My father, Raymond Deyzel, 62 years old, was diagnosed with Emphysema 2 years ago and then 8 months ago diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) which is basically a combination of severe emphysema and chronic bronchitis, he is now at around stage 4 (shortness of breath after a few minutes of walking) but sometimes has the symptoms of stage 5 (shortness of breath when changing clothes). He struggles to walk short distances because of his inability to breathe properly and really has lost his quality of life. He is also on a nebuliser. There is no actual cure for this disease, however there is an operation called Lung Volume Reduction Coils surgery which will improve his lungs and breathing as with no treatment he will only get worse.
My father has been a super dad to me all my life.. He sacrificed all his dreams to raise me as a single parent since I was 8 years old.. I am now 29 years old and 6 months pregnant with his grandson. His only grandchild. My dad really needs this operation. He needs to be a part of our lives, he really doesn't deserve to die slowly, however this operation costs R400,000 South African rand.
Please help me help my dad get to this surgery! It would really be the answer to all our prayers