“I don’t want riches or wealth, I just want my little boy back please, Jesus, please.”
This is the plea of Beverley Fourie, whose 4-year-old son, Faried, got knocked over by a car on Paul Kruger Avenue this past Sunday.
Netcare 911 said they received a call for a pedestrian crash. Reports from the scene indicate that the boy was walking along the road with his father when he ran into the roadway and was hit by a vehicle that came hurtling down the road.
When they arrived on the scene together with paramedics from the City of Johannesburg it was found the child have sustained life-threatening injuries.
Medics worked fervently to stabilise the critically wounded boy before they airlifted him with the Netcare helicopter to a specialised facility for the care that he required.
Fourie posted an update on Facebook saying that her son is on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he is also being treated for bleeding on the brain, bruised lungs.
“He is still permanently sedated. They have found lacerations on his liver but there is no bleeding on the liver.”
She also complimented the medical staff and the hospital for doing a sterling job but that the sense of urgency is non existent.
“I would obviously love to move him to a private hospital but unfortunately it is not financially possible. I initially declined any financial assistance from my friends but I am afraid that the time has come to ask for financial assistance to move him. Thank you so much to each and everyone for their prayers and well wishes, I appreciate it immensely,” Fourie said.