Ashley is my dad. He's 76 and desperately needs an operation to ease his back pain following a fall at work (yes, he still works!). After the fall an MRI uncovered a cyst on his spine and his medical aid will not cover the cost of the operation to treat it. He is unable to walk, unable to stand, unable to work. Having contributed to medical aid all his working life, he now finds that he cannot access help when he needs it. Please help if you can - the stress of the financial worry and the pain are crushing my dear parents. And Ashley's driving my mother crazy being at home all day every day :-) Thank you so very much.