Five-year-old Marno Muller is fighting for his life after he was found hanging from a slide at a school in Springs on Thursday morning.
WATCH VIDEO OF FIVE-YEAR-OLD MARNO WHO WAS STRANGLED ON SLIDE
According to his family, the school said Marno was playing like normal on the slide on Thursday morning when the strings of his jacket hoodie got stuck at the top of the slide. And as Marno was sliding down, the strings got tighter, and he began suffocating halfway down the slide.
According to the family, the teacher thought Marno was just playing around as she could still see his feet move.
It is unclear how long Marno was without oxygen, but it is believed that he was already blue in the face and unresponsive when they found him hanging from the slide.
HE IS IN ICU FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE
Little Marno was immediately rushed to a nearby a hospital, where is he still fighting for his life in ICU.
His aunt Nadia Minnie said on Tuesday, little Marno is still in a critical condition.
“The hospital removed the cooling blanket last night and Marno’s temperature looks good. His blood pressure was fine through the night and also his kidneys. Let us pray for complete healing over his little body. Thank you for everyone’s prayer. We as a family appreciate everyone.”
“We are still short of funds for Marno. The funds we had are not even going to last this week. Thank you so much to everyone who made a contribution to him.”
The hospital informed the devastated parents of Marno that the hospital does not accept the hospital plan they have.
THE SPECIALIST CONFIRMED THAT MARNO HAS BRAIN DAMAGE
The hospital requires an amount of R350 00.00 to treat and keep him there.
Last week a specialist confirmed Marno has brain damage, but it was too early to say how severe.
The first three days of his treatment are critical. If there are no complications, they want to try to wake him up on Saturday.
“There were many questions about what had happened and where the supervision was.”
Minnie said Marno has been at this specific school for the past three years.
Meanwhile, in a shocking twist, a scammer took advantage of the opportunity to steal from this family.
DISGUSTING! CON ARTIST TRIES TO STEAL MONEY RAISE FOR MARNO
A woman by die name of Jennifer Smith used Marno’s story on Facebook to collect money. She used his photos taken in the hospital and changed his name to Ricardo, and pleaded with social media users to make a donation to the family. But instead, she provided them with her banking details.
The family has confirmed that this woman is in no way affiliated with them or the funds they are trying to raise for Marno.
Social media users were outraged by this con artist and her fake fundraising.
The South African tried to contact Jennifer Smith several times for comment but the phone was off.
CAN YOU ASSIST THE FAMILY?
“Marno’s parents are devastated by the incident and are in desperate need of donations to keep him in the hospital for the next critical couple of days.”
Click here if you would like to assist the family or contact Minnie on 0782491971.