Olwethu Leshabane this afternoon made an appeal for South Africans to assist hospitalised popular radio Doctor, Dr Sindi Van Zyl.
Writing on Twitter, Olwethu said:
A fundraiser by Dr Sindi’s husband on Twitter has so far raised about R700 000, and needs to reach the target of R2 Million.
She has been in hospital for over 2 months.
Dr Cindy’s husband, Marinus, writing on the fundraiser, said:
Doctor Sindi van Zyl, who you may know as a life-giving friend, inspirational Doctor or DJ, is my wife. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the beginning of the year and admitted to hospital in February due to trouble breathing. Six weeks later, she is still in hospital. The cost to the family of the hospital alone has already exceeded one million Rand, and we are running out of funds.
Dr Sindi cannot breathe on her own yet, and the cost of needing to be on the ventilator alone is around a hundred and fifty thousand Rands per week.
She has suffered several complications related to a long stay in ICU, and we need more funds to pay for her continued stay in hospital until her lungs can cope without the ventilator. We will use any funds raised to pay the hospital bills, to enable Dr Sindi the chance to survive.
Sindi has dedicated her life to helping many people. She knew from the age of 4 that she always wanted to help people as a medical doctor. Now she needs your help.
Hospital and other Medical costs paid up until now have been approximately 1.5 million Rand.
Anticipated ongoing weekly costs are between R150-200K per week in ICU.
Our family Trust is called KHAYA Trust, and all donations will go through that.
Thank you in advance,
Marinus van Zyl