Weʼre raising £500 to help with funding towards future therapy and medical care for Claudia du Preez
- Nylstroom, South Africa
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Claudia du Preez is my niece (first cousin once removed) so this story is extremely close to my heart and would like you to please help me support Claudia and her parents in whichever way possible!
Claudia lives in South Africa and is almost two years old, currently she is not able to sit, crawl or walk. She is not able to eat any solid food and receive all her food through a feeding tube.
Claudia's cerebellum part of her brain got hurt, and that is what is causing all her delays. According to her neurologist there can be two causes for this; a metabolic disorder or it could have been caused by an infection during pregnancy.
In both cases there is no medical cure for her and all that can be done is to help manage the condition through frequent occupational, speech and physiology therapy.
All of this cost a lot of money and has a major impact on everyday life for Claudia and both her parents.
Funding is needed towards a communication device for Claudia, which will enable her to make choices and communicate these choices. Planning for the future is extremely difficult and Claudia's needs will constantly change as she grows older.
Every bit of support received will be going towards her medical bills, special food for her feeding tube, equipment to support her therapy and the very much needed communication device, which in itself will cost in the region of R90,000 (approx. £5,000)
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