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Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Erika Gets Pampered

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Erika Gets Pampered

Christmas Wish, Hot Cares, Hot919fm, Mansfield in the MorningErika Gets Pampered

Nominated by her two sisters, Erica Botha is a teacher and single mother of two beautiful boys aged 15 and 10. On a teacher’s salary, Erica does the best she can but barely manages to make ends meet. Due to her financial situation, the area in which Erica and her boys live is not very safe and she has had her home broken into 3 times in 3 months. Keeping up with replacing stolen personal belongings is next to impossible as Erica can’t afford household insurance.

Erica’s youngest son saved for a long time and finally managed to get himself a second-hand gaming computer a month ago. Unfortunately that got stolen along with his PS4 and TV.

Because of the many break-ins, numerous security measures have been put in place; electric fencing around the complex, a security gate on the front door as well as inside the apartment. Erica is doing all she can to try and find a safer place to stay next year.

We thought the ideal Christmas present would be to replace and upgrade what was lost. Our friends at Acer kindly sponsored an Acer Nitro for the ultimate gaming experience, BT Games came on board with a new PS4 and some games to go with them while the Hot91.9FM Christmas Wish purchased a R2000 Steam voucher for games and a replacement television. And, while the kids are playing with their new toys, we’ll be whisking Erica off for a much-needed pamper session.

We wish Erica and her family relaxing, safe and happy holidays!

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – The Elliman Family Earn a Break to the Bush

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – The Elliman Family Earn a Break to the Bush

Christmas Wish, Hot Cares, Hot919fm, Mansfield in the MorningThe Elliman Family Get a break in the Bush

Kyra Elliman got in touch with us to make a Christmas Wish come true for her granny. Kyra told us that some of her most cherished childhood memories were those spent in the bush with her grandparents.

She also told us about the unfortunate news of her granny’s recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer with the doctors estimating that she has only a year left to live. Kyra said she spoke to her gran a few weeks back and the only thing she has on her bucket list is one last trip to the bush. With both her grandparents on state pension, the cost of this final request is quite simply out of reach.

Knowing it would mean the world to her, Kyra reached out to see if it would be possible to make her gran’s final wish come true.

We got in touch with our friend Nic Griffin, Chief Executive of Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection and he was more than happy to help. He’s kindly given a 3-night stay at one of the stunning Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection properties adjacent the Kruger National Park for Kyra, her brother and their grandparents. The Hot91.9FM Christmas Wish will cover their travel costs, petrol and toll fees.

We hope the granting of this wish will allow the Elliman family to make some lasting memories together, one last time.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Beth Venter Gets a New Garage Door

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Beth Venter Gets a New Garage Door

Christmas Wish, Hot Cares, Hot919fm, Mansfield in the MorningBeth Venter Gets a New Garage Door

Beth Venter was nominated by her two daughters Laureen and Deidre. The girls say Beth lives alone since their fathers passing a few years ago.

As the years have gone by Beth has had to have a knee replacement and a back operation that hasn’t yielded successful results. The girls say Beth battles to open her garage door as it is manual. Both girls would love to have purchased an automated garage door for Beth themselves but with their own unforeseen expenses to contend with, it just wasn’t possible for them, even though they worry so much for their ailing mother. They asked even if just the one door could be automated, it would make it easier for her mom to get in and out the house safely.

Hot91.9FM Christmas Wish thought we’d do it all by automating both garage doors. We hope Beth will enjoy double garage doors and keep safe this Festive Season.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Davies Family Gets Assistance

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Davies Family Gets Assistance

Christmas Wish, Hot Cares, Hot919fm, Mansfield in the MorningDavies Family Gets Assistance

Friend Justine Prigmore got in touch to tell us about her friend Carolyn Davies. Last year, Carolyn’s husband Paul was diagnosed with cancer and was given two years to live, but tragically the cancer spread more aggressively than anticipated and Paul passed away in October 2018. Leaving behind not only two boys, 8-year-old Tyler, 17-year-old Kyle as well as a gaping hole in Carolyn’s heart but Paul’s death has also upended the family finances as he was the sole breadwinner.

Carolyn worked as a nurse before Kyle’s birth, but his condition requires round the clock care, and as such Carolyn stopped working to care for him. Wheelchair bound, unable to talk, feed or bathe himself, getting Kyle in and out of the bath everyday has taken huge strain on her back.

Justine asked for help with one of these things: either a contribution to Kyle school fees of R4000 per month at Pathways in Roodepoort (a centre for children with severe mental and physical disabilities) which, without an income Carolyn simply will not be able to afford; or a mobile bath hoist which would set Carolyn back over R30 000.

Hot91.9FM Christmas Wish thought the best thing to do, would be to take care of it all! An incredibly generous Hot91.9FM listener who would like to remain anonymous has paid Kyle’s 2019 school fees in full. Our friends at CE Mobility have so graciously donated the much-needed hoist to make it easier for Carolyn to move Kyle around. And the Dis-Chem Foundation has magnanimously come on-board with a year’s worth adult nappies for Kyle. And to top things off and make Christmas extra special, Hot91.9FM Christmas Wish purchased a R10 000 shopping voucher.

With these gifts to help, we hope that Carolyn and her family will enjoy Happy Holidays together.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Michael Strydom Gets A Helping Hand

Hot 91.9FM Christmas Wish – Michael Strydom Gets A Helping Hand

Christmas Wish, Hot Cares, Hot919fm, Mansfield in the MorningMichael Strydom Gets A Helping Hand

Brendan Pretorius nominated his mate Michael Strydom and says he is the nicest guy you’ll ever met and after hearing his story, we’d like to agree.

A dedicated husband and father of two, has always been tenacious, hard-working and willing to help of others.

About 15 weeks ago, Michael stopped for an elderly lady whose car had broken down on the highway late at night. While getting tools out from his boot, an errant driver crashed into the lady’s car at high speed crushing Michael between the two vehicles. He broke both legs above the knee and sustained a serious head injury from hitting his head on the boot of the car due to the impact. He spent 26 days in ICU.

Positive person that he is, Michael is making phenomenal strides in his recovery. He’s lost significant muscle mass and cannot yet walk, making it impossible to work. As a sole breadwinner for his beautiful young family, this has put incredible pressure on the Strydom family finances. Michael’s employer covered the first 2 months of his salary but will no longer do so.

The Hot91.9FM Christmas Wish would like to keep this young family afloat by covering the rent, groceries and household expenses for the next three months so Michael can focus on his rehabilitation.

We wish Michael a speedy recovery and Happy Holidays to his beautiful family.

Hot Cares – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Those Around Us.