Keshivan Govender Medical Fundraiser Trail Run

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in News & Blog | 0 comments

Keshivan Govender Medical Fundraiser Trail Run

The Umbango River Conservancy is hosting the Keshivan Govender Medical Fundraiser Trail Run/ hike and The Cock & Tail Café believe this is a cause worth running for!

We are urging our community to get behind and support this incredibly important initiative! At The Cock & Tail Café we firmly believe that with your assistance, generosity and participation Jason and Charmaine Govender’s hopes for Keshivan to walk and lead a normal life can be reached.

Join us for an exciting 5 or 10km circular trail. It runs the tranquil Umzimkulu River into the indigenous forest, rolling hills and gorges of Band Farm – labelled as a view to behold.

DATE: 27 APRIL 2016 (Freedom Day)
START: Registration –07h00 ** Commencement –08h00
(Illovo sugar soccer ground – Oscar Borchers rd.)
ENTRY FEE: Only R50 (incl lucky draw prizes)
DETAILS: Trail run/hike – 10 km / part hike – 5 km
ENQUIRIES: Raj (083 555 5021) / Morgan (076 238 9826) / Jaya (084 583 6010)

The first 200 entrants will receive medals, there will also be a Food Stall

Little Keshivan Govender, who is just under 3 years old, is in need of urgent medical treatment that would improve his current condition so that he could walk and improve his other sensory functions.

Having being diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy soon after birth, it was recommended that Keshivan acquire international medical treatment involving stem cell treatment at the Shenzhein Beike Biotechnology Co. Ltd associated hospitals in Thailand, where such treatments have enjoyed high success rates.

According to his parents, Jason and Charmaine Govender of Marburg, Port Shepstone

“Keshivan cannot crawl or sit up on his own, he has just started to have some head control, he has to be fed as he cannot bring things to his mouth as yet (no hand‐to‐mouth coordination).

He does not follow objects with his eyes; he depends on sound to respond when someone speaks to him. He weighs about 12kgs. We have to carry him around as he cannot walk.”

After a thorough review of Keshivan’s medical information, international physicians at Beike

Biotechnology associated hospitals have confirmed that a primary diagnosis of Cerebral

Palsy is treatable.

With treatment estimated to be costing US$ 29000 (R 464 000 ) –excluding travel costs, family, friends, colleagues and the community immediately rallied behind the family to set up a Medical Fund to assist with fundraising drives so that Little Keshivan could go to Thailand in June/July to get the necessary 4‐ 6 week stem cell treatment.

As there is great hope for Little Keshivan to at least walk and regain some of his senses and lead a normal life, an appeal is made to anyone who can help, and donate to the

Port Shepstone Branch (057628)

This strictly constituted fund and account, will be administered by Independent Trustees and signatories who were formally elected at a meeting that was specifically constituted to assist Keshivan Govender. The trustees and Committee are Mr Basil Moodley (Chairperson), Mr Ragvale Govender (Vice Chairperson). Mrs D Govender (Secretary), Mrs Rags Ramaloo (Assistant Secretary), Mr Mickesh Behary (Treasurer), Mr Jaya Govender (Assistant Treasurer) and Mr Johnny Rajoo (PRO). Numerous persons have also volunteered to serve on the working committee to assist in various fund raising drives.

The Auditing Firm, Anil Ramnath & Co CA (SA) , have been appointed as independent Auditors for the inspection of all financial statements and records of the Fund. Any donation, no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.

For further information and enquiries please contact Independent Trustees at:
Keshivan Govender Medical Fund Facebook

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