- A recently widowed woman has received a generous donation of R35 000 from the kind-hearted people at Jacaranda FM's 'Good Morning Angels'
- The young mom of two lost her husband, 32 to COVID-19 related complications just weeks after their daughter's birth
- The woman shared a few touching words about the memory of her husband
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A local woman has received an extremely generous donation of R35 000 just one month after her husband passed. The widow, Bianca van Staden, 25 welcomed her second child with hubby Tiaan just a few weeks before the businessman succumbed to COVID-19 related complications.
Just two short weeks after the birth of their baby girl, Tiaan began to feel ill and got antibiotics to treat what at the time the couple thought might just be a mild cold. Despite being a fit and healthy 32-year-old, Tiaans condition continued to deteriorate and he passed on the 26th of July, Jacaranda FM reports.
Following her husbands passing, Bianca wrote to the radio station. The newly widowed mom of two had relied on her husbands income to support the family and although the couple had access to some medical aid benefits, no will or policy was left in place for Tiaan's unexpected passing.
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The desperate mom had to scramble to find a job, earning a minimum wage of R5 500. With medical bills to pay off and a young family to support, the cash was not enough.
The generous R35 000 donation
The kind-hearted people at Jacarada FM's 'Good Morning Angels' awarded the young mom R35 000 to assist in paying off her medical bills and to continue to taking care of her children. It's hoped the small donation will make things a little easier for the young family.
Speaking candidly about the memory of her loving husband, Bianca had this to say:
"He was a wonderful man who received much honour. He had his own tyre business and touched so many people and always helped everyone. He always provided for us."
Couple dies of Covid19 related complications just weeks after having 1st child
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that the tragic news of a local couple's passing due to Covid-19-related complications has Mzansi heartbroken. Sheena Scott and her husband Craig welcomed their first child just seven weeks before succumbing to the deadly disease.
Heading online, Jeppe High School for Girls shared the devastating news. Scott matriculated from the secondary school in 2005 and was clearly much-loved.
The young mom had passed away from pneumonia just seven weeks after giving birth to her precious baby girl, Ava. Sheena's husband Craig had died two weeks earlier, also due to Covid-19-related complications.
"Rest in Eternal Peace, dearest Sheena. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends who are in mourning and we keep baby Ava in prayer. You will be sorely missed, dearest Sheena," Jeppe High School captioned the post.
Mzansi headed to the comments section and shared their deepest condolences. Many wished the newly-orphaned Ava a happy and blessed life despite the loss of her parents.
Check out some of the heartfelt reactions below:
Edith Steyn said:
"Oh how sad, this is family of my hubby's friend, sadly four from the same family have passed away. RIP Sheena, condolences to the family."
Ingrid Hendrickse said:
"What a blessing to have met such a beautiful soul, such a tragic loss. My condolences to all her loved ones."
Marisa Goncalves said:
"There are no words to describe this loss, but it is evident to understand how many lives were touched by Sheena.
"You will never be forgotten my friend. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with your beautiful baby girl Ava and family. You are reunited with Craig and Anita and you are all looking down at the ones you love, especially guarding and guiding your baby girl."
Lisa Lai King said:
"Condolences to the family."
Leandra Langenhoven said:
"There are just no words, what a loss. I'm heartbroken by this news. May the angels encamp around baby Ava. RIP Sheena and Craig."
Angela Harper Moore said:
"Heartfelt condolences to both families. May God bless baby Ava all the days of her life."