+27 (0)67 285 2015 info@clickndonate.com

LIVING UNDER THE STATE WITH A BRAIN TUMOR – GOAL R 500 000

R11,700 of R500,000 raised

LIVING UNDER THE STATE WITH A BRAIN TUMOR – GOAL R 500 000

R11,700 of R500,000 raised

My name is Tamaryn, I have a story to tell you about my sister, Larisa. Larisa will be 38 years old this year and has a 13 year old son, an 11 year old daughter and a 4 year old daughter. Larisa’s life took a massive turn a few months ago.  I am feeling hopeful that this email will get to the right people this morning.

This is the story I want to bring to your attention, Living under the State with a Brain Tumor.

September 2018, Larisa had a seizure at work. It lasted 13 minutes. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was stabilized. They sent her for a CT scan and found a mass. The next step, she was sent in for an MRI, where they could get a clearer picture of this mass they saw on the CT scan. To all of our horror, the MRI confirmed a “large poorly defined intra-axial mixed cystic and solid mass seen in the left high parietal lobe.” The Mass measures 35mm x 39mm x 41mm, which is about the size of a small egg according to the surgeon.

The radiologist diagnosis was differential and included the following possibilities:
1. Astrocytoma
2. Oligodendroglioma
3. Low Grade glioma other than the ones mentioned above.

A biopsy was recommended to get a complete diagnosis.

From here, Larisa then was referred to a Neurosurgeon, who explained the possibilities, but recommended that we start off by doing a biopsy. We looked into a second opinion, but this particular doctor was unable to even see my sister in the next year. We requested quotations from the doctor for the biopsy, see attached. We also then spoke to the hospital where we were told we are looking at a further R250 000 for the hospitalization. We realized very quickly, that with no medical aid, to have any procedure was becoming far from reality. Larisa then returned to the original surgeon, where she was given a letter of recommendation to start the process at Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

After almost 5 months from her fist visit at Baragwanath, Larisa was finally seen as an urgent case, and was booked in on the 27th of February 2019. We all had some renewable hope as finally, she was going to get some help. On the 1st of March, she sent us a message saying that she does not want to be there, we must collect her on the Saturday morning. I went to see her that Saturday Morning for the first time since she was booked in, the conditions were not favorable at all. I could totally understand why she did not want to continue her stay there. I honestly believe that she would not have made it out of the hospital alive. So we packed her up and booked her out of the hospital.

So we are back at square 1, looking at fundraising options, trying to find a way to have her properly diagnosed at minimum. We need to know what is the way forward, can they operate, what is the prognosis, what are the possibilities, we have many questions. Larisa has become a recluse, afraid that she may have a seizure well out in the public. She has become a fraction of the person she was a few months ago. A spirited, fiery person ready to take on anything thrown at her. I’m so afraid that she is slowly dying inside as her hope has totally disappeared. The most I have seen her fight for anything was when she wanted to come home from the hospital, and this was due to total fear of the unknown.

After many months have passed with not even a proper diagnosis, our family has felt like we have failed her, as I write this email I wonder how much more I could have done in my capacity to help my sister. The news we received almost 6 months ago devastated us all, every single member of the family lost a bit of themselves the day they received the news.

I am not just asking but begging you to consider helping us to get the help Larisa needs. Anything will help, as we really are at ground zero at this stage. If we can just have her story heard, someone out there could have the advice we need to get her help and possibly other’s in a similar situation as hers.

Thank you for having this platform to help people in need.

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R50.00

HELP WESLEY FIX RARE SPINAL PROBLEM – GOAL R400 000

R11,750 of R400,000 raised

HELP WESLEY FIX RARE SPINAL PROBLEM – GOAL R400 000

R11,750 of R400,000 raised

Hi guys, my name is Wesley. Up until now, I have lived a normal life, I’ve been blessed with great parents who worked very hard to give me a good life. I grew up in Pinetown, KZN, South Africa. I attended New Germany Primary School and after that Pinetown Boys High where I matriculated.

I grew up with a love for outdoors and extreme sports spending a lot of my time in the surf in Durban on my body board, riding BMX with my mates or fishing. I am now 31 years old and have recently got married to my amazing and beautiful wife Melody on the 9th of December.
This past year has not a very easy year for us as I have been battling with severe neck pain and developed a symptom called downbeat nystagmus. After not being very well and having vision problems that seemed to be getting worse I went to see a doctor. A trip to the local GP in Waterfall, Dr. Carla Lott diagnosed the symptom and explained to me the possibilities of it being something brain related. She then referred me to the Dr. CE Wolpe who is the neurologist at Hillcrest Hospital.

It was suggested I go for an urgent MRI and CT scan. Dr. Wolpe explained that my first vertebrae is fused to my skull and is skew and pushing on my brain stem, in the area that controls the flow of messages between the brain and the rest of the body. It also controls basic body function such as breathing, eye control, heart rate and all those are important things. I often wake up gasping for air because I’ve ‘forgotten’ to breath. My vision bounces constantly, which often makes me feel dizzy and nauseous. Dr. Wolpe referred me to Dr. Retief Van Der Merwe, the neurosurgeon because he has never seen anything like this before. Dr. Retief Van Der Merwe explained that the surgery required can only be done by one man and referred me to Professor Dunn at the UCT Private Academic Hospital of Cape Town as the procedure needing to be done is a very rare spinal surgery.

As you can imagine this was quite a lot of information to suddenly take in but we had to find out what can be done to resolve it. I flew to Cape Town with my wife for a consultation with Professor Dunn. After the examination, he was quite certain that he can do the surgery by removing the first vertebrae and installing plates and screws, as well as bone from the pelvis area to support my head back onto my second and third vertebrae. I will lose 50% rotation of my neck and will have a good few months of recovery.
I am quite scared as this is a very expensive and risky surgery as they are working very closely to the brain stem as well as the main arteries. Any slight problems during surgery can cause Paralysis. We know that I need to go forward with the op as this threatens to permanently damage my brain stem and my bodily functions will get worse if not corrected.
I am a printer technician by trade and a year ago started my own business called Private Tech, that was just getting off the ground quite well until this all started. Unfortunately, my vision has limited my health, driving and I cannot serve my customer base with my condition. I do what I can at home with my wife to help earn some extra income, uploading designs to sell on merchandise and growing our own vegetables.

My medical plan has only agreed to cover 8% of the total due which has left us in a difficult situation to try and get the rest of funds. I, however, feel terrible having to cost anyone that couldn’t afford it and it kills me knowing this. If you can afford it, I would really appreciate all the help to get me back to living a normal life again.
If you would be interested in any progress on the surgery and recovery we will happy to keep in contact. I would also love to meet and talk to anyone else who has been through a similar situation.

All donations will be used towards medical and travel expenses.

Many thanks to everyone and my friends and family for all their love and their support.

R
 

Enter Amount You Would Like To Donate

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R10.00

HELP KRISTEN STRASZACKER GET TO SWIMMING WORLD CUP (DOHA & HONG KONG -GOAL – R35 000

R12,050 of R35,000 raised

HELP KRISTEN STRASZACKER GET TO SWIMMING WORLD CUP (DOHA & HONG KONG -GOAL – R35 000

R12,050 of R35,000 raised

An opportunity has arisen for swimmers that qualify at a senior level in South Africa to participate in the World Cup 2nd Leg Meet to be held in Hong Kong on 30 September – 1 October 2017.  Thereafter, we will also participate in Doha on 4 – 5 October 2017 before returning home.

I would love to participate on an international level against the best of the best and get the necessary international exposure. Unfortunately, I am not in a financial position to do so.

Please help me achieve my dream. Even the smallest contribution will help! Thanking you in advance.

R
 

Amount you would like to donate

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R10.00

URGENT FUNDS FOR LIFESAVING HEART SURGERY FOR EX – ZIMBABWEAN – GOAL R500 000

R12,260 of R500,000 raised

URGENT FUNDS FOR LIFESAVING HEART SURGERY FOR EX – ZIMBABWEAN – GOAL R500 000

R12,260 of R500,000 raised

Kevin was a fit and healthy 58-year-old, who took great pride in being healthy and fit.  He spent 3 months working permanent night shifts, working 15 to 16 hours a night to be able to support his 2 boys, who lost their mom some time ago.  Due to working these long hours with not much sleep he started developing health problems.  He found he was permanently tired and because of this he was not exercising as he should have been.  Even though he was feeling really ill, he did not see a doctor as he thought it was just from the hours he had been working.  His contract came to an end in early December.  He hoped that not working the long hours he would recover.   Sadly his health did not improve.

Kevin was offered an interview in the East, and on the flight back he collapsed and was rushed to the Cardiac Critical Care Unit in Doha Hospital.  He was treated there for 5 days but released as they could not perform any surgery on a foreigner.  He was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure with his Aortic Valve only performing at 20%. 

When Kevin arrived in South Africa he was taken to a Government hospital in Durban, but even though he was diagnosed as extremely critical, nothing could be done in the time required, due to the backlog of government patients. 

After suffering organ failure and heart barely beating, he was taken to a private cardiologist who informed us that without immediate surgery to replace the valve, Kevin would not make it another 2 days.  He was rushed to a private hospital and the surgery was performed.  The surgeon had informed us of the high risk of the surgery but also it was extremely urgent he has the surgery asap, as his heart had taken such strain for so long. 

Kevin survived the surgery and is on the road to recovery.  He has been discharged, but now the battle to raise the funds to pay for his surgery is weighing heavily on him and the family.  Kevin is determined to recover 100% and pay back every cent as soon as he has a job, however, the hospital is obviously wanting payment as soon as possible.  They have been very accommodating in giving us some time to get the funds together but it is a huge amount and we are pleading for any donations to assist with these bills.

To all the people who have donated via the fund and to the family and friends for their donations, Kevin thanks you and appreciates all the messages and prayers.

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R50.00

HELP ROBYN BEAT CANCER – GOAL R 84 000

R12,361 of R84,000 raised

HELP ROBYN BEAT CANCER – GOAL R 84 000

R12,361 of R84,000 raised

We are appealing for help for our friend Robyn Jamieson.  Robyn has just turned 40.  It is a major milestone for anyone. Earlier this year Robyn found out that she had reached the peak of her hockey career in representing Zimbabwe as a Goalkeeper in the Master World Cup Team which was played in Spain.  The team came in the top 10.

This year she found out that she has stage three breast cancer, as well as this she has cancer in her back which is known as Oesteo-lythic lesions.  It is secondary to the breast cancer and non-fatal but can degenerate the bones.  It can be shrunk and treated with chemo and radiation and has caused Robyn a lot of pain and discomfort.  Robyn had a 500 gram tumour removed and the chemotherapy is being used to eradicate any cancer cells left. Robyn has had several chemotherapy sessions already and we are heading to hopefully her last treatment in February 2019.    The chemotherapy is very important as it also gives bone therapy treatment to help strengthen the degraded bone throughout the spine and pelvis. 

Anyone that knows Robyn will vouch that she is extremely active, she has represented Zimbabwe in the All Africa Games and Commonwealth Games.   Robyn teaches sports at a local primary school and speaking from my own experience, the kids love her.   Robyn coaches on the hockey field and in the pool, the lovely thing about her is she will run with them when need be and swim with them when they are scared or can’t do it.  She has helped several children overcome their fear and try their best at the task at hand.  Robyn’s passion is her sport and most especially her running which she now can’t do.   Her determination has made her a back to back finisher of the well-known Comrades Marathon held in South Africa every year.

We are not asking for funding for all of Robyn’s treatments.  She and her family have been able to do all they can to get her this far and they have done an amazing job at that.   We are looking for approximately R28 000 for each treatment and after meds, she has three left.  

Please help if you can, we love this girl and need to have her to be fit and healthy and back doing what she loves…… 

Thanking you in advance for your generosity and support.

 

 

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R50.00

GO FUND DOT HENWOOD – GOAL R 10 000

R12,500 of R10,000 raised

GO FUND DOT HENWOOD – GOAL R 10 000

R12,500 of R10,000 raised

Dot Henwood, a very treasured member of our Community, was attacked and shot in the early hours of Thursday morning during a farm attack and is currently undergoing surgery and treatment in the Kalafong Hospital.

She has given of her own money and time tirelessly to help people and animals and has taken on many projects to help others. She is self employed and has limited medical funds. Whilst she is recovering her staff must still be paid, her animals fed and her medical bills paid.

Many members of the Community are also stepping up to improve on her security measures at home.

We would like Dot to come back with as little to worry about as possible except for a speedy recovery.

Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance.

 

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R50.00

SAVE A NURSE SAVE A FRIEND – GOAL R 500 000

R0 of R500,000 raised

SAVE A NURSE SAVE A FRIEND – GOAL R 500 000

R0 of R500,000 raised

Sarah* was a young successful theatre nurse with a bright future ahead of her. Her career came to a sudden halt at the young age of 26 when her feet just gave in…

13 operations later and many years in crutches and plaster left her medically boarded and unable to continue her nursing career. Her feet are permanently damaged and she has chronic pain syndrome, muscle atrophy and weakness to cope with.

Financially Sarah* is struggling.

It is my hope as her friend to lighten the financial burden and brighten her future by achieving the following:

1. Purchase an automatic vehicle debt free (due to proprioception problems she can only use automatic vehicles)

2. Settle all outstanding and remaining debts.

3. Invest extra capital for her little girl who has special needs as a 32 week prem baby.

Thank you for helping my friend Sarah* and her little girl.

Sarah* is a pseudonym used to protect my friend’s identity as per her request.

Thanking you in advance for your support and generosity.

FOR OVERSEAS DONORS, PLEASE USE BELOW BANKING DETAILS WITH SWIFT CODE, WHEN MAKING A DONATION. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE CAMPAIGN NAME IS USED AS A REFERENCE.

Bank: Nedbank
Account Name: Click n Donate
Acc #: 1145 292 569
Branch: 198765
Swift code: NEDSZAJJ

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R50.00

HELP SAVE TANK – GOAL R 40 000

R0 of R40,000 raised

HELP SAVE TANK – GOAL R 40 000

R0 of R40,000 raised

How can we not give Tank a fighting chance? We need answers…

Tank a, 7 month old, Bull Terrier pup was rescued out of Oceanview at the age of 12 weeks. His new owner, Pier is a huge Animal Rescuer and lover as well as being a very passionate Bull Terrier activist and supporter.

After she had had him for two days, she realized that he didn’t respond when the other dogs did and that he was totally deaf. She decided to research a way forward to communicate with him and soon taught him hand signs which he enthusiastically responded to.

He is normally a bubbly and cheeky little pup who is outgoing and friendly, never keeps his mum out of sight and always stays close, touching her with his nose frequently to confirm that that he was close.

On Sunday, 25th February, Pier returned home to find Tank full and listless, head hanging and not responding and acknowledging Pier.

The vets did a series of X-rays and Bloods tests before operating on him to remove foreign bodies from in the form of hooves, from his tummy. He however failed to recuperate and awaken from his full and depressed state and after 4 days, they reopened him, thinking that there may still be a foreign body that was missed which there was not.

He never perked up and they suggested sending him home in the hope that he would perk us and improve. He didn’t. He didn’t acknowledge or recognize the rest of his pack (Bull Terrier brother, Neo and Ridgeback sister, Lola) nor his mum. She was devastated. She carried him out when he needed the toilet and tried to get him to eat so she could get weight back on him after he had lost 2 kgs while in hospital.

The following Monday, the vets were evaluating him when they noticed certain signs of Neurological issues like knuckling and weakness on his right side. The vet did a full neurological screening and found that he had also lost sight in his right eye. She sent all the test results on to a Neurologist and prescribed starting him on Cortisone while we waited for the results to come back, as well as an antibiotic. All medications were immediately started.

The next morning, Tank seemed to have slightly improved – he lifted his head and made eye contact with Pier. She was over then moon and by the evening, he was following her around the house and he next day. He was eating with his usual excitement and cheekiness.

It has been a week of Tank on the meds and while there is still some weakness in his right side, he is jumping, leaping, barking and active again. A second neurological evaluation has revealed a slight improvement in his vision in his right eye and a weight gain and General improvement. Results were again sent to the Neurologist two days ago and he reverted to say that the only way forward is to find out what the issue is with Tank is an MRI! We can’t continue with the Cortisone indefinitely treating just symptoms. We need to know what the issue is and how to fix this.

We need your help to cover his existing vet fees, as well as the MRI and upcoming specialist fees.

Any donation at all would be humbly welcomed. We need to give little Tank a second chance. He has already overcome so much and deserves a life of love and devotion.

Please, help us.
Pier & Tank

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R10.00

SEND TALITHA TO CHINA – GOAL R 19 000

R0 of R19,000 raised

SEND TALITHA TO CHINA – GOAL R 19 000

R0 of R19,000 raised

We need your help to send Talitha Bothma to China for the miss tourism global city
She still needs to raise R19000 by Wednesday- this is really asking for a miracle and I’ve never asked for help like this but she is the type of person who is really kind-hearted and selfless
Talitha also has over 100 international and national titles and I believe she will do well there
We just need to step up as a community
Even a 10 usd donation will help as every little bit helps

Campaigners Social media Links: https://instagram.com/talitha_bothma?igshid=1vbq8jpqatwrr

FOR OVERSEAS DONORS, PLEASE USE BELOW BANKING DETAILS WITH SWIFT CODE, WHEN MAKING A DONATION. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE CAMPAIGN NAME IS USED AS A REFERENCE.

Bank: Nedbank
Account Name: Click n Donate
Acc #: 1145 292 569
Branch: 198765
Swift code: NEDSZAJJ

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R50.00

FUNDS NEEDED FOR DEBT FREEDOM – GOAL R 300 000

R0 of R300,000 raised

FUNDS NEEDED FOR DEBT FREEDOM – GOAL R 300 000

R0 of R300,000 raised

I need money to pay school fee debt.

Owe too many banks for huge amounts, and now I can’t support my family.

Any donations will be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R10.00

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS OF DURBAN – GOAL R 10 000

R0 of R10,000 raised

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS OF DURBAN – GOAL R 10 000

R0 of R10,000 raised

I am a student from Durban that is passionate about saving animals on the streets and from abuse. I would like to raise money to help charities with their vet bills and food every week.

Phoenix Animal Care and Treatment is in need of help as well as other animal rescues such as Animally Haven.

I wish to help these places asap!

Please help with any sort of donations.

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R10.00

HELP SA POWER-LIFTING CHAMP GET TO WORLD POWER-LIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP – GOAL R30 000

R0 of R30,000 raised

HELP SA POWER-LIFTING CHAMP GET TO WORLD POWER-LIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP – GOAL R30 000

R0 of R30,000 raised

My name is Brandon Samuels, I am 19 years old and I live in Mitchell’s Plain. I matriculated in 2016 and am currently working part-time, but still make time to do my Powerlifting Training after work. This truly is my passion. I am a hardworking and dedicated person. Once I have my mind set on something, I go for it with all the strength I have.

I won the Western Province Powerlifting Championships in 2016 and even Qualified for the South African Powerlifting Championships, but had to decline it because of financial problems. I, then, won the Western Province Powerlifting Championships in 2017 and, again, qualified for the South African Powerlifting Championships.

This year, 2018, I got the opportunity to finally represent Western Province at the SA Powerlifting Championships in Potchefstroom and came first place in the 66KG Junior Division. I also broke the Deadlift Record in my division by deadlifting 230KG. So in June, I have been given the opportunity to represent South Africa at the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championship in Calgary, Canada. I believe I have the potential to succeed at the highest level in this sport if I am able to generate the funds to represent my region/country at the next Competition. Because of my age, I still have a lot to offer the field of Powerlifting.

My dream has always been to represent South Africa in a Powerlifting Competition. The only constraint I have is financial. It will mean the world to me to be given the opportunity to do so. If you can sponsor me financially or in any way possible, please help me make my dream a reality. Anything sponsored would be appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to form part of this journey.

Kind Regards
Brandon Samuels

R
 
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: R10.00