My name is Lizette van der Merwe. I am from Pretoria in South Africa.
I am literally shaking out of uncertainty and wondering if this will work. I've never done a fundraiser before, but my gut feeling tells me to try, and my small heart is torn for what this person has gone through. They say that giving kindness is just as good as receiving it. I've always been a person that feels happy when everyone around me is happy. I help wherever I can, but this time I am in need of help outside of my own existence. I am also aware of major extreme cases where people need urgent help regarding medical problems, hunger relief and so much more. But this time I am putting myself out there by doing a random act of kindness to a person who deserves it more than anyone I know, and I need your help. Please.
My friend has been through a terrible personal ordeal in his life, and is currently in a situation where he has no means of raising funds to achieve so many things in life. He is also unaware that I'm doing this for him as he is too proud and private to ask for help or to let anyone know about his situation.
He has been through a very difficult divorce where he lost everything. He had to be declared insolvent while he was still married just to be able to help his (then) wife and two children get by. The divorce left him with nothing. He got some furniture and essentials from friends and is currently not making ends meet while he keeps on giving more than what the court ordered just because his children mean the world to him. His ex-wife has long ago moved on with a boyfriend and cannot even pay for enough food for the children. He then gives more money so his children (when visiting their mother) is taken care of. He is in debt due to unselfishly helping to pay (in the past) for things his ex-wife wanted. He will not ask for help, and his situation is so much more complex than what I can write here. It has caused him to suffer from major depression and anxiety but still he does whatever is needed. His oldest son is suffering from ADHD and he requires medicine for his condition as he is struggling in school. He is currently in Grade 3. They are based in Brits (North West). I have known him for more than 14 years. He is the kindest person with the biggest heart and always puts everyone first in spite of his own suffering. I have decided to try and help him by starting this campaign with the hope to show him that there are still people in this world who care and that giving up must not be an option. He also has two small children (9 & 7 years old). Please help me show him that kindness can go a long way and that love still exists. Any donation will help and is very much appreciated.My contact details are:
Lizette van der Merwe