Proudly SA: Mzansi raised R57 000 for teacher whose leg was amputated

Proudly SA: Mzansi raised R57 000 for teacher whose leg was amputated

South Africans were inspired after hearing organisations managed to help raise over R50 000 for a teacher who lost her leg.

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Three years ago, doctors found cancer in Maretha Kruger's leg and were forced to amputate it. Kruger, a teacher, was born with a condition that affects the bones on her body.

Despite doctors claiming at birth that she would only live to see her 20s, Kruger lived life to the fullest.

However, Kruger needed help after her leg was amputated. Groot FM 90.5 reported Kruger needed R24 000 for a prosthetic leg.

Her story touched the hearts of South Africans and several organistations came together to help the teacher.

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Proudly SA: Mzansi raised R57 000 for teacher whose leg was amputated

Proudly SA: Mzansi raised R57 000 for teacher whose leg was amputated. Photo credit: JouMenseMyMense/Facebook.
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Briefly.co.za gathered in 2018, Cosmo Run donated R14 000 towards her prosthesis. King Price Insurance gifted her with e further R10 000 for the balancing of the prosthesis, as well as R4000 towards rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

JouMenseMyMense and Spar Northrand gave Kruger a R1000 gift voucher and We Buy Cars donated R23 000 towards the modification of her car to give her an extra bit of independence.

The story touched the hearts of South Africans.

Hettie De Klerk Roesch commented: "There still are good people and good news. So happy for her."
Elmarie Venter added: "What a wonderful story. It is very sad. Thank you to everyone did this for this wonderful teacher."
Karin Beytell said: "May the Lord bless each one who helped lift this teacher's burden."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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