- A 58-year-old man, Peter Moripe, has made a desperate plea for help after finding out his life depends on it
- Moripe had been living with a pacemaker for almost 17 years when it broke, and now he needs a heart transplant
- However, he has no money to undergo the life-saving surgery and has called on Mzansi to help
Peter Moripe, a husband and father of five, has called on South Africans to open their hearts and wallets to him.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Moripe said he had been in Steve Biko Hospital since last week Thursday.
"I have been diagnosed with cardiac failure and was ultimately inserted with a pacemaker. It's almost 17 years that I have been using it," he said.
However, the main lead of the pacemaker got fractured and it is negatively affecting its ability to function properly. According to Moripe, they can't replace the pacemaker because it would be life-threatening.
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"Currently, my heart has been medically declared depleted and has reached its final journey. Thus, I need a heart transplant - something I cannot afford," he said.
According to the 58-year-old, public hospitals do not offer the type of surgery he required. Also, statistics reveal that in 2018, there were approximately 4 300 people on the donor list awaiting organs for heart transplants.
"So I either die or get help in raising much-needed funds," he said.
Moripe said he has considered starting a crowdfunding campaign but does not know how to, he also added he has medical documents which he would gladly show people as proof of his condition.
If you want to get in touch with Moripe, his contact details are:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell no. 072 085 2503
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