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Reach Out raises money for Troy’s medical treatment

After hearing that Troy Matthysen’s (16) condition is not getting better, Anneline Coetzer, a psychological therapist of Reach Out, contacted his father, Jeff, to offer her help.

Troy was diagnosed with Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA), an extremely rare disease that affects adolescent boys, at the end of 2021. On Saturday Reach Out hosted a potjiekos competition and managed to raise R20 000 that will go towards Troy’s medical treatment.

“Reach Out empowers children to reach their full potential by providing for their basic and emotional needs and general wellbeing through community projects and individual care,” Coetzer said. “I have been helping Jeff and his family with sessions to help them cope. When I learned that they need more money, I decided to get involved,” she said.

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Reach Out’s vision is for children and young people to be happy and welladjusted through the support and love of an involved community. Jeff thanked everyone involved in trying to raise money for his son’s medical treatment.

“I would like to thank Jahara Treatment Centre, Lowveld Academy Hoedspruit, Mariepskop Primary, Lighthouse Church, APK Church, KMM, and the amazing residents of Kampersrus.” He said funding will be administered by Reach Out to ensure transparency to all parties. For more on funding, visit Jeff Matthysen’s Facebook page.

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