A young hero, Luday, gets help with his medical costs.
Luday van der Merwe is a hero. He is 16-years old and was lying in a hospital bed in Ga'Rankuwa's George Mukhari State Hospital when we first spoke to him in January. After months in hospital, he is now back at the Meerhof School. Doctors say he will never walk again. Luday's spine was hit by a bullet on New Years' Eve, when he was out with his girlfriend and some friends.
There was an altercation with robbers and when a gunshot went off, in his girlfriend's direction, he jumped in front of her - to shield her from the bullet. Luday says he did it, because that's how his mother taught him. His mother died after a long battle with breast cancer on 4 February last year. He never knew his dad. Luday's grandmother, Jenny Wallis, looks after him. She did so before, when he was injured in a vehicle crash seven years ago. She helped him walk again then and believes that he will do it again this time. She works full time, from 12PM to 7PM, so that she can spend her mornings with Luday. These is no money for a medical aid and Luday needs specialized care in a Private Hospital - as the shrapnel from the bullet is still in his body. Doctors are worried that these pieces could go into his vital organs, which would cost him his life. Good Morning Angels helped with a R30 000,00 donation towards medical care and the Apple iStore gave Luday and iPad 2, to keep him connected during his long hospital stay. But, others heard hid plight and they too want to help.
Medizone Health did a fundraiser for Luday and managed to raise R50 000,00 to help him with medical costs
WATCH: This story on Sunday at 9:20 and 17:55 on "Vat my Hand" sponsored by Builders Warehouse on KykNet, DSTV Channel 144
YOU CAN HELP!! Luday van der Merwe Trust
Account nr: 62392512375
Branch code: 230145
Reference: Luday van der Merwe
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