LottoStar contributes R120 000 towards Kiera’s treatmentPosted by Reitumetse Charity Mohajane | Charity
Kiera Rutherford, a 13-year-old from Hoedspruit in Limpopo, gets her miracle from her angels, LottoStar and the community of Hoedspruit.
The 13-year-old girl was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, a tick-borne disease which is very rare here in South Africa. After being misdiagnosed three times, Kiera, now on stage 3 Lyme Disease, must undergo treatment in Germany. The treatment costs over R800 000.
An angel named Debbie Thomson, wrote a letter to Martin Bester’s Good Morning Angels (GMA) on Jacaranda FM requesting assistance on behalf of Kiera and her father, Ranking Rutherford. In the letter, the angel explained Kiera’s heart-breaking story and how the Hoedspruit community had already raised some funds and needed more to contribute towards Kiera’s treatment.
In just 8 months, Kiera was left wheelchair bound by the severe pain she suffered from the disease. So, far there’s only been 2 to 3 cases of the disease reported here in South Africa with treatment only being available in Germany.
This morning (15th May 2019) on hearing Kiera’s moving story on Jacaranda FM’s GMA show, LottoStar was moved with compassion and committed to contribute the outstanding R120 000 to match the R680 000 that the Hoedspruit community had already raised for the treatment.
LottoStar and Jacaranda FM recently ran a “How lucky can you get” competition in March 2019, where the additional winnings from the competition were donated to GMA to assist with different charity initiatives like this one. Therefore, the R120 000 contributed by LottoStar towards Kiera’s medical treatment, is part of the final contributions from the competition.
Kiera will be flying to Germany on the 15th of May 2019, at 21:00 for her treatment.
We are happy that Kiera will finally receive her miracle treatment, therefore, we send our love and support to her, her family and the community of Hoedspruit.