Alondras Eighteenth Birthday Gift Campaign
My name is Candice van As.
I am raising funds for my daughter, Alondra's 18th birthday gift.
Alondra is a beautiful, intelligent & wonderful young lady who was diagnosed in 2018 with major depression.
The Covid pandemic & peer pressure was the breaking point in Alondra's battle with depression.
She attempted 5 times to harm herself with the second attempt being the most horrific attempt as she slipped into a coma in the ER & was put on a ventilator with a 50/50 chance of survival.
Not knowing if Alondra will experience her 18th birthday raising these funds would be a celebration of her bravery & will power to keep on fighting against this mental illness of depression every second of every day. It will also prove to her that there so many people supporting her & believing in her.
Majority people do not understand what depression really is & tend to tell people to "just snap out of it" or "it's just a phase" or "you will feel better in the morning".
Even on the correct medication & treatments like Alondra is receiving, depression is always lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce like a lion does with his prey.
Despite having to drop out of school at the end of Grade 10 due to her depression, Alondra completed her Grade 12 online in May 2023 7 months ahead of her peers. Alondra has her mind set on becoming a Paramedic so that she can also one day have the chance to save someone's life.
Funds raised will be used to fulfill Alondra's dream of attending the Saudi Arabian F1 GP in March 2024 with a bit of sightseeing, pampering & some retail therapy. I will be accompanying Alondra on this journey because Alondra's famous words are "We are a package deal!"
Costs of the return flights from CPT to JED, accommodation in JED from 06 March 2024 - 20 March 2024, 3-day entrance tickets for F1 GP, transfers to & from the hotel to GP/airport = R41 990 pps x2
Tourist visa requirements both Alondra & I will be needing R25 000 in our bank accounts when applying for the visas & upon entrance = R50 000
I have made the target R150 000 in case of exchange rate (ZAR ain't the strongest currency), price changes, air port taxes, passports, visas, etc....
Please support me in raising the funds to make Alondra's 18th birthday gift a reality! Thanking you in advance.