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Izanne medical expenses fund Campaign

Hi everyone

My name is Izanne and I am 25 years old. I am currently busy with my internship year as a pharmacist. 

I have been struggling with my healthy for years and been misdiagnosed for years and therefore been living with extreme pain and fatigue. 

Recently my pain become unbearable and I was admitted into hospital. Unfortunately I also contracted bronchitis while in hospital which resulted in my condition deteriorating even further. 

I spent 11 days in hospital being pricked and prodded and undergoing almost every test you can think of, Until I was finally diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis . 

Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the large joints in the body and back. It also results in other symptoms such as blurred vision, light sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease, joint joint stiffness  and fatigue. These are all of the symptoms that I deal with on a daily basis. 

Unfortunately due to being misdiagnosed for so many years some permanent damage has already been done. The intervertebral discs between T6-T8 in my back have narrowed and I have erosion in the metacarpal (knuckle)  joints both of my hands. 

Despite being on strong pain medication I am still in severe pain, especially in my back. 
The pain is debilitating and I am not able to stand for prolonged periods of time without being in excruciating pain.  

I urgently need to get to a rheumatologist to start treatment with biological drugs which will stop the progression of my disease and to decrease my pain.  

I also need to get to a physiotherapist to relieve the terrible spasms that I have in my back as a result of my condition. I also need to get to a Biokineticist as soon as possible so that I can strengthen my muscles and get my back and body strong, which in essence will reduce my pain and also help inhibit any further damage to my back. I will need regular recurring appointments with both the physio and Biokineticist. 

I unfortunately only have a hospital plan and therefore cannot afford any of the above much needed treatments. 

I would please like to appeal to everyone and ask for any donations towards the medical care that I need so that I can begin my recovery journey and be able to live a life without severe pain. 

Any donation will be greatly appreciated, even. If just R50, every little bit adds up at the end of the day. 


Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Donations to date

R 5 966.23

Donor Messages

Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord will bless the righteous With favor You will surround him as with a shield Ps 5:11
Jolanda Ingham
It may not be much izanne but it's something to put towards ur treatment will try and help again
Awesome work you do. Get better soonest.
Get well soon 🙏 praying for you!
Good luck with your journey! You're an incredible, strong woman, and the world needs more of you!
Monica Oberholzer

Activity feed

Kate donated R 700 via Izanne medical expenses fund
31 Oct 2023 R 700
Anonymous donated US $ 17 via Izanne medical expenses fund
05 Sep 2023 US $ 17
Anonymous donated R 200 via Izanne medical expenses fund
04 Sep 2023 R 200
Anonymous donated R 200 via Izanne medical expenses fund
03 Sep 2023 R 200
Anonymous donated R 500 via Izanne medical expenses fund
02 Sep 2023 R 500