US$9,325.00raised of $15,000.00 goal goal
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On Friday, 11 February 2022, my brother got into a car accident on his way home from work. He was driving on a dirt road, hit a sandbank around a curve and lost complete control of the car. The car started rolling and eventually landed on its roof in the bushes.
The ambulance rushed him to the hospital where they did multiple tests, scans, and X-rays. He was breathing very shallowly and they found that he has two rib fractures and ruptured his spleen. Lian was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer in 2015 at the age of 16 and he received chemotherapy and radiation as treatment. The doctor stated that his spleen was enlarged (possibly from the chemotherapy) and it was also sitting lower than it is supposed to, which is why the doctor thinks the impact from the car accident made the spleen rupture. The doctor told my parents that they need to remove Lian's spleen. The doctors removed his whole spleen in a three hour operation in the middle of the night. Lian then got moved to the Intensive Care Ward of the hospital so that the doctors can monitor him. The first 48-hours are the most critical post surgery. He has not eaten anything since his arrival at the hospital, because the doctors want his other organs, especially the liver that is taking over the spleen's job of protecting the body from infections, to adjust post-surgery. Lian is still in a lot of pain, weak, and exhausted, but he is getting better every day. He is working with a physiotherapist (physical therapist) on lung and stomach exercises as well as other exercises to help him get back on his feet. Lian got moved to the surgical ward today, Tuesday, 15 February, where the doctors and nurses are monitoring him closely.
Lian is in the transitioning phase between school and work, which unfortunately makes the health insurance complicated. Half of his medical expenses had to be paid in cash before they could operate, but the hospital requires us to pay the other half before he leaves the hospital, possibly at the end of this week.
Any additional funds raised above the requested amount will be used to help Lian get back on his feet by paying for continued rehab, treatment, and possibly a new car.
Please consider walking through this challenge with us, whether that be financially, through prayer, or through friendship! We appreciate all the help we can get!
We continue to pray that the Lord's hand will be over Lian and my family during this season.
Thank you for your time, prayers, and donations!
- Isabella Botha
- Campaign Owner
A New HorizonUpdate posted by Isabella Botha at 07:39 pm
Dear family and friends,We are sorry for the delay in this newest and final update. We are so thankful for each and every one of you. Your prayers and kind generosity have made a world of difference and we have been overcome with gratitude at how the Lord has provided. . . . .
UpdateUpdate posted by Isabella Botha at 02:43 am
Great news! Lian is now with my family. The doctors were happy with his progress and allowed him to convalesce at home. He remains in a lot of pain and has a long recovery ahead. He is still bedridden and my parents have to administer injections to compensate for his