Cape Town man takes on his medical aid scheme after it challenged his paternity and refused to cover his daughter’s medical bills

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Jens Herf and his partner, Aude, with their little girl, Athénaïs, who was born three months premature. (Photo: Supplied)
Jens Herf and his partner, Aude, with their little girl, Athénaïs, who was born three months premature. (Photo: Supplied)

Becoming parents for the first time can be magical – but when something goes wrong and your baby ends up fighting for her life, it can be terrifying too.

Just ask Jens Herf and his partner, Aude, from Fresnaye in Cape Town. They’d been together for almost three years when they heard they were going to have their first child last year and they were delighted.

Yet their tiny daughter came way too early and needed urgent medical treatment.

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