My grandpa was diagnosed with dementia last year and his condition has been deteriorating at a staggering rate. He's been in and out of hospital with pneumonia, gastric ulcers and secondary infections since February.
Long hospital stays and the cost of caring for his needs are sapping my grandparents' pension and it's getting to the point where my family can't stop up the gaps anymore.
Last week we received a bill for ZAR32,000 (approximately $2,550) from the hospital -- the largest amount yet -- and we don't know how we're going to pay. We've been given two months to cover the whole amount, but with a backlog of bills already mounting, it's difficult.
If we can get this bill taken care of, it will allow us to keep paying for his care, which we don't know how we're going to afford otherwise.
My grandpa has been the rock of my family for as long as I've been alive. He is the best person I know and I now that he's the one who needs help, we're at a loss.
Please help us pay my grandpa's hospital bill so he can continue to receive the care he needs and live out his days with dignity