An Uber driver from Parklands, Cape Town, was touched by the story of Dr Paulo De Valdeleiros, aka the "Walk-in Doctor".
Samy Bala, a 30-year-old Uber driver, started a crowdfunding page, hoping to raise a whopping R1 million towards the cause of Dr Paulo De Valdeleiros. The doctor opened a practice in Westdene, Bloemfontein, where people only pay what they can afford.
"I just saw an article on News24 this morning for his kind heart asking patients to pay what they can afford in hope to changing people's lives, so I am hoping to share with people to fund his work so he can continue to change peoples' lives," Bala wrote on the crowdfunding page.
"Funds will help this amazing doctor maintain the amazing vision he has for changing lives by paying his bills and his staff...
"It will give him a motivation to keep his dream of changing lives through affordable medical care alive."
Briefly.co.za previously reported Dr de Valdoleiros, who graduated at the age of 51, sparked quite the reaction after it was revealed he asks that patients pay what they can afford at his practice.
"I feel that just because you don’t have money, shouldn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to see a doctor,” he said.
The funds will be collected and administered by BackaBuddy until the target is reached. If you want to donate, visit the crowdfunding campaign by clicking on this link.
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