Hi everyone my name is Steven and i need help in fundraising money to help my mom get knee replacement surgery. My mom who is 70 years of age is from Zimbabwe, she has endured through a lot of pain, having attended a few doctors there before coming to South Africa. Because of the shortages in materials the doctors couldn't pin point what type of arthritis she had, they gave her medication which helped ease the pain. Concerns were raised as she became wheelchair bound and lost her mobility, with the medication not helping much. Her knees and wrists would swell and she would cry from tremendous pain. In all hopes to get her help, me and my brother organized that she comes to South Africa to see doctors here and find out what was exactly wrong with her. With the appointments she's been to so far she has been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative joint disease. Meaning that the articular cartilage (soft cushion between the knees) is thinning away and her bones are rubbing together, weakening her knees and leaving her vulnerable to any other infection. The doctors have given her a number of injections which seem to help, as she's now regained a bit of motion, with the assistance of crutches. To be on the safe side they have suggested my mother get knee replacement surgery done on both her knees to avoid any further damage and risk of her never walking again. She has been and still is the pillar of my strength, seeing her like this brings me great pain and i worry as i'm not in the best financial position to help. Working a general warehousing job and having three kids of my own as well as a wife to take care of leaves me with very little to help see her through her medical aid. This is i why i am sincerely asking for help. If there are any prayer warriors out there please assist me with prayers for my moms recovery and strength for us a family to carry through. Your help will be greatly appreciated, will post any future updates as time goes.