Family hopeful of better life

2018-10-17 06:04
Dawn and Alex Botha are grateful for the help received from the Pietermaritzburg community and look forward to a better life thanks to the generosity of others. PHOTO: byrone athman

Dawn and Alex Botha are grateful for the help received from the Pietermaritzburg community and look forward to a better life thanks to the generosity of others. PHOTO: byrone athman

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DAWN Botha wished to thank both the Maritzburg Fever and the public for the immense support given to the family following the publication of an article on September 5 requesting urgent help for her son, Alex Botha, who has been suffering with multiple complications for over 14 years.

“The support we have received from the public has been overwhelming. We have had various donations and help from multiple people ever since the article was released,” said Botha.

Botha’s son Alex suffers from seizures, loss of energy and focus which has prevented him from working. He also suffers from extreme abdominal pain, ulcers, hernias and throat problems among other things. Since the release of the article, he has received help in the form of cash donations, doctors’ appointments, and dentistry assistance.

“He recently saw a dentist, free of charge, who was able to sort out his teeth — which had been falling out due to his sickness.

“We have also had assistance from high places such as important government officials who have even contacted the Department of Health to ensure that my son is seen to soon,” said Botha, who added that the government official wanted to remain anonymous.

Botha said that her son was booked into Greys Hospital on Thursday where he will be checked up on to see what can be done for him.

Ever since the death of her husband, Botha says that she and her son have been struggling but now there looks to be some new found hope for the both of them after receiving such a major boost from the public.

“We are so thankful for everything the public continues to do for us up to this day and I hope that my son will be able to be healthy again after the doctors see to him,” said Botha optimistically.

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