Rosemarie Hartnick
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16% of $3.9k goal
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“Life has a way of taking you on unexpected twists and turns that you did not plan or could ever imagine. So is the case with me being diagnosed with Sarcoidosis with advanced Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2013. A disease that until then I had never heard about. Two years, blood tests, numerous x-rays, an open lung biopsy, CT scans, lots of visits to the specialist and all kinds of medications later, reality finds me practically house-bound on oxygen therapy learning to adjust to my new normal.”

-Excerpt from Rosemarie Hartnick’s Blog, https://rosemariehartnick.wordpress.com

Rosemarie Hartnick is a mother of two stunning boys, Ross and Connor, and wife to Pastor Brian Hartnick. Anyone who knows her can attest to the driven, selfless, motivating person that she is. Living with Pulmonary fibrosis for the past 4 years has taken its toll on her family but she refuses to become a victim of her circumstance

Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease marked by scarring of the tissue inside and between the air sacs in the lungs. When the scar forms, the tissue becomes stiff and thicker. This makes it harder for oxygen to pass through the walls of the air sac into the bloodstream. Once the lung tissue becomes scarred, the damage cannot be reversed. There is no cure. Many people with the disease live only about three to five years after diagnosis.

As a friend and mentee of Rosmarie Hartnick, I am, with a few of my friends and family looking to help in any way that I can. The family is in need of a portable oxygen machine, a wheelchair, and help with month on month medical expenses. Rosemarie has recently undergone some rigorous testing at the Groote Schuur Hospital where she may undergo the very first double lung transplant to be carried out at the facility.

Through a benefit concert, taking place on 1st October 2017,  and other efforts, we are looking to raise R50,000 for the Hartnick Family.

We need your help to accomplish this. Would you consider donating in cash, kind, or time to help us achieve this mission? Please see the appendix for donation information.

We thank you in advance for your support! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to obtain a portable oxygen machine and wheelchair for Rosemarie and to cover a portion of the family’s medical bills.

Please send an email to kasuba.sikamo@gmail.com for more information.

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