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Weʼre raising £250,000 to To help our mom. She is in ICU in South Africa on life support. Her insurance provider are going to stop funding her ICU care on 6th Dec.

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Our mom, Agnes Duncan, 56, is in currently in ICU in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She had a routing operation to correct two slipped disks in Lusaka, Zambia and did not wake up from surgery. We were later told that her BP dropped during the surgery and that her heart had stopped twice. Once our dad realised something was not right he called their medical insurance provider and requested mom get sent to South Africa. Two days after her operation she was flown to Johannesburg. We are unsure of the extent of damage but since her operation she has progressed from not being responsive at all to openeing her eyes, responding to pain below her neck and occassionally opening her mouth when asked to. She is breathing mostly on her own but they have to keep her on the ventilator due to risk of her lungs collapsing. She also has a feeding tube for food/fluids. She is on full life suppprt and the medical insurance policy she is on only covers her for 90 days in the ICU on life support. This comes to an end on the 6th Dec 2018. The surgeons have been great and really positive, they say that she just needs time and we need to be patient. The daily cost for her to be on life support in the ICU at Millpark is between £1500 and £2000 a day. To air lift her back to Zambia is around £20,000 and to airlift her here to the UK is around £200,000. We cannot afford these amounts not on any level, not even with my brother, sister, dad and I combined so here is our plea, please help us give our mom some more time to recover and come back to us. We never thought we would be in this position. Our mother is a kind, giving, loving person who would give the shirt off her own back to help another person or animal, she doesn't deserve this. We need our Mom, Wife, Granny Aggie back and we can't face what is expected on the 6th December so please help us avoid this horrible reality. Love and thanks the Duncan Family.

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    • Laura White

      Laura White

      Nov 13, 2018


    • Amanda Hewitt

      Amanda Hewitt

      Nov 13, 2018

      I’ll share this now Val, really hope you raise enough! xxx


    • Francie Ivy

      Francie Ivy

      Nov 12, 2018

      I hope Agnes will recover soon. Sending much love to you all.


    • Adele Pickersgill

      Adele Pickersgill

      Nov 12, 2018

      Thinking of you all!


    • Jeff Donovan

      Jeff Donovan

      Nov 12, 2018

      Sorry it’s not more.


    • Linda


      Nov 12, 2018

      Wishing you a speedy recovery, thoughts are with you all - Andy, Linda, Debbie & Dale x


    • Edmund Farmer

      Edmund Farmer

      Nov 11, 2018

      Wishing very best to Agnes for recovery.


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    Valerie Duncan

    Valerie Duncan

    Poole, UK

    I'm the youngest of three children and am too young to loose my mom. I still need her. We are all so close and would be devastated.

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