- Kariie Mahlakola relies on an oxygen tank to breathe
- She needs a portable one to help her move around
- She appealed to tweeps to help her raise R37,000 needed to buy it
A young South African woman in Bloemfontein, Free state, took to Twitter recently to appeal for help in buying a portable oxygen tank.
Kariie Mahlakola is dependent on an oxygen tank to breathe, Briefly.co.za learned. However, it uses electricity and she therefore has a difficult time during power outages.
In addition, her movements are restricted, a problem the portable machine would easily solve.
Kariie posted photos of her oxygen machine as well as the pills she uses to treat her bone fractures. She indicated that her body hasn't kept up with her age, hence the fractures.
In a subsequent tweet, she revealed that the portable machine costs around R37,000. Furthermore, she left school early and would have been in Grade 12 this year had she continued.
Tweeps are already rallying to help Kariie by retweeting her appeal to spread awareness. Her tweet has racked up over 1,800 retweets so far.
South Africans also came up with various suggestions for Kariie to raise funds. See some of their reactions below.
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