Mzansi raises 2 million for Dr. Sindi Van Zyl?
South Africans have responded to a call to save the life of former Kaya FM radio host Dr. Sindi Van Zyl, after her family has pleaded with everyone to help them raise R2 Million for DR. Sindi’s medical bills.
This incredible woman has always been nothing but kind to all, & has actively supported countless causes & small businesses including my own. You'll rarely encounter a human with a bigger heart. Please let's do what we can to return @sindivanzyl the love❤ https://t.co/auxfRaQEx4 pic.twitter.com/uPEqJ0qa8n
— Mr. Buns/Buns Out/Abuti Buns/Lebunza/Breadwinner (@MapsMaponyane) April 2, 2021
Doctor Sindi was diagnosed with covid 19 at the beginning of this year, she was then admitted to hospital in February due to trouble breathing. According to the statement released by her family, the hospital costs have already exceeded one million Rands.
#GiftSindiLife has been trending since yesterday as it was Dr. Sindi’s birthday. Many SA celebrities have also come through and encouraged Mzansi to help raise funds for her.
Dr. Sindi has been described as a selfless and loving person.
ActressTerry Pheto tweeted: “Dr. Sindi is one of the most important people I know – kind, generous and selfless. She loves deep and shows up for everyone. Let’s keep her and her family in prayers and donate. #GiftSindiLife WE LOVE YOU @sindivanzyl”
Rami Chuene: “Today is @sindivanzyl’s birthday. May the outpouring of love and kindness towards her strengthen her. We celebrate and thank God for her life as we stand in faith with her family for her healing. Happy birthday, Champopo girl, you’re loved #GiftSindiLife.”
Woolworths SA has announced that it has contributed R100 000 for her, the page tweeted: “Dr. Sindi is part of our wollies family and we want nothing more than to see her back to full health. We will donate R100K towards #GiftSindiLife and we wish her a speedy recovery”
Big brands such as DSTV and Kaya FM have also come through for her.
Kaya FM tweeted: “We have reached out to Dr. Sindi’s family, we are in communication with them. We appreciate that you still view her as part of the Kaya FM family as we do.”
The statement reveals that it costs over a hundred thousand weekly for Dr. Sindi to be on the ventilator.
“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,” the statement read.
According to the statement, hospital and other medical bills already paid up are estimated at R1.5 million, and anticipated on-going weekly costs are between R150-R250K per week in ICU.
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