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Since childhood, my husband Marcelle, wanted to be a truck driver. In 2010 his dream became a reality. During Covid and being unemployed for a period of time, we had to let go of our medical aid to survive. Since then, we are dependant on limited medical care in our rural little town of Aberdeen. Then, in November 2022 he was retrenched. Although there were possibilities of a new job, 31 December 2022 would bring a very sudden and unexpected life altering change. Marcelle's leg went numb from the knee down and he fell face down in the passage. His left lower leg had no feeling and was icy cold to the touch. After a visit to the hospital, the doctor suspected restricted blood flow which could cause permanent damage. Even with the limited medical care, there was no improvement. By January 6th the pain was unbearable and I took him to ER in George hospital. With rapid intervention he was hospitalized and taken to Grootte Schuur in Cape Town, but it was too late. Permanent damage had set in in his leg. The muscle and nerve tissue were beyond repair and his left leg was amputated high above the knee on January 9th. To a truck driver, this is a hard blow and a devastating reality. Marcelle is however determined and positive to relive his dream to drive trucks again. His ultimate, to be a truck driver in America. With no income, he needs support to help cover the costs for trips to the nearest town where there is access to physio- and occupational therapy with the vision of getting a prosthesis. A prosthesis is quite costly, depending on the need and also requires long distance travels to see the necessary specialist. Additionally, he needs someone to help at home as I work away from home during the week and my humble salary hardly covers our basic expenses. We know this is going to be a long and challenging journey for the rest of the year, but we believe in miracles and a full recovery.
Thank you in advance for contributing to support him to relive his dream! Please share with friends and family.