Cindy‚??s baby daughter Jessica needs help to recover from Leukemia
Baby Jessica Burger was diagnosed with Leukemia at the tender age of just five weeks. After six months of chemo therapy in Pretoria, Jessica had a stem cell transplant to improve her chances of recovery. All this time, her mom has been by her side. The family is originally from Polokwane and mom, Cindy had to give up her teaching job to look after baby Jessica.
Her dad, Jandr√© has his own business and times are difficult. Although Cindy has a medical aid, there are many extra expenses and the family is having a very ruff year. Our Angel for the next two weeks is SEESA, who will be contributing funds from their September Golf Day to four Good Morning Angels recipients, including Jessica. Read more on the work and projects of SEESA at www.seesa.co.za
My name is Jessica Burger, I was born on 16 January 2011, in Polokwane. When I was only 5 weeks old, I was diagnosed with leukemia. My mommy, Cindy Watridge had to give up her job as a primary school teacher to look after me. Me and mommy have been in Pretoria Unitas Hospital since then, with a few weeks here and there at home, whilst I recuperate after each session of chemotherapy.
I had a stem cell transplant on 06 September 2011, for a chance of a recovery. It can now take between 2-4 weeks to show if the transplant was a success or not. Me and mommy have to remain in complete isolation because of the possibility of infection with only the minimum of medical staff allowed in the room. Daddy comes and visits me every weekend.
My spirits are high and I am a real little fighter, I just love to have my mommy by my side.
After having the transplant, I only feel like lying down, don‚??t want to sit up and play.
Expenses are very high and although mommy has a medical aid, she has to pay for it out of her own pocket. I have my own trust fund, but with shortfalls and living costs this has now diminished. Family and friends are trying to do more fund raisers but that is only in November and December. Daddy (Jandre) started his own security door business earlier in the year, but struggles to meet monthly budget due to the economy so there is literally no money coming in for daily and monthly expenses.
Mommy‚??s parents, Neal and Roni Watridge help where they can, but that is not enough to keep up with the traveling costs and household expenses for mommy and daddy.
There are angels that have come forward and supplied some nappies and other small essentials and taken a few of the shortfalls accounts to pay, but mommy and me still have a long way to go and only if I come through this with a clean bill of health, can mommy go back to work.
When I look in mommy‚??s eyes, I can see that she‚??s battling to cope with everything but she loves me so much and I know that only God can give her the strength to come thru this with me.
We need all your prayers.
Hope there is an angel out there that can help mommy and me‚?¶
Lots of love and Blessings,
REQUEST FROM: Oom Craig
REQUEST FOR: Baby Jessica Burger and her mom, Cindy Watridge
ANGEL: Paul Rothman and Magdarie van Staden from Labour Law, BEE and Skills for Business company, SEESA Gauteng
SPONSORING: Seesa recently held their annual golf day and will pay R 11 000,00 of the funds generated towards Jessica's medical treatment
ADDITIONAL: Good Morning Angels will add another R 4000,00 from the Good Morning Angels Fund towards Jessica's medical and other needs.
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