Pta man moves to North West in search of medical help

A man says he moved to another province altogether in the hope that a state hospital might help him with a deadly medical condition – to no avail.

Collin Swart, from the north of Pretoria, recently told Rekord he went from one state hospital to another to get a cyst between his eyes and his brain removed while he was still living in Pretoria. With no luck, however.

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So Swart moved to the North West in the hope that a state hospital there might be able to help him.

“The cyst is growing at such a pace that it could explode at any moment,” he said.

“But there was no one that could help me. It was the same at every hospital: they told me they would phone me back, but no-one ever did.”

Swart said after relocating to the North West about six months ago, he still has not received any help.

“We are desperate and do not know what to do anymore,” he said.

He said the cyst was formed in 2007 after he was injured at work.

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“I had to undergo an operation and the swelling started to go down, but then all of a sudden it just got bigger and bigger.”

Swart said there were many other negative effects caused by his condition.

“I get headaches, cramps in my eyes and I also had my driver’s license revoked because the cyst is affecting my sight,” he said.

The Swart family urgently needs help and can be contacted at 084-437-4751.

Collin Swart has a cyst between his eye and brain. Photo: Supplied

Collin Swart has a cyst between his eye and brain. Photo: Supplied

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Kayla van Petegem
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