Hello, thank you for reading this!
My name is Tiaan Malan, I’m a 17 year old teenager from South-Africa. In 2008 I was diagnosed with scoliosis, which means that I have a twist in the back of my spine. In the beginning the symptoms weren’t too bad but it got out of hand very quickly, I was in a lot of pain. Thankfully, we found an amazing doctor who was willing to help me and started planning an operation not much later. After the operation was done I didn’t have any pain but I certainly encountered a new challenge in my life, a medical bill of over $100.000,- !
People close to me immediately offered me and my family donations but back at the time I was too proud to accept them. However, I have grown up a lot since and it really hurts seeing my parents having to cope with the massive amount of debt. I am not asking or hoping for any big donation, but I would be extremely grateful with any rand or dollar you could spare to help me with my huge quest to pay off this debt. It also could help me fund my study so I can become an architect in the future.
Again, thank you very much for reading this and may God bless you.