This is such an amazing story to share. Truly a Miracle, thanks for all the Prayers, loving care and support shown by the Heritage House Preschool family and our generous Howick community.
As many of you know, André and Mar-Louise Pretorius had a terrible accident in October 2018 when they both fell over the small Karkloof falls, this resulted in them spending many weeks in Medi Clinic ICU, Greys and Northdale hospitals. Mar-Louise was discharged some weeks ahead of André, and was then able to sit at his bedside and encourage him on his long healing journey, which looked so bleak back then.
Their little son Liam attends Heritage House Preschool which is situated in Main street, Howick and we have assisted where ever we can; with a place to drop off meals, a place where Liam could continue his schooling in a safe and familiar place, away from the hospital and all the anguish that the family went through. We have continued supporting the family this year by welcoming Liam back at school even though his parents cannot afford to pay. A very generous anonymous donation for his full years’ school fees has been received (thank you), plus some Spar Vouchers and another offer to pay his school fees monthly. Whatever extra money we receive into their school fees account we will pay forward to Mar-Louise and André to help with their everyday needs.
It has been so wonderful to hear and see how far both Mar-Louise and André have come since their accident. For us to see them both bring Liam to school and fetch him at lunch time has been unbelievable. The photo tells the story. Mar-Louise was so proud of André for managing to change a light bulb recently, for most people this is an everyday chore, but for André it was a huge milestone achieved.
The family is still in need of financial assistance, as neither Mom or Dad are able to work while they continue with their physical rehabilitation. If any one is able to contribute towards their day to day living or even some of their extensive unpaid Medical expenses, please be so kind as to make a donation to the following account:
André and Mar-Louise Relief Fund
Cheque account number 627 8488 2435
Branch code 220725
News supplied by Heritage House PreSchool.