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Jessie needs your HELP!

Byron Munton

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Hi Everyone, Im not one to post often, but I'm reaching out because my sister needs our community's support now more than ever. She's facing a tough battle after being hit by a car, and any help, whether it's sharing her GoFundMe/BackaBuddy or contributing, could make a world of difference in getting her back on her feet.
On January 14th, 2024, the life of my sister, Jessie Munton (17) took an unexpected turn. While preparing for the South African Road National Champs, European season, and dreaming of Olympic participation, she was tragically struck by a car while cycling. Despite clear skies the driver, intoxicated, failed to see her on the road's edge.
Jessie has been fighting for her life in ICU for nearly a month with severe brain damage. Initially placed in an induced coma to manage the critical condition she was in, she now rests in her own coma, with our prayers fervently awaiting the day her eyes open again.
With Jessie's youth, fitness, and indomitable spirit, we hold onto hope that she will emerge from this ordeal and reclaim a semblance of the life she once had. However, the road to recovery is long and arduous, exacerbated by the high costs of specialised care.
Up until now Jessie has been receiving treatment at a private hospital near the accident site, where she has received exceptional care. However, the financial burden is becoming overwhelming as her medical coverage dwindles rapidly. The next phase of her journey involves at least six months of intensive neurological rehabilitation in a specialised facility, the costs of which are substantial. To navigate this crucial period in Jessie's recovery, we estimate needing close to ZAR 2 million, roughly Euro 100,000. This will cover everything from her rehabilitation care, scans , doctor visits, to essential medical equipment and more.
Jessie's absence has already left an irreplaceable void in our lives. Her achievements representing our country at the Youth Commonwealth Games, multiple national championship titles to her name and her infectious optimism have touched countless hearts. We believe she deserves every chance to continue spreading joy and inspiration.
We humbly ask for your support in funding Jessie's recovery journey. Your contribution will not only alleviate the financial strain on our family but will also be an investment in Jessie's future—a future where she continues to defy the odds and make the world a brighter place for us all.
Thank you for considering Jessie's cause and for any support you can provide. Together, we can help her overcome this challenge and write the next chapter of her extraordinary journey.

Support Jessie’s Recovery Through Backabuddy (South Africa) and Gofundme (International)

Backabuddy: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/jessie-munton-5834745534688430810

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rallying-for-jess-recovery-from-tragic-accident


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