The Fix The Machine Fund

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When someone we care about nearly loses their life, the gratitude we feel when they survive is so huge that, for a few days, we forget about everyday things like money. But to save a life is sometimes expensive…very expensive.

Paul Riekert, creator of bands like Battery 9, Joos Tonteldoos en die Dwarstrekkers and Die Menere, had to have emergency surgery done. The medical personnel at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg put together a team on a Sunday night, at great speed, and not only saved his life, but also provided great post-op care in their ICU. They are heroes.

The worst part is now over and the man lives, and although recovery will take some time, he’ll be able to again enrich the world with his music. Read Paul’s account of his experience here: http://battery9.co.za/2020/07/11/to-hell-and-back/

The cost of this excellent medical care is quite high.

Although some of the costs could be covered, additional funds are sorely needed. So here I am with my begging bowl, asking for donations to help cover Paul’s medical bills.

We’re living in strange and difficult times and most of us have less money to spend, but every bit will help. I’ll be extremely grateful.


Die Fix The Machine Fonds

As iemand vir wie jy omgee amper hul ewe verloor, is die dankbaarheid dat hulle oorleef het so groot dat mens vir ‘n paar dae skoon vergeet van alledaagse dinge soos geld. Maar om ‘n lewe te red is partykeer duur… baie duur.

Die mediese personeel by Milpark hospitaal in Johannesburg is die helde. Dié span het Paul Riekert, skepper van musiekgroepe soos Battery 9, Joos Tondeldoos en die Dwarstrekkers en Die Menere, lewend deur ‘n ernstige noodoperasie en opvolgende verblyf in hul intensiewe sorgeenheid getrek. Lees hier meer oor sy ondervinding: http://battery9.co.za/2020/07/11/to-hell-and-back/

Die wa is deur die drif en die man leef, en hoewel die herstel tyd neem, sal hy weer die wêreld kan verryk met sy musiek. Die koste van hierdie uitstekende mediese sorg is egter hoog.

Hoewel ‘n gedeelte van die koste gedek is, is daar aanvulling broodnodig, so ek staan bakhand in my dankbaarheid en vra vir skenkings om die mediese rekening te help betaal.

Ons leef deur ‘n vreemde en moeilike tyd, en geld is vir die meeste van ons skaarser as gewoonlik, maar elke bietjie sal help en is ek dankbaar voor.

Organizer

  • Liezl Vercueil for Paul Riekert
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • ZA

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 10, 2021
R500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2021
R1000.00
  • Eduard Overbeek
  • Donated on Jan 04, 2021
  • We had good times -

R100.00

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Donors & Comments

50 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 10, 2021
R500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 07, 2021
R1000.00
  • Eduard Overbeek
  • Donated on Jan 04, 2021
  • We had good times -

R100.00
  • TERMINATRYX BAND
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2020
  • Thanks to everyone who contributed to the fund via the special Terminatryx 'Fix The Machine' EP (featuring tracks remixed by & featuring Paul Riekert) Everyone contributing here will also receive one.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 29, 2020
R1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 29, 2020
R500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 24, 2020
R1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 20, 2020
  • Sterkte op jou herstelpad! Liefdegroete

R11000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 31, 2020
R700.00
  • Dave Sass
  • Donated on Aug 18, 2020
  • Get well soon bra, get angry!

R1000.00
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