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Let's stand together: Test drive a car and help little Liam Jansen to walk

Let's stand together: Test drive a car and help little Liam Jansen to walk

A Port Elizabeth mother, Celeste Jansen, is hoping to raise funds through a fundraising event this Saturday to enable her son, Liam Jansen, to undergo a few crucial operations to enable him to walk. All you have to do is to be there, test drive a car or two and you will have brought Liam's dream to walk closer... Please support this cause!

Brave fighter

Liam, now 17 months old, was born with amniotic banding on both his legs and club feet.

“He has been to specialist after specialist both private and state and has had ponsetti treatment from the first week until he turned 10 months old, but with no improvement,” explained Celeste.

“The doctors have now said that they cannot help us any further with it, as the amniotic banding causes a restriction of blood flow to Liam's feet causing terrible pain and makes his feet swell more than they normally are.”

She said that specialists have said that his feet are too severe for treatment with drugs and the only thing that will help is to have more operations.

“Liam has already had two operations on his amniotic banding, however, he still has to have two more on his legs and he has to have and operation on his club feet to straighten and lift them in order for him to be able to walk,” Celeste said.

The fundraising event is taking place at the Cape Recife High School, in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, from 10am.

William Hunt Delta has already come on board at the fundraising and will be doing test drives.

“Each person, who test drives a vehicle on the day of the event, William Hunt Delta, will donate R100 to Little Liam's hospital savings account,” Celeste explained.

She said there will be lots of amazing stalls, a baby competition with amazing prizes to be won and two lucky draws sponsored by Kirby Hoover and Queens Carpet.

Let's stand together and help this little angel so that one day he will be able to walk and lead a normal life... 

"The amounts needed will be to cover the operation, the hospital stay, the specialist fee, the special shoes needed after the operation to keep his feet straight, physio to strengthen his muscles," said Celeste.

Alternatively, make a small donation to:

Little Liam's hospital savings account:

Liam Blake Jansen

Absa bank

Savings account

Acc no: 9308991471

Branch code: 632005

Their NPO registration number is 2005\018447\08

The smallest donation can make a Huge difference to this little boy!!!

Follow the fundraiser on Facebook: www.facebook.com/liamjansenfundraiser

Youcaring fund raising: www.youcaring.com/liam-jansen

To contact Celeste Jansen, call 072 888 6710 or email [email protected]