News24

Doctor feared for Joost

2011-05-13 07:27

Pauli van Wyk - Beeld

Johannesburg - Joost van der Westhuizen's physician and friend, Dr Henry Kelbrick says he feared something could be wrong with the former Bok captain.

GALLERY: Joost van der Westhuizen through the years

Health24: What is motor neuron disease?

“Joost and I spent the Easter weekend together at Sun City. We wrestled in the swimming pool and I felt that his right arm was a lot weaker than his left one.

“I said nothing, but kept a close eye on him. On the Thursday afternoon I realised his tongue was slurring a bit and he also mentioned to me that it sometimes happens out of the blue. That’s when I realised there’s trouble.”

At 08:00 on the Tuesday morning after the long-weekend, Kelbrick took van der Westhuizen to Dr Pieter Kritzinger, a neurologist in Pretoria.

A serious muscle-related motor neuron disease was then diagnosed.

A second neurologist in Johannesburg confirmed the disease, said Kelbrick.

In the meantime, many tests are being conducted on Van der Westhuizen to try and determine the cause of the disease. Apparently, he would have been hospitalised on Thursday night to start treatment.

According to Kelbrick, van der Westhuizen’s condition is not the same as what the rugby player André Venter had.

Venter had a serious viral infection, which damaged his nervous system to such an extent that he was paralysed in his lower body. He has since recovered well.

“Joost has it, much, much worse. It still remains a mystery in the medical field as to why people get this type of disease. It is not drug-, stress-, or alcohol related,” said Kelbrick.

Beeld

Comments
  • BALSAKKIE - 2011-05-13 07:30

    Joost , ek hoop jy raak gou gesond. Sterkte van 'n WP en STORMERS supporter...

      Chris B - 2011-05-13 17:32

      Redwine you are nothing more than a common idiot.

      DILLIGAS - 2011-05-13 19:15

      @Muna....you dumb f*@#ing idiot. This man, like him or loath him, is a national icon. He is a Bok legend and therefore this is actually news relevent to South Africa. More so than whether some US slapper like Lindsay Lohan robbed a jewelry store or not. If you had read the articles instead of just rushing to the comments section to leave your inane drivel you would have noticed that Joost and his family have asked to be kept out of the media. The type of attention a person like Joost can bring to these aweful diseases ( I know, I have a friend who has one) could be the difference between raising millions of rands for research and your kid NOT dying from it in 30years time!! You selfish pr!ck!!

      Johnny Drama - 2011-05-13 20:00

      @Dilligas! Well said mate! WELL SAID! Redwine & Muna are truly and utterly retarded!

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-14 10:54

      Skielik laaik een blou Bul 'n WP ondersteuner. Moet nooit 'n ma wat lê skop nie. “Sometimes, GOD pushes us to our limits. HE tests us beyond our endurance, because HE has greater FAITH in us...much more than we could ever think of with ourselves.” - unknown Bulls forever. Two hours a week part of the Stormers supporters club....

  • BAH - 2011-05-13 07:40

    Ek hoop nie dit is Guillan-Barre sindroom nie. Dit begin gewoonlik in die bene en arms en versprei redelik vinnig na binne tot dit jou respirasie aangetas word. Ek het 'n familie lid gehad wat vir maande op 'n respirator gele het met Guillan-Barre en dit is aaklig. Ek hoop en bid Joost se lyf is sterk genoeg om die ding te veg. Dit is hoekom hulle dit 'n sindroom noem. HUlle kan dit diagnoseer en gedeeltelik verduidelik maar nie suksesvol behandel nie.

      BAH - 2011-05-13 07:53

      @BALSAKKIE HUH!? Is jy ok ou grote? Ons praat oor senusiektes. Gee bietjie jou bydra of is sinsnedes langer as 3 woorde bietjie bo jou vuurmaakplek?

      Beadsister - 2011-05-13 08:14

      Guillain Barré se simptome begin gewoonlik skielik en dit verbeter weer geleidelik (afhangend van verskeie faktore bv. hoe vinnig behandeling begin kan word). Motorneuron siekte (as dit wel is wat Joost het) is 'n siekte waar die simptome toenemend erger word en nie verbeter nie. Diegene wat "Tuesdays with Morrie" gelees het - dit is dieselfde siekte as wat Morrie gehad het.

      Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-05-13 08:36

      @BAH - Motor Neuron Disease is BASIES 'MNS' - Daar is twee tipes, die een deur inveksie wat behandelbaar is, maar Joost se simptome (die sleep tong en verswakte regter arm - as jy regs is) dui aan dat dit die resessiewe een is. Die toestand is geneties onderliggend, en kom na vore gewoonlik na 'n draer onnatuurlike hoë stress beleef het... Daar is geen genesing nie, en dit is basies 'n doodsvonnis. Wat gebeur het niks te doen met hoe sterk jou spiere of "psige" is nie - Jy kan boggerol daaraan doen nie... Die "konneksies" die "verbintenis" tussen die spiere en die brein, die dele wat vir jou spier se jou brein se tel iets op, disintegreer tot daar niks meer oor is nie... Dit begin by die tong aangesien daar geen bene is nie, slegs spiere, en na elke maand verloor die persoon 'n funksie van 'n ledemaat. Later kan mens glad nie meer praat, eet, loop of enigeiets doen nie... Dit neem gewoonlik twee jaar tot so persoon niks meer kan doen nie, en vir alle praktiese doeleindes 'n pampoen is... Die groot swaarkry agter die siekte is dat die persoon se brein tot die einde tot by volle bewussyn bly.... Dis 'n verskriklike siekte... Sterkte Joost! Hoop dit is nie dit nie!

      BAH - 2011-05-13 08:51

      Dankie Wolraad Woltemade. Hoe jy ook al daarna kyk is enige tipe senusiekte nie 'n lekker vooruitsig nie. My vrou het Bell's Palsy gekry na die geboorte van ons kind en dit was net so scary. Gelukkig heeltemal verdwyn na 2 weke!

      Sparxi - 2011-05-13 09:14

      @heronakamura: Go ahead and use any language you feel like communicating in.

      Mike - 2011-05-13 14:37

      @Heronakamura - the trouble is - this is an English forum - so I hear what you are saying but then we get people of the black persuasion putting in quotes here on the blog that no-one else who does not speak the language can understand - so it goes both ways - News24 should state that only English must be used - then we are all on the same wavelength! Right?

      Johnny Drama - 2011-05-13 20:03

      @BAH. Joost het Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) hier is 'n link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis lees gerus daaroor. Dit is skokkend. Stephen Hawkins ly ook aan ALS.

  • Mercury01 - 2011-05-13 07:46

    Praying for your recovery Joost...

  • Jacques - 2011-05-13 08:01

    Eish Joost. Please get well soon. You've contributed so much to SA Rugby but have so much more to give. Fight this and win.

      Hads - 2011-05-13 09:36

      Here, Here...God be with you my friend

      Paul - 2011-05-13 10:46

      Sad Mike that you feel that way. I suppose man also made heaven and earth or it just appeared. And what about the miracle of God creating Mankind. Keep praying people because there is an Almighty God that listens and will cure and do miracles as He promised in his word...but on his terms.... That's my prayer for you too Joost.... Gods Will!!!

      Matt - 2011-05-13 12:18

      @ Paul - Mike doesn't believe in God. He believes that all life came from the primordial soup - so, his Creator is Koo.

      Loud n Clear - 2011-05-13 12:52

      Sure thing Mike - we all trust you... and believe you. What pearls of wisdom! Give that Mike a Bell's

      Mike - 2011-05-13 14:33

      @Matt - so tell me how did it all happen - lets start with Adam and Eve (because everything in the Bible is true - right!???) Reply to me then I will post the next question to you. Now don't be a coward to reply because your god will guide you through the next step and question I pose you.

      Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-13 14:58

      Mike someone once told me if you have nothing good to say about someone then shut the f*$%k up. No one will miss you if you say nothing about it. If you don't believe in God then so be it. It is your choice. This Hads person beleves in God and no where in their comment they were saying things like people not believing in God will perish. Now you have to come and state that God didn't exist. Hads is posting a thread for Joost. Not for you. So wise up and keep your religious/non religious opinion to yourself. P.S you have a lot of thumbs down on this one.

      Chibuli - 2011-05-13 18:51

      @Mike, how is this relevant to the discussion on Joost's illness?

  • burtfred - 2011-05-13 08:11

    Good luck Joost. I hope you get better soon.

  • bent5000 - 2011-05-13 08:12

    All the best Joost! Praying for a speedy recovery

  • Danie - 2011-05-13 08:15

    Joost ons almal hier buite dink aan jou!!! Sterkte my vriend...

  • DeonL - 2011-05-13 08:27

    Sorry and sad to hear about this. There is no cure for this but prayers.

      Mark - 2011-05-13 09:04

      Prayer is the only cure for every sickness

      DeonL - 2011-05-13 09:12

      No Mark, some diseases like Tonsillitis, Pneomonia, TB, HIV, Hypertension and meningitis need antibiotics / arv's / meds. or people can die. Some parents are in jail for thinking like you and let theire children die a horrible death.

      Muna - 2011-05-13 18:37

      Hey DEON L maybe MARK was being genuine. Why do you attack him? Maybe the problem is you, go beat you wife or dog. I found no malace in Marks statement.

      Ching Ching - 2011-05-14 13:41

      Mark is an ignorant idiot, same for all that thinks this way.

  • Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-05-13 08:57

    @BAH - Reg so... Hoop maar dat sy siekte tydelik sal wees, gun hom die kans om sy foute op aarde te probeer reg stel... Dis al wat ek probeer sê.

  • Raka13 - 2011-05-13 08:59

    Shame this is terrible news, I am not a Joost supporter, but Good Luck, hopeand pray you recover soon.

  • Billy - 2011-05-13 09:06

    Good luck boet, its a terrible disease which calls for strength you probably didnt know you had. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family, its incredibly tough to watch. To everyone going on about the drugs and women, get real, he's been diagnosed with a disease thats incurable, terminal and incredibly difficult to retain dignity through. No ones perfect and this is the kind of thing that makes human mistakes trivial, i promise. I watched my mom die of it 3 months ago after an incredible brave 2 and a half year period. She was 62, I wouldn’t wish MND on my worst enemy.

      DawsonKA - 2011-05-13 10:02

      Billy I feel your pain and agree with you there 100%. It is probably one the worst fates to see anyone go through. My dad is is still fighting it, for just over 6 years but is on the end now. As for all these people who post comments here without knowing what this is and what is does, go and google "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis" and read up a bit. That is basically what it is. As for everyone who has been touched by this disease. You all know what it's like seeing your loved one's go through it. Seeing someone go through this really makes you reevaluate your own life. My prayers goes out him and everyone who is/has been touched by this disease.

      darkwing - 2011-05-13 11:21

      It's amazing how many people come forward with stories about loved ones suffering from this horror. It sounds like it is far more common than I thought. Stephen Hawking has lived with it for many years. The doctors gave him a certain time to live, but he's still going.

  • 209 - 2011-05-13 09:11

    Yah neh life.. My Dad passed away with the same disease, this disease is like cancer u know if u got aids/hiv u stil got hope u can live longer but cancer and MND no words. I wish his family can be there for him and give him love and enjoy every moment (crying as i'm typing this) But God is there all the time...

      Billy - 2011-05-13 09:19

      Well put. Sorry about your dad, my moms battle with it made me realise that sometimes life really isnt fair.

      Hads - 2011-05-13 09:46

      We serve a supernatural God. Prayer a total belief will cure him.

  • Wynand - 2011-05-13 09:29

    Sterkte Joost. Dit is God se wil en jy sal met gebed daar deurkom!

      Oukoos - 2011-05-13 10:22

      Nee, nee, nee. AS dit God se wil is, sal jy met gebed daar deurkom. Die verhoor van gebede is nie vanselfsprekend nie

      Sir Eidolon - 2011-05-13 13:55

      Daar's nie plek vir God in 'n moderne samelewing nie. Veral nie die haatsigtige een van die Bybel nie.

      Brakkies - 2011-05-14 12:18

      @sir eidolon, dankie dat ook nou jou eiertjie gele het, gaan braai nou maar jou kat vannaand onder die brug terwyl jy na jou lady gaga cd luister.

      Ching Ching - 2011-05-14 13:51

      Brakkies - wat is fout met Lady Gaga? Sorry - jy luister seker net na jou afrikaanse stront.

      Brakkies - 2011-05-16 10:43

      uhm nee, ching ching probeer weer. Ek verkies regte musiek (rock, metal of punk as jy regtig wil weet), nie Lady Gagga se pseudo pop gemors (met n satanistiese ondertoon) wat sy op die verhoog uitkots nie.

  • Staalbal - 2011-05-13 09:33

    My heart goes out to Joost and his family. This is a horrible disease. My father was diagnosed with MND (aka Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS) 5 years ago. It also started with slurred speech and weakness in his arms, today he has to receive 24hr care and is unable to speak or do anything for himself. Eventually the respiratory system fails causing death. The average life expectancy is 3 - 5 years. MND does not affect the senses or your brain function only your motor neurons causing complete loss of muscle function and making you a prisoner in your own body. At the moment there is no known cause or cure for the disease and treatment is extremely limited and only extends the process.

  • Aabels - 2011-05-13 09:34

    I remember once being on a course at the Holiday Inn in Cape Town donkey years ago and the Springboks were staying there. We were on a break in the foyer and the Springboks under coach Ian McIntosh came by on their way to a practise and I saw this young Joost and was amazed at how big and how friendly he was in real life. Anyway, I hope you get better soon and all of the best to you and your family.

  • Staalbal - 2011-05-13 09:45

    To all these people making these crappy comments. Educate yourselves first before commenting on something you know absolutely Fakol about. I wish to God that you never have to live through this.

      Palian - 2011-05-14 18:21

      I'm glad to GOD that I was not Amore having to live through his shenanigans with the ho's and nose candy. The boy's probably got AIDS and this story is just spin in case people start wondering, such as I am...

  • gecko - 2011-05-13 09:54

    Joost en die dr. speel saam in die swembad, dr. voel joost se regter arm is sterker as sy linker arm. hmmmmm......

      watalife - 2011-05-13 10:14

      Mmmmmmm...Is this oke not bankrupt yet??

      watalife - 2011-05-13 10:24

      @Mike after all the snow white its gone boet.

      Remco - 2011-05-13 10:39

      Wanneer kom Joost se nuwe bluemovie uit?

      George - 2011-05-13 13:44

      Julle almal is 'n klomp siek perverse moerneukers.

      Mike - 2011-05-13 14:25

      @George - why you judge us on your satandards? Jy's die grrotste Moerneuker!

      ChloZen - 2011-05-13 17:08

      Jy is siek my vriend... siek om in 'n tyd soos die sulke grappe te maak. Jy weet blykbaar nie wat die siekte behels nie anders ou jy dalk simpatie betoon het. Hoop ander het genade vir jou as dit jou oorkom.

      George - 2011-05-14 06:24

      @Mike. This is not judging by my standards. This is commenting on your sick standards, you senseless pervert. This topic is about a great ex rugby player that is suffering from a incurable sickness and you and your moerneuker friends turn it into a sex scandle. Shame on you.

  • Ronel - 2011-05-13 09:56

    Joost en familie - ons dink aan julle! Ongelukkig kan woorde dit nie beter maak nie - maar ons weet waardeur julle gaan en nog gaan moet gaan! Staan sterk in julle Geloof! Ons het 'n wonderlike ma verloor aan die aaklige siekte! Die Urquhart-gesin van Standerton.

  • Richard Bradshaw - 2011-05-13 10:12

    “Joost and I spent the Easter weekend together at Sun City. We wrestled in the swimming pool and I felt that his right arm was a lot weaker than his left one. Two grown men in a pool touching each other, did i miss something

      Mike - 2011-05-13 10:18

      I wonder what his ex Amore V thinks about this?

      watalife - 2011-05-13 10:26

      Just another Playboy shot for the Local Rugby Magazine in the North

  • Kok - 2011-05-13 10:14

    I wish Joost all the best and I hope that he recovers soon. (From a All Blacks and Crusader supporter in Cape Town)

  • Hads - 2011-05-13 10:50

    Mike, you are poor soul. Your comments are abrasive and crude. God has given the doctors the ability to diagnose and cure sickness.You are alone and scared of life. I will pray for you and hope that God will find you. You are precious to Him. Try to love Him and then you will find true happiness.

      nick - 2011-05-13 11:14

      Thank you Hads... I couldn't have put it better.... Mike has been warned.....it is sad that there are such scared people around....but he still has a chance to accept his salvation.... !! Therefor, I am not going to respond to any further comment Mike makes from now on.... it isn't necessary !

      mikedek - 2011-05-13 20:11

      @Mike. Get the chip off your shoulders. The fact that you believe or do not believe is really of no interest to us. The way you carry on you would think that you are the specialist on"non believing".Get a life!

  • Johann - 2011-05-13 11:18

    A few very unsensitive people here, the likes of MIKE and others, not the kind of a/h's you would intrduce your daughter to. Hope the doctors are wrong about Joost but if not, he will be in my prayers. STERKTE JOOST EN FAMILIE!! Re. Afrikaanssprekendes: daar is dalk meer Boere wat hierdie nuus lees en daarop kommentaar lewer as Engelse ............... sal iemand asb. vir Mike vertaal.

      Da@Ismile - 2011-05-13 11:28

      speak the same language when commenting about ANC.

      trix.duvenage - 2011-12-30 12:41

      Mike het seker reg op sy eie opinie or let me try and put this in his own language: Surely Mike has the right to form his own opinion. However what he obviously fails to understand is that Joost vd Westhuizen needs ONLY something or someone GREATER and more powerfull to turn to at this stage in his life. Doctors might be in a position te help him relax or help him to spend his LAST FEW YEARS [without a doubt his LAST few tears] more comfortable but NO LIVING CREATURE can do ANYTHING for him any more. Motor Neuron D is FATAL and unfortunately the begining of the END. So God help the non believer for they will spend a very very lonesome, unloving, helpless worthless end if they are diagnosed with MND. Therefore poor Mike: Keep you beliefs [disbeliefs] to yourself and let the believer cling to his or her GOD for that is all we have left in this God forsaken country and especially for those in a similar position as Joost van der Westhuizen. This little forum is in any case not meant to be what you intend to turn it into but rather simpathetic people to try and motivate one of the greatest rugby players South Africa has ever seen, in his hours of absloutle hell and agony. And Mike, wheather you believe or not: Go on you knees and pray God that this desease NEVER gets hold of you.

  • Andre - 2011-05-13 11:19

    This would be such a good time to have a supportive wife... Oh wait a minute.

  • Desiree - 2011-05-13 11:50

    All we can do is pray for Joost, only God can and our prayers wil uplift you Joost. You must ask God to help you thru this. God is a forgiving God.

      Mike - 2011-05-13 14:14

      ONLY and I mean ONlY the doctors treating Joost can and will do anything for him - the rest is a figment of the imagination!

      desiree.freygang1 - 2011-11-27 14:07

      Thank you because Joost need this type of upliftment. Not to judge because it is not in our power to judge. God is really a forgiving God and so He already forgave him. May God Bless him and through our prayers he will get better. Please South Africa we in Namibia all feel the same. It is sad he is our hero and his mistakes are long forgotten. God Bless him and his family. Thanks Desiree from Namibia

  • Matt - 2011-05-13 12:19

    Regardless of all the scandals, of the things Joost has done wrong - the guy is ill. Have some sympathy!

  • geewiz - 2011-05-13 12:29

    At first, I ignored the article because it's about Joost. But then I decided to read the thing anyway thinking he contracted the AIDS virus. Wrong. It turned out to be a disease, something Andre venter had, but according to some scribes, I was wrong again. Motor neuron disease, never heard of it. Not the same thing Andre had, but something more interesting than the daily political drivel dished up. I may think nothing of the guy, but HEY! he gave us something to stretch our grey matter a bit. Gonna do some reading about this. In the mean time: Joost, get well soon, mate!

  • Bantu - 2011-05-13 12:36

    Makgowa a sleg man, ba go tshega le fa o swa. ba go atlhola (judge) le fa o ya diheleng o ntse tshwana le bona. eish ja nee wat!

  • freddie van eyk - 2011-05-13 12:52

    Ja ,die wat gesond is , geniet dit maar wyle dit hou.

  • susan.ettmayr - 2011-05-13 13:12

    There is no known cure for Motor Neuron Disease. It is a debilitating fatal disease and the cause is unknown. At present it's regarded as a randon disease. There's a case where a woman from the UK suffered from MND. She fought legally to be allowed to die with dignity and a few days before the case came to The Hague she died. The late ex MichaelHouse and SLC English teacher, Ken Shuter, had MND. Carte Blanche, with Deryck Watt, followed his inspirational awareness campaign ~ being pushed by runners in a special wheelchair to complete the Comrades Marathon one last time.

      watalife - 2011-05-13 13:55

      ??????

      jan du preeaz - 2011-05-13 18:51

      @whatever, to complicated for you to understand, susan please post a pretty picture for this idiot next time

  • Christina - 2011-05-13 13:37

    Vanuit Ierland wens ons Joost 'n spoedige herstel toe! Laat dit in die hande van die groot Geneesheer!

      watalife - 2011-05-13 14:45

      @Mike you are wasting your time with them.

  • Jigsaw - 2011-05-13 14:23

    Miskien te veel onderlyf op prosies waar die kieme vandaan kom...

      watalife - 2011-05-13 14:47

      Haha!!!

      Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-13 15:24

      Seker hy kry meer as jy?

  • Hemant - 2011-05-13 20:21

    whatever his faults may be,lets pray he can recover.too many people waning to play God

  • Danielo - 2011-05-13 20:22

    Ek kan nie glo wat ek vanaand hier lees nie ! Die Anglo-Boere oorlog is jare verby en nog karring ouens aan oor Engels / Afrikaans. Ek verstaan nie die swart taal wat hier geskryf word nie , maar glo dit is iets goeds vir Joost. Ek is 'n Blou bulle ondersteuner . maar het regtigwaar waardering vir al die goeie wense wat die Stormers / WP ouens aan Joost stuur. Wys jou dat hulle veel dieper kyk en die mens raaksien, dankie ouens! Jammer vir die ongelowiges, julle gaan erger kry as enige aardse siekte.......julle gaan braai ! Joost, ons dink in ons gebede aan jou en jou geliefdes

  • Ivan Breetzke - 2011-05-13 20:51

    Joost is a living legend. Always remember him tackling Lomu in the 1995 World Cup Final! I hope everything works out for him. I am sure Amore will even be there for him & give him support. Ones health must never be taken for granted. Get well Joost...Springboks Forever!

      Palian - 2011-05-14 21:38

      Dude! The oke GOT PAID to tackle the other team, so please evolve already and I hope for your sake he doesn't have AIDS from naaing skank whores and powdering his nose for years cos else we might read of you committing some unhealthy act upon yourself in your own sorrow when that news breaks.

  • Ziggy - 2011-05-13 22:06

    I really hope something positive comes out of this illness iagnosed - my mum died of MND at the tender age of 63. I loved her dearly and as an only child (daughter) I couldnt have seen it worse. She tried everything to stay alive and even started iventing and manufacturing her own little machine which was supposed to massage the neck area (where the area of internal swelling at the base of the brain stem is) but she was too late and for 18 months I watched her deteriorate and die, and I could do nothing, nothing other than trying to encourage her with all the little efforts. I used to sleep in the room diagonlly accross the hallway from her and wake up in the night to hear funny noises, so I checked in on her room to see her body heaving - all because her natural functions of her lungs were starting to give in, so the breathing would sometimes not happen, causing a blackout or fit and then she would calm down again. It is a gruesome way to die and no matter how bad a person has been, it feels so sad to watch a person die from this. 'To date, there is no cure and the end is imminent. Theym, the doctors can arrest the disease and prevent you from slipping too much but can not halt it. Even this will not work for more than 3 years at MOST., There is no cure!. There is no known cause either. Anyway guys, have mercy on the guy and you know what he has not ruined a whole country, (like Mugabe has.)...worser people walk the streets today.

      Melissa - 2011-05-13 23:26

      hi Ziggy. im going through the same thing with my mom. what kept u strong. I feel helpless.

  • Melissa - 2011-05-13 23:23

    Dear Redwine My mom has motor neuron disease, and i would not wish it on my worst enemy or anyone for that matter, why dont you do yourself a favour and research it, before you make horrible comments that show u have no heart and clearly no brain.

      Rael Levitt - 2011-05-14 00:15

      My Dad had Motor Neurone disease and its the most horrible way to die, especially for a young person like Joost. its a fatal disease and there is no treatment. Once diagnosed, its terminal and just a matter of time. Only the most distrubed mind can make inane comments about Joost, like him or loathe him, after a diagnosis like this, The man is now terminally ill and Im shocked that people can write about him or any human being like this.

      Monica - 2011-05-14 00:49

      This guy has just been diagnosed with a life threatening disease and people are so heartless to make cruel remarks about him, but I would take from who it comes, just reading the remarks tell me wht type of people they are anyway ! Good luck Joost, you are in our prayers and your drs too for guidance !

  • Carl Muller - 2011-05-14 11:00

    “Sometimes, GOD pushes us to our limits. HE tests us beyond our endurance, because HE has greater FAITH in us...much more than we could ever think of with ourselves.” - unknown A doctor friend said once to me, I diagnose and treats people, and God heals them....

  • Mark - 2011-05-14 11:20

    Sterkte. Steeds die beste skrumskakel ooit.

  • Ching Ching - 2011-05-14 13:47

    Joost, sterkte ou maat, ek dink aan jou en jou familie.

  • Ria - 2011-07-06 12:32

    my hart breek vir jou! veg, veg, veg!!

  • Martha - 2011-08-01 13:30

    My family and I wish you, health, strength and happiness. Live one day at a time, and so should we all, to live each day to the full, for tomorrow might never come.

  • trix.duvenage - 2011-12-30 12:12

    Ek het nog nie deur al die kommentare hierop gelees nie en ja....miskien is ek mostert na die maal maar mense, jammer om te se: MND is 'n siekte uit die hel en NIEMAND kan dit oorleef nie. My hart bloei vir Joost en sy familie maar glo my, ek het onlangs afskeid geneem van iemand wat 31 jaar my metgesel was en MND het haar oor 4 en 'n half jaar afgetakel totdat daar NIKS van haar oorgebly het nie. So kom ons wees nou maar ernstig en besin: MND= ALL OVER...its just a matter of time and by God..... what a time

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