian's life. Please consider extending your helping hand in our time of dire need. Thank you from the depths of my heart for your compassion and for taking the time to read my plea.
With heartfelt gratitude,
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