Roxanne Simon was born prematurely at 31 weeks via emergency c-section, weighing 1.9kg. She went into distress while in the womb and had her first poo while inside; this, and being premature put her in a horrible situation. When they got her out of the womb she was unresponsive. The doctors had to give her a shot of adrenaline and do CPR to get her heart started. She was then placed in the neonatal baby room for further care.
She was diagnosed with Broncopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) by a Specialist at Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria, but has not been able to see a Specialist to help provide proper care for her as there are no funds to do so.
Her lungs are not strong yet as she is on oxygen 24/7. While in hospital, she was on and off the ventilator which damaged her lungs in the process. She is currently living at home which requires full-time care. Mom, Natasha, is unemployed and takes care of Roxy while her husband is working, but they are struggling.
Little Roxy is now only weighing 8kg. She is walking and she is very clever, but she lives a very sad life as she may not play outside or go anywhere because she doesn`t have a portable oxygen machine. Her family loves her so much and want to give her all that life has to offer, but don`t have the finances to do so. They are praying for full recovery, but to do that, she needs to see a Specialist who can help her recover.
She requires home oxygen, Specialist doctor visits, and Lung therapy.
You can get involved and help raise funds for Roxanne`s medical expenses by supporting our bracelet initiative. Together we can make a positive difference in her life, one bracelet at a time!
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Fundraising for Roxanne Simon
Sparkle Brightly Bracelets for Roxanne; consisting of bright pink and silver wooden beads with crystals – and a Believe, Faith & Heart, and Unicorn charm. To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online. Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome.
“Sparkle with all your heart and shine brightly.”