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NUUS NEWS

TYGERBURGER | ELSIESRIVIER Woensdag, 23 Januarie 2013

Iris House shows TV their ‘awesome’ kids Iris House in Welgelegen started 2013 with a bang. On Friday 11 January, some of the Iris House families, care team members and founder Sue van der Linde, were filmed live on the popular youth show Hecticnine9 on SABC 2. Iris House is committed to enriching the quality of life for special needs children and young people with life-limiting or lifethreatening conditions and providing support for their families. Presenter Danilo interviewed Sue on the set finding out what the centre offers and also highlighting the needs of Iris House in 2013 – namely that they need a house. Sue explained that they were hard at work raising funds to purchase their own property after a property on the grounds of Karl Bremmer Hospital fell through. The other Hecticnine9 presenter Ayanda spoke with some of the families and children getting a big hug from Julia Wright, one of the Iris House children, who simply loves the show. Iris House appealed for support to make the goal of R2 million rand in 2013 to purchase their own property a reality. They also encouraged people with a passion for children in the northern suburbs to join their growing volunteer team. “Iris House has a holistic approach to caring for special needs children, this extends to educating people as to how to respond to special needs children they may encounter in their day to day lives,” said Sue. “We are thrilled that South Africa got to see some of our awesome children on TV and realise they are just children and are not to be feared.” The children, parents and care givers were treated to snacks and tons of fun backstage, and despite this being a very long afternoon with rehearsals for the children every-

one had a wonderful time on the set. Iris House would like to thank the Hecticnine9 crew and SABC 2 for giving them the opportunity to highlight the needs of special needs children everywhere. If you would like to make a contribution to this much-needed service you can donate securely via their website www.iris-house.org or contact them on 021 559 0800. Should you have time on your hands and would like to volunteer then please contact sue@iris-house.org for more information

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A dog that had been living on her own for about four months at the Cobble Walk shopping centre in Durbanville, has been captured recently and is now looking for a lovable forever home. The dog, which has a keen preference for KFC, has either run away from home or has been abandoned by her original family. “Whichever it was, no family has come forward to claim her so far,” said Joan Masterson of the Petfinders organisation. “She evaded capture for months until we managed to secure a humane dog trap from the SPCA. “We put some KFC in it and finally managed to rescue this little dog on Sunday 13 January. “She has turned out to be a real little darling – very playful, loves people and other dogs and loves playing with kids,”

The HecticNine9 presenter Danilo with his biggest fan from Iris House, Julia Wright, on the HecticNine9 couch.

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Missing Missy now looking for loving family and home

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Missy is looking for a forever home after finally being captured.

said Masterson. They now need to find a home for her as the man who rescued her, has three large Alsations who are not taking too kindly to her. “However, we found that she has become very attached to her ‘rescue daddy’ as a home was found for her with a family with a labrador. “The two dogs got on like a house on fire – until the ‘rescue daddy’ left!” she said. Missy, as the dog is now called, escaped through a window to try and follow her “rescue daddy” after he left and he had to turn around and go through a whole process of searching for her again until she was found. “So, she has what might be called separation issues. “We are looking for someone that will adopt her who is at home most of the day, has a very secure yard and who will give her special love and attention so that she can become an integrated part of a family again. She would have to be an inside doggy. So far we have not found that special person or family. “She is black and white, three years old and the cutest little dog out. She is medium-sized and in very good health. “She will be spayed before placing at her new home.” Anyone interested in adopting her, can contact Leon Butor on 021 976 1720 (o) or 082 887 7352 with enquiries. A strict home check will be done before Missy is placed with anyone and followups about her well-being will also be done. Members of the public who would like to place or look for lost and found pets can visit Petfinders.co.za.

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dward Jones (25) van Monte Vista was vir meer as ’n maand – oor Kersfees en Nuwejaar – in die hospitaal nadat hy middel Desember in ’n tref-en-trap-ongeluk van sy motorfiets afgery is. Hy en sy familie hoop steeds iemand het die ongeluk gesien gebeur en kan lig werp op wie hom raakgery het. Eddie, soos hy onder vriende en familie bekend is, is Saterdag 19 Januarie uit die Tygerberg-hospitaal ontslaan – vyf weke ná die ongeluk. Eddie was op Saterdag 15 Desember om ongeveer 21:00 op pad Danskraal toe om vriende te ontmoet, toe ’n motor hom tref in Barnardstraat, Oakdale.

Kruising “Ek weet ek het ’n kruising oorgesteek, toe ’n motor oor ’n verkeerslig jaag. Verder kan ek niks van die ongeluk onthou nie,” het hy verlede week uit sy hospitaalbed by die Tygerberg-hospitaal vertel. Hy het eers drie dae ná die ongeluk in sy hospitaalbed wakker geword. Sy enkel is in die ongeluk vergruis en sy kleintoontjie gebreek. Dit was so hittete of sy linkerbeen is bo die enkel geamputeer. “My hak was weg, maar die dokter wat die operasie gedoen het, kon my voet red,” sê Edward. Hy het reeds drie veloorplantings ondergaan. “Vel van my linker- en regterbeen is op my hak oorgeplant,” sê Eddie. Littekens is al wat oorgebly het van rowe wat sy regterarm oortrek het. Die lang ure in die hospitaal het hy verwyl deur boodskappe op sy Blackberry te stuur. “Tussen my vriende, familie en kollegas was daar elke dag iemand wat vir my kom kuier het, maar wanneer daar niemand was

nie, was ek baie verveeld,” sê hy. Maandag, twee dae na hy ontslaan is, het Eddie gesê hy het nóú baie pyn.

Veloorplanting “Veral my voet en ook my ander been, waar die vel afgehaal is vir die veloorplanting, pyn.” “Terwyl ek in die hospitaal was, was die pyn nie naastenby so erg soos vandat ek ontslaan is nie. Ek het in die hospitaal heeltyd morfien ontvang, maar sedert ek by die huis is, is dit baie, baie seer,” sê hy. Eddie gaan nou tydelik by sy ma-hulle in Parow-Noord tuis. Hy het môre (Donderdag 24 Januarie) weer opvolgafsprake by twee dokters. Op die oomblik mag hy nog nie loop nie en sy voet moet heeltyd reguit lê. “Die tyd in die hospitaal was die ergste tyd in my hele lewe,” sê hy. Sy rooi en wit motorfiets, ’n splinternuwe Bashan 250RR, sy beursie en selfoon is op die toneel gesteel. Nommerplaat “Ek hoop daar was ooggetuies van die ongeluk wat kan lig werp op wíé my raakgery het,” sê Eddie. Drie maande voor die ongeluk het Eddie as beskermingsoffisier by District Watch in Monte Vista begin werk. Pierre Gouws, eienaar van die onderneming, sê ’n nommerplaat is op die ongelukstoneel gevind en daar is aanduidings dit behoort aan ’n Nigeriese of Somaliese burger. Eddie se suster, Cheri de Vos van ParowNoord, sê hulle het gaan praat met mense van die omgewing waar die ongeluk gebeur het. “Hulle is ná die slag buitentoe, maar ons soek spesifiek na ’n ooggetuie wat kan vertel wat gebeur het,” sê sy. Ooggetuies kan Cheri by 084 953 3569 bel.

Tygerburger Elsiesrivier 23 Jan 2013  

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