HELP ME WALK AGAIN – GOAL R 300 000
Selma Geddes, animal lover.
I broke my ankle 2 years ago. Which should have been a simple operation on my ankle, turned into my worst nightmare. The first operation was a botch operation, then on top of that, I got an infection.
Back to the hospital, had 2 debridement operations. I was in constant pain; every day was a battle. Then a neurologist diagnosed me with CRPS Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome due to my nerves that were damaged with all the operations. The pain was unbearable. I really struggled every day, could not put my foot in hot water or even bathwater, in the winter I could not even wear a sock.
Then the next step came and they did a fusion. I was in unbearable pain once again and a week later I had sepsis in my ankle and leg that I contracted in theatre.
Then another nightmare. My leg looked like something out of a horror movie. It was very disturbing to me. Another 4 operations and eventually they told me we will have to amputate my leg.
I was numb, I could not believe it how did I get here, I broke and ankle and lost a leg. How is this even possible. My emotions were all over the place, a very difficult time for me. Adjusting was hard.
The current prosthetic leg I have I cannot walk with as it is too heavy, I have no muscles left in my stump. If I ever want to walk again they can build me a prosthetic leg that will cost me r300 000. I cannot explain how this has affected me, as a person, my whole life has been standing still for 2 years already. I am a strong person and I need your help to be able to have a normal Life again. To walk, to walk on the grass, even to walk around in a shop, will be such a joy fill experience for me. Most of all to help animals and my owns fur kids miss our long walks and exercise. Appreciate what you have as it can all change in the blink of an eye.
Awareness of disabled people and the everyday struggle we face and it will give me some sense of Normality to walk again.
R300 000 for a special prosthetic leg that they have to build for me as my leg was damaged, I have no muscles left and I have nerve damage in my stump.
Donations to date
- R 0.00
- R 300 000.00
I will appreciate every donation, small or big, every cent will get me closer to getting my life back again
Thanking you in advance.
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