Piet is doing well after knee operation

Categories: Blog,May 2018

“We need your help! Piet (16) injured his knee in a rugby match and needs a knee operation”.

You may recall our cry for help for Piet’s sake late last year. And answer, you did! YOU raised over R20 000 towards the operation.

Piet has been a member of the Abraham Kriel family since 2011. As scary as that was for him and his brother, nothing had quite been as scary as the thought of going under the knife.

On 15 December 2017, Piet had his knee operation at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Mr. Johan Ackerman used his influence and the medical experts from the Knee Clinic agreed to treat Piet free of charge. The operation, anaesthetic, theatre, hospital stay, the surgeon and all the subsequent treatment in terms of a biokineticist and physio were covered by the clinic.

It’s been 5 months since Piet’s operation and he is recovering well. He completed his sessions with the biokineticist on Friday, 4 May 2018. “His biokineticist is very happy with his progress and said that he may play rugby again”, says his social worker, Erika van’t Zand. Piet is excited about the prospect of playing rugby again but says, “not now, next year when I’ve recovered fully”.

With the approval of the donors involved, the R 20 700 raised was used for a variety of other urgent needs.

We, as Abraham Kriel Bambanani, would like to thank Mr. Johan Ackerman, the knee clinic, all the specialists who treated Piet and thank you to YOU for responding to our call for help and reassuring our beneficiaries that they can always rely on the kindness and support of caring strangers.