A 45-year-old woman, Senzeni Chauke of Emakhandeni suburb in Bulawayo is appealing for financial assistance of US$15 000 to travel to India for an emergency heart transplant.
Chauke was diagnosed with a heart problem in 2015.
“I was in and out of the hospital due to heart failure. In 2020 I did a heart scan and they found that one valve is blocked and needs surgery,” Chauke told CITE.
“I tried looking for money but could not afford to gather it. On 6 June 2022, I experienced another heart failure and went for a scan and they found that it’s now damaged inside, the blood is no longer circulating because the valves are totally blocked. Right now I am being assisted by pills so that it does not clot.”
Chauke said she was appealing for financial assistance to be able to travel to India for the surgery.
“The doctor says it’s now an emergency so that I don’t experience another serious heart failure which will cause a lot of harm,” said Chauke.
She said she is currently unemployed and is unable to do anything due to her sensitive condition.
“I can’t even walk a small distance as I easily get tired, I do not lift anything, I no longer do laundry, whenever I try to do something heavy, I get tired and my chest starts closing up.”
“The doctor advised that I don’t do anything at all, even if I try to drive myself around it’s now impossible because I just get tired, I am just controlling the situation to be able to live,” said Chauke.
Those willing to assist can get in touch with Chauke on 0776 807 517 or use her banking details at 5888 9230077 08463- CABS.