Ann Bennetts met a petrol attendant named Andries Mphthi and noticed that he was having difficulty seeing the numbers on the card machine. When Ann asked Andries what was wrong, he said he was, unfortunately, losing his eyesight.
According to goodthingsguy, Andries works at an Engen garage in Cape Town, but continued to work despite his declining eyesight. His eyes had been taking strain and putting his job at risk. He has been on the waiting list for a cataracts surgery at Groote Schuur for many years.
Due to Andries waiting this long, his eyesight became worse and he had a fear that he would go blind forever.
However, Ann decided she had to help and decided to raise funds to get Andries the surgery he needed. She reached out to Wembley Eye Clinic who does cataract surgery for R10 000.
She registered Andries at the clinic and has been in contact with the dealer and manager having their support for the campaign. So far, Ann has raised just under R10 000 and with a few more donations, the first surgery for Andries will be done. Once one eye is sorted, they can focus on raising funds for the second eye.
Ann is determined to not give up hope and wants to get Andries’ story out there to help get his sight back. Andries is only 45-years old and needs to provide for his family.
If anyone would kindly like to donate to Andries’ surgery, you can do so via BackaBuddy