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Katinka Steyn (41) is a wife to Manie (42) and a mother of 2 beautiful children aged 9 and 5.She is a jovial person who always put other’s needs ahead of her own and brings joy to every one who knows her.This time, she needs our help.
Katinka’s medical problems began about 2 years ago in 2018.Initially she was diagnosed with severe cellulitis in her left leg, which they felt had to be amputated.After numerous visits in the hospital and a second opinion, she eventually underwent a skin graft.Sadly this came with its own set of complications and her leg already has permanent damage to the muscle tissue.We can now only hope that the skin heals well.
In 2019 she was further diagnosed with a large stomach ulcer, possibly related to medication, which burst in December 2019.She had to undergo emergency surgery to stop the bleeding, but they could not proceed with the surgery to make her life a little easier.During this incident, he found that the ulcer was so large that, had he removed it, she would not survive long with the small stomach pocket that was left.The fact that Katinka lost so much weight, further increased the risk of her not surviving the surgery.
Since then, Katinka has been in hospital for about 70% of her life in hospital, missing valuable time with her family.She currently weighs 38 kg and is still in hospital, with bleak prospects of returning home.This long sickbed has started affecting her lungs and hears and she needs to go for a biopsy on the lungs.
Her story was previously reported in YOU magazine, the local Bulletin and Ridge Times newspapers. (See https://ridgetimes.co.za/235634/mother-of-two-is-w... and https://ridgetimes.co.za/242274/ill-secunda-moms-w... ) The medical bills are escalating and the medical aid is depleted. When COVID struck, her husband, a contractor, also lost part of his income, but still did a brilliant job in being a father and home school teacher.
I am asking you humbly for your prayers and if possible, a donation towards the medical bills and the procedures that she still needs to undergo.
They say that faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains.I believe that if all of us work together, we can get Katinka home for Christmas.
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