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.
Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome. REF: JD Lange.
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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.