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Get the tissues ready! The Good Morning Angels Fund NPC and a good samaritan agreed to cover the costs for a specialised hip-joint prosthesis for Lee Oosthuizen (50).

 

Gauteng, South Africa (12 August 2021) – Lee Oosthuizen (50) from Muldersdrift, Gauteng, defied the odds and will soon be able to walk again. This is after two donations have been made to assist Oosthuizen, who has been in pain without a functioning right hip since the year 2018.

Lee couldn’t do his physical job for years now. He is an event and lighting coordinator – which means financially, he has been unable to support his lovely wife, Sonja and their two sons.

The nightmare started at the end of 2017 when Lee broke his hip in an accident while playing touch rugby with his kids. He ended up in a government hospital where his hip was mended with screws and pins. Not long thereafter, he had a severe blood clot that almost ended his life… and then he tripped and fell on his repaired hip when his two Boerboel dogs greeted him at the gate. The screws in his hip just snapped as the bone never fused back together.

Lee
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Lee started a page on the crowdfunding page Back-A-Buddy and has raised a whopping R54 000 since 2019 – but this falls far short of the costs of having his hip replaced in a privately owned facility.

He reached out to Operation Healing Hands and has been treated by OHH Orthopaedic Surgeon Prof Theo le Roux, who is also at Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Even with the assistance of free medical treatment by the Operation Healing Hands team and the money he has raised – he’s still short of another R170 000.

He requires a special prosthesis that costs R120 000. Hospital and theatre costs will cost him another R100 000.

Luckily Le Roux, Chairman of the Board of Operation Healing Hands (OHH), came forward. He has successfully secured the sponsorship of a specialised hip-joint prosthesis for him. The OHH doctors and medical professionals will do Lee’s hip replacement operation and rehabilitation free of charge at a private hospital within the next two weeks.

The Good Morning Angels Fund NPC also came to the party saying they’ll donate the R50 000 still outstanding towards the hospital and theatre costs to make Lee’s operation possible!

Lee
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Sources: Good Morning Angels – Supplied
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