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Emergency Heart Operation for Emily Campaign

My name is Kyla. I have created this back a buddy on behalf of friends of mine Tim and Kerry McKelvey who need help for their beautiful baby girl Emily, who was born on the 6th November 2023. Emily is 2 days old.


Emily has been diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. A rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth.

Tetralogy of Fallot defects cause oxygen-poor blood to flow out of the heart and into the rest of the body.


Emily is currently in NICU in Medi Clinic in Pietermaritzburg. The bills so far just for NICU are roughly R120 000.00.


This operation is a 2 million operation at a private hospital which is unfortunately not an option. The only option is for her to be transferred from Medi Clinic to Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital in Johannesburg where they will operated on her.


The flight alone to get her there is roughly R100 000.00.


Emily is on a medical aid but unfortunately the medical aid has put her on a waiting period and she will only be active from the 1st December 2023 and unfortunately she cannot wait that long for this operation.


I’m reaching out to each and every person that reads this to please help Tim and Kerry’s little girl.

If you would like to donate privately please contact me and I am happy to send on the banking details.

Thank you all so much in advance. We pray Emily gets the help she needs as soon as possible so she can go home to her mom and dad.



Please consider contributing to this cause by clicking on the link below.

We welcome and appreciate all donors who are covering the platform fee, because more of your donations will go to this campaign. Thank you.

Donor Messages

I hope your daughter gets the treatment she needs!
Sending prayers 🙏
We keep you all in our prayers and thoughts
Best of luck to Emily and your family.
Danielle & Ash
Praying for you baby Emily ❤️ Through Christ all things are possible

Activity feed

Anonymous donated US $ 29 via Emergency Heart Operation for Emily
24 Nov 2023 US $ 29
Anonymous donated R 1 000 via Emergency Heart Operation for Emily
23 Nov 2023 R 1 000
Anonymous donated R 500 via Emergency Heart Operation for Emily
22 Nov 2023 R 500
BIngBadaBoom donated US $ 11 via Emergency Heart Operation for Emily
20 Nov 2023 US $ 11
Lykos donated US $ 55 via Emergency Heart Operation for Emily
19 Nov 2023 US $ 55