Ecomed Medical is giving back to the community in every way we can.
Read below just some of our heart warming stories
Cindy and Rodney Stephens have sent a request to us regarding their 2-year-old daughter, Roney's little feet. She has been for treatment at state hospitals, but experiences the experience every time as extremely traumatic.
Cindy does not currently have a job and her husband does 'casual jobs'. She is currently trying to generate an income by buying and selling second-hand clothes.
The financial implication of such an operation is hundreds-thousands of rands.
For the full story and the video click the link: https://www.grootfm.co.za/.../joumensemymense-saam-met.../
Thank you for the excellent service that you provided to us! You guys are truly passionate about what you do! It’s great to know that there are people who value their patients and believe in what they do!
Highly recommend Ecomed!
Ecomed Medical visited SANCCOB saves seabirds last week.
We were privileged enough to be invited to take a tour of the facility and learn about all the rescues they take part in.
This rescue organisation relies solely on donations.
Ecomed decided to donate a first aid kit, an oxygen concentrator, and a suction unit to the facility.
Thank you SANCCOB for all the great work you do!
Ecomed Medical was touched by Ben and Donne's story.
They have been through a life changing experience and we wanted to help in a way that allowed them to spend time together.
Read the full story on the link below:
The International Childhood Cancer Day, which was commemorated on 15 February, and GROOTfm 90.5 visited the CHOC house (CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA).
A safe haven for children and their parents who are undergoing cancer treatment, and do not have the finances or support while walking this path of victory.
There are currently 1736 children nationwide in the care of CHOC, 1435 families receiving counseling and psychological support, and 32 448 receiving overnight opportunities.
The CHOC homes not only provide a physical facility for children, teenagers and parents who need accommodation, but meals and the necessary support and stability in a very uncertain time.
Read the full story below:
Ecomed Medical had the pleasure of making one little girls 4th birthday exceptionally special!
Phuluso Nethononda is a patient of ours and due to her condition has never been able to attend school. We found out she had a special wish for her birthday.
Ecomed staff contacted the parents, and we were told that her wish was to have a chocolate cake and stuffed animals. The oxygen department went to work and arranged a special cake baked by one of our own staff members with plenty of stuffed animals.
Since we all were not able to attend the party, the oxygen department send a Happy Birthday video with the surprise gifts and cake.
Phuluso was extremely excited and enjoyed opening all her gifts from us ….. and we now have one happy little girl on her Birthday.
We just want to say again to Ecomed Medical, thank you very much that Brodie can borrow the oxygen concentrator and cylinder without any costs and then will refill his cylinder for us as we need it.
From the depths of our hearts, we are so grateful that you have such good hearts.
We don't know how to say thank you enough.
We are inhumanely grateful that our dearest Brodie will now be OK with his oxygen
Mr. Vusani Mpnithizeli
This was taken at East London Private Hospital.
Sister Urshala and her staff and the patient, Mr. Vusani Mpnithizeli, wanted to give a huge thanks for assisting them with the complimentary 10ltr concentrator.
They are forever grateful and delighted that he can eventually go home.
We are overwhelmed with your goodness!
Ecomed Medical (Pty) Ltd filled up our office hallway with nutritious food parcels.
Thank you very much for your amazing donation to our Florries giving to food project.
Our Animal Friends
Ecomed Medical does not stop with people in the community, but we are actively helping our animal friends in need.
We assisted with a very sick dog with a possible lung mass and water on the lungs after hours to alleviate the difficulty with breathing.
Sarel Cilliers High school
Thank you so much for the kind donation of cylinders and nebulizers for the High School and Hostel.
They have had a few incidences of severe asthma attacks and they are 20 km’s from the nearest hospital so this will be a life saver for them.
The new Head Boy (far left) is a chronic asthmatic but still plays rugby and does wrestling so will become a peer educator for his fellow pupils as well.
Christmas came early this year for my dear dad who was blessed with the gift of life today! Friday 30 October marks the day on which we met angels on earth – Juanita Saaiman, Alma Basson and the rest of the exceptionally professional team from Ecomed in Krugersdorp.
We simply cannot thank you enough for reaching out to us and offering my dad (who only has one functional lung) a lifetime sponsorship for an oxygen machine.
You’ve not only inspired him, but also the rest of our family, to keep having faith and to live and breathe the truth that kindness and love will always win!
Pretoria West Hospital
On Friday the 16th of October, Ecomed Medical was invited to participate in the Pretoria West Hospital Trauma Day.
Ecomed was able to display out equipment and educate the staff and allow them to test the equipment.
We recently posted about Ecomed Medical
servicing our two oxygen machines free of charge.
Kosilan Naidoo, pictured below with Clinical Manager Charlotte Woudberg visited today and dropped off a third machine on loan to Howick Hospice.
We are extremely grateful to the team at Ecomed Medical for assisting us with a third oxygen machine.
It will assist our Clinical Team tremendously.
A very big thank you from the team at Howick Hospice for your generosity and assisting us in making a difference.
Pony Tail Donation
A very big thank you for this ponytail donation!
Farishna Inderlall from Ecomed who arranges the home oxygen for our patients is the kind donor. Thanks again, Farishna
Nothing makes Ecomed Medical happier than giving back to our community.
Please take a moment to read Antionette Marais's story in the link below: https://krugersdorpnews.co.za/441170/n-kwessie-van-oorlewing/
Thank you to Sonja, Nita and Storm for all your hard work and dedication in organizing oxygen for Antionette.
We wish Antionette a speedy recovery.
At Ecomed, we believe in giving back to our community.
A young man, Michael, shares part of his story with us:
Hi my name is Michael, I have Cystic Fibrosis. It is a disease that affects our lungs and organs, like the liver. Cystic Fibrosis is incurable and treatment is very expensive.
I received treatment for my disease at Charlotte Maxete Hospital, and the government do not supply us with Pulse Oximeter.
I just want to thank Sonja for the Pulse Oximeter that she bought me. I really appreciate it.
Mrs Stienie is a Diabetic and insulin dependent.
She has got Sarkidose, and 7 huge blood clots in her lungs, along with heart failure.
I received two most important phone calls ever - the first one was when they phoned me, "You must come to hospital, your organ's is on its way from George".
The second most important phone call was, when Sonja from Ecomed called. Thank you Michelle and Avick for delivering the Kingon machine at Anncron Life Hospital in Klerksdorp.
Woelwaters Pre School
Ecomed had the honor of sponsoring Woelwater Pre Primary School, an underprivileged home for less fortunate children in Randfontien.
Ecomed kindly donated first aid kits, together with a Christmas party for all 40 children. Fun was had by all with cupcakes, cold drinks, sweets and presents for each child. What a fantastic experience to see the joy on each child's face!
A two-year-old toddler from Parkdene had the freedom to take a trip away from home on Monday for the first time in a year and a half, thanks to the Eden Lions and some good-natured Samaritans.
Little Alestiano Korkee was constantly connected to an oxygen machine due to a lung condition. The distance he could move away from the house was determined by the length of the supply pipe connected to the machine in the house.
Mr, Campher, a 2 year old boy was permanently dependent on oxygen.
At the moment he has a power machine. His mom can not take him anywhere because the tank is too heavy. He can only be transported by ambulance for hospital visits.
Ecomed organised a light weight portable oxygen machine for Mrs. Campher so her son does not have to miss out on the adventure.
This little guy was attacked by a wild animal and sustained 4 broken ribs on his right side as well as severe tissue damage. He had a terrible pneumothorax and his left lung flattened.
Ecomed donated an oxygen concentrator so Max could be released from hospital and recovery at home with his family.
Tebogo Maredi is a 32-year-old man who lost his job as an operational manager due to distractions and then decided to make a difference in Soshanguve community. He started educating children on how to treat animals - with love, respect and compassion. With initiatives like the “Walk the Dog Challenge,” he taught them that a dog can be so much more than a pet – a companion, a lifelong friend, and someone to talk to when circumstances at home get tough.
The GROOTfm 90.5 team and our friends from SPAR, Ecomed Medical , INANI StartWell Foundation ,
For the whole story and the photos click on the link. https://www.grootfm.co.za/.../joumensemymense-saam-met.../
Biggarsberg Primary School has a staggering 800 students enrolled, and many of them come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Armed with this knowledge,
Ecomed proudly donated a nebuliser to ensure that students, such as the girl in picture who has chronic asthma but has no medication or even an OTC bronchodilator, are able to effectively manage conditions in times of need.
Principal, Michelle Du Plessis from Biggarsberg Primary School, and Princess who is the “mother” to all the students.
Ronan Benson was born on the 02 September 2021 and has not had an easy start to life.
Ronan has been admitted to hospital on numerous occasions with nutritional issues, severe reflux, pneumonia, and his oxygen levels that are low.
This little boy’s parents have not only struggled with his health but due to finances they were only able to see Ronan for 15 minutes a day when they could afford the transport.
For Ronan to be able to go home, he requires an oxygen concentrator to sustain his oxygen levels.
Ecomed Medical stepped in and donated an oxygen concentrator to assist Ronan on this difficult journey.
Ronan is now home with his family.
Little "Bumble Bee" had a touch-and-go start to life. As a newborn, she contracted meningitis in hospital, had a stroke from the medication, which left her with cerebral palsy.
Thank you to Jacaranda 94.2 and the Good Morning Angels for allowing Ecomed Medical to be a part of this amazing story.
We wish Ntando Mdlalose and her family many happy and safe travels in her new wheelchair.
Read the full story in the link below:https://www.jacarandafm.com/shows/good-morning-angels/good-morning-angels-brand-new-wheels-little-bumble-bee/?fbclid=IwAR2YtZr6aQHHYY14s2hURnH7KsWubBVlq3CRbibGWs6Eny86qFinZb_kQnI
Dear Ecomed Team,
Ecomed Medical Team is beyond FANTASTIC!
On behalf of Witkoppen Clinic and our beneficiaries, I would like to thank you for the generous donation which was received on the 10th of December 2021. Your donation will contribute towards purchasing much needed medical equipment for our emergency room.
As a non-profit organisation, we are truly grateful for the donation as we rely entirely on donations and partnerships in order to remain sustainable, operational, and efficient.
It is only through generous donors like yourself that we are able to make a difference in Region A communities.
Please extend our thank you to all stakeholders involved in making the donation possible!
Uncle Ben's Den
Uncle Ben's Den is a non-profit organization looking after 150 residents.
Through Groot fm, Ecomed offered a helping hand by donating R100 000.00 to help settle the electricity bills of the home.
Well done to the Uncle Ben's Den team for all the work you do!
Read the link on Groot fm below:
On the 26th of November Ecomed Medical was very proud to be a part of the opening ceremony for the Sebokeng Hospital Paediatric Lower High Care Unit project made possible through the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust.
We have donated over R70,000 worth of equipment towards the initiative and are very grateful to have been offered the opportunity to contribute towards this project.
We take pride in giving back and uplifting local communities with this particular project being close to our hearts, as the high care ward caters to infant and paediatric patients requiring life-saving medical care.
Well done and a big congratulations to the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust on the completion of this state of the art facility.
Ecomed Medical had the pleasure of donating a portable oxygen concentrator to Elke Jacobson, a 12 year old girl.
Elke was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis in 2014. The doctors took her out of school as she had to be on oxygen 24/7.
Elke was gifted with a home oxygen concentrator but that meant she had to be home and could not enjoy her normal activities like going to school, attending the church services or even going into town with her family.
Ecomed donated a portable oxygen concentrator to Elke so she can start to enjoy her activities and live life to the fullest.
The Ecomed Team wishes Elke all the best!
Trots Pellissier had their opening day, working together with Radio Rosestad, to get 1 Ton of non perishable food for those in need.
Thereby all the members of Trots Pellissier were invited to advertise their local businesses.
They have received around 1.8Ton of non perishables for those in need for the morning.
Well done to the Ecomed Medical Bloemfontien branch for coming together to help those in need.
Helping during the Covid-19 Pandemic
We are privileged once again to have been in the fortunate position of being able to provide life saving medical oxygen to Caroline and her family. Thank you for trusting the Ecomed family.
Good afternoon Greg & Sonja,
My name is Tanya, I am Noah's mom.
Firstly I want to thank you for your contribution towards his grommet surgery, I pray that you will be blessed in overflow.
His surgery went very well, the doctors are very happy and he started talking a little bit again.
Noah is such a strong little man, when we got home on Saturday after the surgery, he carried on as if he never even went for surgery that morning.
Once again, thank you so very much for helping him we are truly blessed with good hearted people like you.
Caressa Home Nursing
Caressa held a blood donation drive on the 6th of November in Centurion.
A few of our ladies joined the drive, donating enough blood to save nine lives.
Belinda, who was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, is a single mother of 3 and is only receiving a small disability grant. Belinda only has a standard oxygen concentrator at home that she is connected to 24/7 which her medical aid does pay for but they will not pay for a additional portable unit. Belinda bought a small cylinder but its quite heavy to carry around.
Ecomed decided to step in, donating a new portable oxygen concentrator so Belinda may have her freedom again.
After years of dreaming to participate at the Paralympics as a cyclist, Simon Makgobela from Munsieville has now decided to take up tennis to reach his dream.
After reading about Simon in the News in 2019, Greg de Freitas, the director of Ecomed Medical decided he wanted to help.
Simon told him about the train accident in which he lost his legs at the age of 16 and how important cycling was to him. He was struggling to provide for his wife and four kids, and make enough money to compete in cycling races. He had to depend on donations which he mostly received by standing on street corners.
Greg said he was amazed by Simon’s courage and attitude, and he wanted to help Simon to have the same opportunities as any able-bodied person. He did not want Simon to worry about providing for his family – he wanted him to focus only on his dream, so he has been helping the family out with R10 000 per month to survive.
Simon also mentioned to Greg that he would like to start playing tennis, and with the help of a few well-placed connections Simon started taking tennis lessons.
Simon explained he tried to be the best in cycling as he wanted to have a way to support his family, but getting sponsorship was difficult. He now only cycles for fun and exercise.
“Maybe tennis can take me far and one day I will be able to afford a nice home for my children to stay in,” Simon said.
He added that he would like to thank Greg who helped him a lot. He wants to make Greg happy and proud. His dream is still to go to the Paralympics but this time it won’t be in a cycling chair, but in a specialized tennis chair.
It is with great gratitude that we as a family today would like to thank Ecomed for donating Annette Claassen's wheelchair.
Annette was in the Intensive Care Unit of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for a month with heart problems where we lost her almost 3 times, she was connected to Ventilator and recovered remarkably from it but has now lost the feeling in her legs, Doctors are doing tests and they found out that there was a tumor on Annette's spine, a biopsy would be done to see if that could be the cause.
We would like to thank Mr Greg De Freitas very much for the donation, and through that Annette can now move around with ease, even to the good samaritans Michelle Laufs and Sonja Nel without you it would not have been possible Goodman thank you very much for your sacrifice and time you took to unload the wheelchair for her It's so good to know that there are more Angels coming your way.
Well done Ecomed team.
Revan du Toit
Revan du Toit is a 6 year old boy who was diagnosed with microcephaly, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
He has been in hospital since the beginning of June. Revan was only allowed to be discharged on the condition that he was able to find oxygen.
Ecomed Medical donated an oxygen concentrator and oxygen cylinder so that Revan could be home with his family.
Breast & Cervical Cancer Education and awareness.
PinkDrive would like to give a big Pink Thank You to Ecomed for sponsoring KN95 Masks, 3 Ply Masks and Face Shields to PinkDrive to help in the fight against COVID-19
We would like to take this opportunity to thank
for their continued support, ensuring a continuous supply of medical oxygen on our emergency vehicles.
Our sponsors are the reason Medi-Edge can continue to serve our community.
We were given the wonderful opportunity to give back to the community once again.
The hard working staff of Lebone College each received an Ecomed Care Pack.
Each pack contained a variety of different self care items.
Ecomed medical strives for great service and customer satisfaction.
Aziel is a 4 year old buy who was found lifeless a the bottom of the swimming pool. He was rushed to hospital. Aziel sustained a serious brain injury.
Ecomed participated in the Lion Roar Fundraiser Market to raise money for Aziel's medical bills and medical equipment that he needed.
Our Animal Friends
Ecomed Medical does not stop with people in the community, but we are actively helping our animal friends in need.
This little guy needed oxygen all the way in Nelspruit, so we were happy to make the trip to make sure they got what they needed.
Alestiano is 2 years old and suffering from COPD, He is dependent of oxygen 24/7 and was not able to move freely or to leave his house.
Today Alestiano enjoyed his first day out to the Garden Route mall as he spend 6 months of his life in hospital. I would like to thank the lord that he used me as a building block in the life's of this family and the following people that came on board to make a difference . I would like to thank Ecomed Medical (PTY) Ltd for sponsoring the mobile Oxygen unit and nebulizer. I would also convay a special thanks to the MD Greg, you are a wonderful person.