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PLEASE we need help for the Nat. Pres. Mr. Greg Vos, of one of the biggest Bike Clubs namely "The Wild Bunch MC South Africa, that was Est. in 1974 to help him save his leg. He and his brave son’s who have been thru hell and back by losing their ... More ...
PLEASE we need help for the Nat. Pres. Mr. Greg Vos, of one of the biggest Bike Clubs namely "The Wild Bunch MC South Africa, that was Est. in 1974 to help him save his leg. He and his brave son’s who have been thru hell and back by losing their mother, nearly losing their father, saving their father and helping him thru this tough time where they can.
In January of 2005 Greg and his wife and The Wild Bunch Jo’burg Chapter went on a breakfast run to Parys. They left early and on the way between Parys and Fochville, his wife on her own bike went thru a bend, his wife seemed to have lost control of her bike and she went off the road and got thrown from the bike and she hit a rock with her head which split her helmet in half and sadly she died instantly she left him with 3 lovely boys their ages at the time were (Travis - 4years 2months), (Nicholas 8years 2 months) and (Dean 13years 2 months). Then in 2006 his eldest son Dean started racing bikes in 600cc category at the age of 14years old, then in May of 2009 his eldest son Dean and Greg were hi-jacked outside their house in front of his youngest son Travis at the young age of 8 years old. Greg and Dean were then taken into Soweto where they were held hostage for 3 hours before being dumped outside soccer city leaving his youngest son Travis and middle son Nicholas alone at home and traumatized not knowing where their father and eldest brother were, Greg and Dean were very traumatized, but as the strong family they are they got thru it, after that they still went on to win the northern regions 600cc motorcycle champion ship in 2010 on father’s day. Coming back from East London racing which they won, just before Smithfield in the Free State they were traveling in a Mercedes Benz sprinter, the lower control arm broke which resulted in him rolling the vehicle. His son Dean and girlfriend were in the van with him and thank GOD his son was only bruised and his girlfriend unfortunately broke her ankle but Greg was severely injured and trapped in the burning van. His son rescued his girlfriend from the van then went back for his dad, the sprinter had set alight and Greg begged him to run to safety, but the brave Dean wouldn’t give up, Greg was so trapped that he battled to rescue his dad from the burning vehicle and eventually he got him out. They were then transferred to Smithfield hospital where he lay with collapsed lungs and badly broken body the young Dean stayed strong and was calling family and friends telling them that his father was dying, then a helicopter arrived from Bloemfontein with a doctor and paramedic they took over 1 hour to stabilize him then flew him to Palimony trauma center in Bloemfontein where they operated on his leg but he had a very bad infection that they could not operate on his broken back. He was then transferred to the Universities Hospital where they removed his stomach muscle to cover the damage in his leg. He stayed there for 4 months because of the multiple broken bones and not having medical aid they fixed him up best they could but couldn’t do the necessary operations for him to have a complete recovery and walk normally again. Two years later he still can't work as he is permanently in crutches and suffers from severe pain and now has a bone infection and dropped foot which will take 3 operations to repair, but since he does not have medical aid the government hospital wants to amputate his leg. Which will mean that he will be in a wheelchair, as he cannot afford a prosthesis leg, and then having to depend on his 3 young boys even more, this family has been thru a very tough time with the past couple of year’s events? Greg is on constant pain medication which costs over $150 a month, he went to see PROF E.E Lautenbach which confirmed that Greg’s leg can be salvaged with a series of 3 operations and he will be able to walk normally again once the 3 operations are complete and after some rehab. Unfortunately these operation cost over R300000.00 as you can see on the quotes that are attached. The Wild Bunch S.A hosted a music festival on the 28th October 2012 in assistance to help raise funds for his operation but hardly raised enough funds close enough for the operation, and with the bone infection that Greg now has in his leg the need for an operation is becoming critical. This family has been thru so much heartache and trauma but still stay as strong as they can, Greg has lost nearly everything with not being able to work, he fixes bikes in his garage, just to feed his family and put his son’s thru school. We really hope that you will find it possible to help Greg and his boys any kind of way. We have attached photos of the car crash of Greg in hospital the doctors quotes as well as what his leg looks like now.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, and really hope that you will find it in your hearts to help him and his family.

(The Wild Bunch MC SA-East Rand Chapter Secretary)
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