What started out as a visit to the doctor for a cold turned out to be something a lot more serious for little Andrew Oberholzer. Who, unbeknownst to his mother and father, had a small ventricular septal defect (or a hole) in his heart.
Doctors told Nicoleen, Andrew’s mother, that the surgery to repair Andrew’s heart would cost in the region of R250,000, which the family could not afford. With Andrew’s father being a mineworker, his mother a housewife and no medical aid, the funds were just not available to have the operation done.
But thanks to funds donated by MTN, Andrew was able to receive his surgery, and he is home keeping his mother on her toes.