My brother, Leo. A true Yogi at heart. Compassionate. Understanding. Ever Hopeful. Kind. Adaptable.
Leo, a kind-hearted man who faces unique challenges, has been dealt a difficult hand in life. With learning disabilities and diabetes, he requires constant care and is unable to live independently. Recently, Leo experienced a devastating loss when his mother, his sole caregiver, passed away unexpectedly from aggressive metastatic breast cancer. Now without a home or a support system, Leo's sister Kari has taken on the responsibility of finding him a safe place to live. However, complicated and costly visa restrictions have made it impossible for Leo to stay in the UK with his sister.
This blog post aims to shed light on Leo's situation and rally support to ensure his journey back to South Africa and provide him with the care he needs.
For the past 12 years, Leo has been living with his mother in South Africa until her sudden passing four months ago. Following her funeral, Leo's sister Kari, who has been residing in the UK for over 23 years, was left with no choice but to bring him back with her. Unfortunately, due to visa restrictions, Leo cannot stay in the UK, leaving Kari with the daunting task of finding him a residential care home in South Africa. However, she lacks the funds necessary to secure his future.
Raising Funds for Leo:
To ensure Leo's safe journey back to South Africa and his placement in a residential care home that can cater to his needs, we are launching a fundraising campaign. The funds raised will cover essential expenses, including flights for Leo and Kari, basic necessities such as a bed and clothes, the initial months of residential care fees, and his essential medical care for diabetes until he can receive proper health care within the South African system. Time is of the essence, as Leo's visitor visa is set to expire in December, leaving him in a precarious situation.
The Impact of Your Support:
Leo's future hangs in the balance, and without the support of compassionate individuals like yourself, he faces the terrifying prospect of homelessness in South Africa, with no means to care for himself. Your contribution, regardless of its size, will bring us one step closer to our goal of providing Leo with a stable home, access to vital medicine, and a hopeful future. By sharing and joining us on Leo's journey, you become a beacon of hope and make a genuine difference in the life of this remarkable man.
Leo's story represents the resilience and strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Despite the unique challenges he faces, Leo's kind-hearted nature shines through, reminding us of the power of compassion and empathy. By coming together to support Leo's journey back to South Africa and provide him with the care he needs, we are not just transforming one life, but we are also creating a ripple effect of positivity and hope.
Your involvement in this fundraising campaign can make a profound impact on Leo's life, granting him the stability, healthcare, and support he deserves. Together, let's ensure that Leo can find a safe and nurturing environment where he can thrive, surrounded by people who care for his well-being.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Leo's journey and for considering becoming a part of his story. Your contribution, no matter the size, brings us closer to providing Leo with a brighter future. Let us join hands and be the driving force behind the transformation of Leo's life. Together, we can help him find security, dignity, and hope.
Thank you. 🙏
Kari & Leo
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We are Kari van Eden and Michael Cordel.