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Too young to be a widow with two young sons
$2,497 raised
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My beautiful 27 year old cousin Tania Peens, lost her husband to pneumonia on the 18th of November 2013. Their very happy marriage was blessed with two gorgeous boys both under the age of two when their daddy passed away. 

Tania met the love of ...

My beautiful 27 year old cousin Tania Peens, lost her husband to pneumonia on the 18th of November 2013.  Their very happy marriage was blessed with two gorgeous boys both under the age of two when their daddy passed away. 

Tania met the love of her life, Henning Peens, on the 22nd of April 2007. He asked her to marry him in June 2008 and they devoted their lives to each other on the 28th of March 2009.

Henning & Tania

Their first son, Reghardt was born on the 24th of November 2011 Baby Reghardt with his parents

and his little brother, Rousseau soon followed on the 28th of December 2012.

Sadly weeks before his eldest son's second birthday Henning became very ill and ended up on ICU for weeks needing ventilation. Tragically he died and was buried 3 days before Reghardt turned 2! Poor Rousseau will never have a birthday picture with his daddy as he turns 1 year old days after Christmas 2013! Rousseau  (11 months) and Reghardt (23 months)

Tania is now not only a young widow with two young children, she faces the prospect of losing their recently purchased house by Christmas. Her salary alone is not enough for her to rent a suitable house in South Africa where she lives, meaning that she will be relying very heavily on her mother for a place to live and raise her children.

The reason for my appeal is to raise much needed funds to hopefully pay rent for a new place to live; or allow her to stay in her current place for a few more months and help pay off debt she had to make for the funeral.

My sister and I are both running the Reading Half Marathon on 2nd March 2014, and are dedicating our efforts to raising money for this very worthy cause http://www.readinghalfmarathon.com

Remember the exchange rate of pounds to South African rands is very good, and any contribution will go a very long way! Please dig deep.

THERE APPEARS TO BE A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE MAKING PAYMENTS WITH WePay WHEN YOU TYPE IN THE CARD NUMBER DIRECTLY AS TANIA DOES NOT LIVE IN THE USA! THEREFORE IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION, PLEASE DO SO VIA PAYPAL ONLY! SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE BUT YOUR GENEROSITY IS MUCH APPRECIATED

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