Chintsa shark attack survivor Denver Struwig has had several surgeries, and he’s going to need some help from the surfing community to cover his costs.

From ZigZag:

Eric Harris, a member of Friends of Chintsa, a non-profit organisation in Chintsa East, is heading up the fundraising campaign to assist Denver with his medical costs which have amounted to close to R35k (original costs were looking between R40k – R50K, but the hospital has graciously agreed to lower these costs). Friends of Chintsa is a non-profit organisation in Chintsa East. They host a number of community projects including a development surf programme. They hosted a weekend with development surfers from Port St Johns, Coffee Bay and Knysna 2 weeks ago. They are properly accounted and perfect to host this fund.

The organisation are hosting a fundraising buffet and raffle for Denver at the Country Bumpkin restaurant where all proceeds will be going to the Denver Struhwig Shark fund. Anyone interested in attending the fundraiser please contact: 043 738 5523 or email Donations towards this fund are also welcomed and can be deposited into the following account:

Friends of Chintsa
Nedbank, Vincent, Current Account
Acc No 1206076925
Branch 120621 (00)
Sort Code: 12-06-21

Please reference donations as ‘Denver’

They will also have a donations portal up at by tomorrow under Friends of Chintsa and then ‘Denver Struwig Shark Fund’.

Friends of Chintsa would also like it to be known that any money raised over the R35k target for Denver’s costs will then be pooled in a shark attack fund that will be available in the unfortunate case of another attack.

Src: Zigzag