Help Paralympian Achmat “Sharkboy” Hassiem recover from severe coma

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Achmat, 3 x paralympian, and a bronze medalist, underwent a routine back surgery. Post-op complications has resulted in him being in a coma on life support in the ICU. He is going to need plenty of medical interventions if he is to make a full recovery

He fought off a great white shark to save his younger brother, so we can fight for his life now too.a

Fundraising Team

  • Taariq Hassiem
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  • Brother
  • Taryn Ganger
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  • Partner

Donors

  • Carla Janson
  • Donated on Aug 17, 2022
  • Wishing all of you strength, sending love x

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 02, 2022
R120.00
Mar 13

Home Sweet Home

Update posted by Taryn Ganger at 06:40 am

Achmat is settling in at home nicely.We have an increasing respect and admiration for nursing and carers. It is not easy! We are learning as we go and it's a bit of trial and error as we are fully relying on volunteers at the moment to teach us and assist. . . . .

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Feb 21

6 month update

Update posted by Taryn Ganger at 12:26 pm

Achmat is physically stable, though not conscious. The doctors have said that his brain has undergone too much damage so he won't be coming back to us. The condition he is currently in, is the condition he is staying in. There is not much more they can do for him. . . . .

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Nov 23

Cost Update

Update posted by Taariq Hassiem at 02:10 pm

I thought I'd just give an idea of the cost thus far.Achmat's hospital medical bill has come to R1.2 million . This includes the doctor's visits, physio, speech therapist, medication and all other tests and procedures they've had to do so far. This works out to approximately R20 000 per

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Nov 03

We've left the hospital!

Update posted by Taryn Ganger at 05:23 pm

Just shy of 2 months and Achmat is finally stable enough to leave the hospital. He has fought off recurring infections to get to this point, so we are incredibly proud of him for his fighting spirit.He has been moved to the rehabilitation facility, and we are extremely happy to. . . . .

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Oct 08

Some good news

Update posted by Taryn Ganger at 01:41 pm

Today marks 1 whole month since Achmat was first admitted to hospital.He has managed to fight off the infections that were most worrisome to the doctors. He is finally off the ventilator and breathing on his own.He has been seen by a neurologist, physio, and speech therapist in addition to. . . . .

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Sep 22

He's not done making a difference yet

Update posted by Taariq Hassiem at 10:01 am

Achmat "Sharkboy" needs intensive rehab in a facility after his ICU hospital stay. He is not conscious yet and needs physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy so that his brain can reestablish connections and relearn what we take for granted everyday. We would like to appeal for monetary support to

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Donors & Comments

223 donors
  • Carla Janson
  • Donated on Aug 17, 2022
  • Wishing all of you strength, sending love x

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 02, 2022
R120.00
  • Cedar High School Grade 10 Learners
  • Donated on Jun 01, 2022
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  • Gauteng Lifesaving
  • Donated on May 06, 2022
  • Hassiem, you have inspired each and every one in our lifesaving community and we are sadden by your situation. All the best to you and your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you so much love and strength. From your Gauteng Lifesaving Family!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 02, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 01, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 01, 2022
  • get well soon

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  • Zarina Patel
  • Donated on Apr 25, 2022
  • Best Wishes!

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  • Donated on Apr 24, 2022
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