- A desperate husband has cried out for help after his wife suffered several health complications following the birth of their second child
- April Hodson needs a new kidney after she suffered renal failure following the birth of her son
- However, she needs Mzansi's help to raise enough funds for the necessary medical procedures
On Tuesday, a heartbroken husband reached out to Briefly.co.za to share his wife's story. Jarred Hodson revealed his wife is in desperate need of a life-saving surgery.
The father of two explained his wife, April, suffered several complications after the birth of their second son, who is now only seven weeks old.
April suffered renal failure, for which she needed two blood transfusions, and shortly afterwards they discovered multiple blood clots in her lungs.
According to Hodson, his wife spent two weeks in ICU where she received treatments for the blood clots, but things are yet to look up.
"After over 30 blood thinning injections in hospital and now Warfarin tablets, the clots have still not dissolved," he said.
Hodson went on to explain that April has acute renal failure, also known as kidney failure, and it was determined by an ultrasound that the young mom of two was born with only one kidney, which is now failing.
"I'm trying desperately to raise funds for her to go on dialysis or have a transplant through a private hospital as the chance of her getting either through a public hospital are slim to none," Hodson said.
According to Hodson's research, there are over 47 000 people with acute renal failure in the Eastern Province. However, he claimed due to the high cost, only 300 of those patients receive dialysis from state hospitals each year.
"It costs hospitals R200 000 a year per patient on dialysis and R90 000 a year for a transplant treatment per year," he said.
Hodson's only hope it to get his wife healthcare from a private hospital, but in order to get her the help she needs, he needs funds.
Briefly.co.za gathered the concerned husband set up a crowdfunding campaign and he called on South Africans to help save the mother of his kids' life.
"All I want is to see my wife get the treatment she needs or have a transplant so we can be a family and watch our two boys grow up," Hodson added.
Hodson is desperate to get help for his wife and he has even offered to show her medical reports if someone wanted to tit before helping.
"I feel broken having to ask for help but will gladly swallow my pride as I will do whatever I can for my family."
Click on the link to visit the BackaBuddy campaign.
Account holder: Jarred Hodson
Account Number: 6279 0255 410 Branch: 250 655
Contact number: 065 178 3231
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at his original post below:
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