Funds pour in for toddler

2016-05-05 06:00

THE Keshivan Medical Trust has already achieved more than half of its target through kind-hearted community members who hosted fund-raising events and sponsorships from donors.

In February, a committee and trust fund was set up to assist with various projects to make Jason and Charmaine Govender’s dream of seeing their three-year-old son, Keshivan, lead a normal life, come true.

The objective is to achieve the financial target so the toddler can get treatment.

Keshivan was born with Spastic cerebral palsy, which stem cell treatment at the Shenzhein Beike Biotechnology Co. Ltd associated hospitals in Thailand are able to render.

“Keshivan cannot crawl or sit up on his own, he has just started to have some head control and he has to be fed as he has no hand-mouth co-ordination. He does not follow objects with his eyes, he depends on sound to respond when someone speaks to him. He weighs about 12kgs. We have to carry him around as he cannot walk,” said the parents.

At the end of April, R328 202 had been raised. The target is R500 000.

Events held so far include a car show by Nitro Crew and Street Assassins, a tea party hosted by Port Shepstone Andhra Sabha, a fun walk hosted by Umbango River Conservancy and a tuck shop at schools’ volleyball knock-out tournament.

The next fund-raiser takes the form of a dinner and dance by Disco Audio Exclusive at Scottburgh Town Hall on 7 May at 6pm.

Tickets cost R200 per couple. Call 072 031 9882 or 076 865 7825 for details.

The Dingalings will host a comedy evening at Port Shepstone Civic Centre on 21 May at 7.30pm. Tickets cost R100. Call 072 202 4242 or 083 357 3876.

If you are unable to attend any of these events, but would like to assist the Govender family, you may contribute to the Keshivan Govender Medical Fund.

Account name: Keshivan Medical Fund

Bank name: Standard Bank

Account number: 053351932

Branch code: 051001

Branch name: Port Shepstone

Swift code: SBZAZAJJ (for donations from outside South Africa).

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