Ingrid Gets Her Prosthetic Eye
“Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou.
Nominated by her colleague Carla, Ingrid Phaala has had an incredibly difficult time lately. Ingrid has always been a resilient woman with her colleague saying this hard-working single mother is always jovial and kind-natured.
The victim of domestic violence, on 6 April, she was shot in the face and has lost some sight in her right eye and lost the physical left eye. She’s since had two maxillofacial surgeries and two eye surgeries.
Regardless of the difficult circumstances that have changed her appearance, Carla said of Ingrid: “If you know how gorgeous this lady is – both inside and out, you’ll understand why we want to assist her. She is such a beautiful person, and even though she has lost her eye, she remains and to me, appears more beautiful than ever.”
Positive throughout, Ingrid’s medical expenses are astronomical as she only has a hospital plan and has needed to pay in an extra R40 000 from her pocket.
Hot Cares would like to cover the cost of the prosthetic eye as well as help to cover a few other medical expenses which may still be outstanding.
We are also aware that the last few months may have taken their toll, both emotionally and financially and we would like to give her a bit of ‘me’ time and have arranged a hair and nail voucher she can spoil herself. Total value is R20 000.
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