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South Africans chip in to help cover Dr Sindi van Zyl's hospital bill

3 April 2021 9:30 AM
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Dr Sindi Van Zyl
#GiftSindiLife

South Africans are pitching in to help raise the R2 million needed to cover Dr. Sindi Van Zyl's hospital bill as she battles with Covid-19 in ICU.

UPDATE: 'She lived an exemplary life of giving' - Tributes pour in for Dr Sindi van Zyl

Her husband Marinus Van Zyl has created a crowd-funding campaign to help cover the costs of his wife's lengthy hospital stay.

Dr. Van Zyl was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the beginning of the year.

It's been six weeks since she was admitted to the hospital with breathing difficulties.

"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", said Dr. Van Zyl's husband.

The beloved doctor and talk radio host became popular online for using social media to raise awareness about public health issues.

As of Saturday morning, on Dr. Van Zyl's birthday, R889,278 had been raised of the R2,000,000 fund-raising goal on the official funding platform.

Big brands including Lottostar, Woolworths, and 1Life Insurance have each pledged to pay R100,000 towards the cause and others have also donated directly into Dr. Van Zyl's family trust.

According to Dr. Van Zyl's friend Dr. Lerato Masemola, known as Dr. Lovelee, the fundrasing campaign has reached R1.5 million overall.

On Twitter, the hashtag #GiftSindiLife has been trending as messages of support stream in.




3 April 2021 9:30 AM
Tags:
Fundraising
Dr Sindi Van Zyl
#GiftSindiLife

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