- South Africans have all joined together and offered overwhelming support for Dr Sindi van Zyl, who is currently hospitalised
- Dr Sindi's family started a crowdfunding campaign to help them afford the doctor's medical fees, which keep rising
- Celebrities such as Black Coffee and grocery giant Woolies Food are among those who have shown support for the cause
A few days ago Dr Sindi van Zyl's friends and family started a crowdfunding campaign in order to pay for her hospital costs after she contracted Covid-19 and her health started deteriorating while in ICU.
In less than a day, they were able to raise close to a million rand and the amount keeps growing daily as many South Africans expressed care and concern for the doctor, who is quite popular on South African social media.
"It is our beloved @sindivanzyl‘s Bday tomorrow. There’s only ONE gift Sindi needs right now.Right pointing backhand index the gift of life. Her family is appealing to you to show her the love she’s shown you & #GiftSindiLife. You can “send her flowers/ gifts” by donating," wrote Dr_Lovelee, a close friend of Dr Sindi.
Donations have been pouring in as many people opened their pockets to helping Dr Sindi. Many people also shared their thoughts about how quickly the money was being raised. Read a few of their comments below:
"Praying for Dr @sindivanzyl to get better. She's one of the kind people I know social media. We are praying for you."
"May the hand of the Lord touch her wherever she is. I speak life to her, in the name of Jesus."
In other heartwarming Briefly.co.za news, a truly heartwarming story of a tragedy that has brought out the best in many people has been shared online. In a clip that was posted on Facebook by a user with the name, Graciela Yesenia Bern, a worried neighbour can be seen running to warn the people next door that their house is on fire.
Not long into the clip, the entire family is out of the house before any real physical harm is done. After the house burned down completely, a friend of the family started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a new start:
"2021 started in the worst way possible. Nicole and David woke up to loud banging on the front door. Their neighbour was alerting them that the house was on fire. Thank God everyone was able to get out safely, but unfortunately they have lost everything. David and Nicole along with their four children will have to start fresh."
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