PLEASE HELP ME GET THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, USA TO GET MEDICAL CARE FOR A RARE CONDITION​. APPOINTMENT IS BOOKED FOR THE 19TH APRIL AT 11:30. AT THE SAME TIME HELP OUR HOME FOR ABANDONED BABIES IN SOUTH AFRICA AS I MEET WITH CHURCHES IN THE USA

Update posted by Rene Morcom On Mar 20, 2017

As many of you know I am about to embark on the greatest journey of my life - A fundraising mix Medical trip to the USA! WOW! I cannot believe there is only 22 days left, I am getting very nervous, exploring a new land, but excited to be meeting new people all with one thing in common - Love for God and a heart to help humanity.

So my journey is a two-fold experience.

1. On the 23 August 2016 I got diagnosed with a rare medical condition. I nearly stopped breathing 6 times in 2016 until myself and ‘doctor google’ diagnosed it. The Diagnosis was then confirmed with a blood test. There are only four people with confirmed blood tests in the entire country of South Africa and I am one of them. I have booked an appointment to see Dr Commins at the University of North Carolina on the 19th April 2017 at 11.30am. He is the leading researcher and the mastermind Doctor that can help me. I live a life committed to 21 Children (and about to grow to 23 as a pregnant teenager is about to move in with me who is about to give birth). I cannot afford to be sick. I have children from 18 DAYs old to 21 years old that need me, from school trips to Friday youth at church, ballet for the girls, to making bottles, homeschooling and the best part - the cuddles and loves! I feel after being in hospital 6 times for a week each time that I need to sort myself out so that I can continue to be the mother I need to be to these precious children of mine.

2. Times are hard and the first cut back for people is donations to charity. We felt it this year as very little donations came in in terms of School fees, food, and baby formula - the very things we cannot go without. We also have many children in special schools and college this year and their schooling is not free. We do not receive funding from our government - they tell us there is no money left to help us. So we rely on our local community to pay for the costs involved such as medical insurance, school fees, transport, church camps, clothing, medication, medical equipment, food, baby formula, and nappies. We have a lot of HIV positive children and disabled children who cost so much more as their demand are more. Everything is more expensive when you have many kids! I want them growing up in a normal family environment. I have the most special and awesome little people that God gave me the responsibility and privilege to raise - and I want to do the best I can with the little we have. These babies were found in trash cans, fields, toilets and gutters or come from abusive homes. Most of the older children are orphans. Many have some form of disability from HIV/ADIS to brain deformities to being physically disabled.

So what is my hope or goal in the USA?

I am going to build relationships, friendships, and trust. I am going to meet with churches, businesses, groups and individuals. I will be doing a presentation about Thandi House, the work we do and the struggles we face. I will be meeting people over coffee, meeting people in their churches and people in their homes. I hope to meet new people and make many lasting friendships during this time.

How is my fundraising going?
God is GOOD! I have been so blessed with a dear friend sponsoring my Air Tickets (YAY!) and I have made many new friends and I will be spending a few days in their homes all over the USA. Thank you to all who have already donated towards my trip and to those who opened their homes to me.

If you would like to sponsor towards my trip to the USA please following this links to the Thandi House Website. You can donate directly into our account or via paypal (Just click on the Paypal logo and it takes you to the Paypal Donation page.

http://www.thandihouse.com/support-us.html

Or you can donate through our Go Get Funding page below (Also takes you to the Paypal option)

http://goget.fund/2ldOkZg

Lastly, if you are in the USA and would like to open your home and help me with a night on your couch and meal I would be so grateful! If you have a ladies group, or a bible study group or just a few friends over for coffee that I can just casually chat to about out work I would be very grateful!

Please continue to keep me in your prayers regarding the planning, the fundraising for the trip, and that God would start preparing people's hearts.

Please SHARE SHARE SHARE - Not everyone is able to help, but by sharing it will help me reach those who might be able to help.

Thank you so much

Much love

Rene Morcom

Thandi House Founder
[email protected]

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Update posted by Rene Morcom On Mar 09, 2017


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I have managed to book my appointment with Dr Commins the lead researcher for Alpha Gal at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on the 19th April 2017. (4 days before my birthday). I am very excited to get medical answers!

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C'mon and finally get some answers. I wish I lived closer to UNC so I could meet you. Have a great trip and eat some emu for sure!

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