Aiden - the real iron man story

Hi everyone. 

Our family did an amazing job fundraising to send Aiden to Switzerland for the treatment detailed below. They are currently in Switzerland and 
Aiden has had his first major surgery.  All went well medically but unfortunately the surgery and treatment was larger than originally anticipated and it turns out that the procedure cost double what it was initially estimated to be. We are reaching out to ask if you could assist them with the extra unexpected costs. Anything you could offer would be so greatly appreciated. Prayers would be really appreciated too.

Helping Aiden go to Switzerland

Our nephew, Aiden, is six years old and has been fighting many medical challenges over his lifetime, some
of which include a severe narrowing of the airway (supraglottic and laryngeal stenosis), for which
requires him to have a tracheostomy, which in turn gives him swallowing complications, for which he
has a feeding tube. Aiden is also a left hemiplegia, which resulted from a stroke. Aiden needed to go to
Switzerland to see a specialized airway ENT surgeon, to open up his airway, which
will help him breathe on his own and have a better voice.

Why Switzerland? Because no doctor in South Africa had done a surgery to Aiden’s complexity. He has been seen by many doctors in Johannesburg and specialists in Cape Town, who  suggested that we send Aiden to Switzerland.

Why now? Doctors have suggested that the best time for these procedures to be done is before Aiden
turns eight years old. He will be turning seven in August this year, 2018.



  • Nicholas van der Meer 
    • $200 
    • 26 mos
  • Douglas Van Niekerk 
    • $200 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 27 mos
  • Jeo/Kat Valenzuela 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
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Nicola Fletcher Da Silva 
San Rafael, CA
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