On Saturday night, the 23 March 2019, my fiancée was involved in a terrible motorbike accident which left him with multiple injuries and internal bleeding on his way home from work. The accident happened just 5 km from his destination……..home.
Allan Rae, was on his way home from work at 19H00 on his motorbike, when the unthinkable happened, a car hit the barrier in front of him and spun to which Allan had no time to respond and went head on into the car, the impact threw him off his bike and into the next lane when a 4 x 4 bakkie drove over is body lying in the middle of the motorway and never stopped to assist. A tow truck driver arrived on the scene to assist but when Allan tried to stand up the realization of the incident hit hard, he was bleeding internally and could not get to his feet. An ambulance arrived and rushed him to the nearest hospital, when we arrived at the hospital we were shocked when the doctor said he is in critical condition and we needed to make a decision now to operate as it was a private hospital and he did not have medical aid. Still in shock we agreed to come up with the funds to have the operation R250 000.00, his injuries included a burst bladder, open book pelvic fracture and internal bleeding, he was also fitted with a colostomy bag due to a large laceration through his groin. This was just the beginning, then the wait, to see if he would make it through the night. He was kept in ICU and monitored closely, by Monday morning, the doctor advised that Allan was not out of the woods and would need several more surgeries, the bills were already mounting. We had a long Monday thinking about what we could do, eventually we had to have him transferred to a government hospital. He was under heavy sedation for 8 weeks while he under went 4 more surgeries to fix his organs that were damaged. He had an external fixator fitted to help mend his shattered pelvis and are 9.5 weeks he was finally strong enough to come home. He has since been rushed back to hospital twice due to complications in his stomach.
He saw the doctor who operated on him when he first arrived critical and the doctor had told him that he had 2 other patients come in that same night with the same injuries and did not make it.
Allan has been bedridden since coming home, he has been going for physio as he cannot walk and is in constant excruciating pain, only to find out 7 months later that his hip was damaged in the accident and now needs to have a hip replacement, his knee also has damaged cartliage and torn ligaments, the waiting period for this operation is 2022.
He cannot work and we are still paying off the private hospital with the help of family and friends. We would humbly like to appeal for help to get this surgery done sooner in order for him to start recovery and get his life back on track after being beridden for 8 months.
Thank you to all for you kind support