In 2012, Annique Home Office raised approximately R30 000 for Pippie Kruger, a three year old burn victim from Lephalale.
Pippie sustained massive third-degree burns when firelighter gel exploded over her on New Year’s Eve 2011 on the family’s Limpopo farm. Doctors had little hope that she would survive. After suffering third-degree burn wounds to nearly 80% of her body, she received a brand new skin for her third birthday in January 2012. Pippie made history when her burnt skin was layered with sheets of cloned skin grown from her own cells in a United State laboratory – a process which required around 45 operations.
Dr Ridwan Mia, a plastic surgeon at Netcare Garden City Hospital in Johannesburg, said more than 90% of the cloned skin was attached successfully. With the help of several therapists at the Netcare rehabilitation centre in Auckland Park, Pippie received intense physio-, speech- and occupational therapy to enable her to walk and talk again.
Annique is proud to say that our products were part of the miracle healing of Pippie. Dr Mia allowed Annique Miracle Tissue Oil and Resque Crème to be applied to Pippie’s sensitive skin, to assist in the healing process. Pippie also used other Annique products to support her in her time of healing, such as the Lifestyle Shake, which contains numerous vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals.