JD Lange (1 yr.) was dropped off at his new creche in Saldanha on the 2nd of March 2020. Shortly thereafter his mother, Jessica, received a phone call to inform her that little JD fell into the swimming pool! He was without a heart beat and oxygen for 30 minutes. JD was resuscitated.
He was flown by helicopter from the West Coast Life Hospital in Vredenburg to the Rooikruis Children’s Hospital. He received a trachea to assist with breathing as he struggles to breathe on his own. JD also received a peg in his stomach to help with feeding as solids through the mouth goes to his airway.
The full extent of his injuries is not known yet; but the brain scan has showed severe brain damage, and he was diagnosed with Hypoxic Brain Injury.
By supporting our bracelet initiative you can help to raise money for JD`s medical expenses, the after-care and ongoing care that he will need to recover. It will help his mom with all the extra financial struggles that she will face – now, and in the future. She is a single parent raising this beautiful little blue-eyed boy, and she is no longer capable of going back to work as she needs to take care of JD. Jessica is also suffering from a Hernia and was admitted to hospital. Her surgery has been moved to November 2020.
Together we can change their world, one bracelet at a time!
Follow his Facebook page for live updates on his progress and journey.
Update May 2020: JD was released from hospital after the trachea was removed, he is breathing on his own and is currently happy and doing well at home.
Fundraising for JD Lange
Overcomer Bracelets for JD; consisting of white, cream and light grey wooden beads with crystals – and a Hope, Tree of Life, or Cross charm. To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online. Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”