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Beatrice Coetser and myself Aaron Jones met in 2009 at a game lodge in the Kruger park and have been together ever since. In April 2019 I proposed to the love of my life and we got engaged. In October 2019 she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. This is the worst kind of breast cancer and only responds to chemotherapy. This is still not even a given that it would work. From the start Beatrice took it head on with a positive attitude and the heart of a lion. 6 sessions of chemotherapy and 6 months later the oncologist was happy with the results as the cancer had basically disappeared. Next step was a big operation to have a double mastectomy. After the operation every day for a full month she had to had to have radiation on her breast that had the cancer. .After this she was officially put into remission. All of this happening during 2020 Covid pandemic and working in the tourism industry it crippled us and many others. November 2020 Beatrice was on a game drive and had a seizure. We went to the hospital and after many tests and scans they detected a small growth on her brain. Next step was going back to the oncologist and having many more scans and tests done. A decision to have brain surgery ASAP was made and this took place within 10 days of the seizure. Because the growth was on the speech and movement part of her brain she had to be awake for this procedure and smashed the operation like a warrior. They managed to remove the entire growth without affecting her speech or movement . After a couple weeks of recovery the tests came back that the growth was a positive for cancer. This means that she has to go for intensive radiation on her brain now in January 2021. We are very proud and independent people but any donation to help us finally kill this evil disease will mean the world to us.
- Beatrice Coetser
- Campaign Owner
The Journey continuesUpdate posted by Beatrice Coetser at 05:48 pm
Thursday the 26th February we went for our scheduled meetings with the doctors. Bea had been complaining about headaches and dizziness all week. We did a MRI scan and results came back that there are around 10 small new nodules on her brain. She is currently in hospital and under. . . . .
Thank you!!!!Update posted by Beatrice Coetser at 04:49 pm
Hi everyone! Just an update from our side. First of all we can’t believe the generosity of everyone involved in reaching our target so quickly, enough. You will never know how much this has helped us with the outstanding medical bills during this process and may God bless you all!. . . . .
RadiationUpdate posted by Beatrice Coetser at 08:00 am
Just finished with Beas stereotactic radiosurgery on her brain to kill any remaining cancerous cells. Next steps are heading back to the oncologist at the end of February. Bea is feeling positive and good. We can’t thank everyone enough for helping us so far! Regards Aaron & Bea
Next stepsUpdate posted by Beatrice Coetser at 12:12 pm
Heading off for Johannesburg tomorrow to start Bea's intensive brain radiation. This is a big one!
Thank youUpdate posted by Beatrice Coetser at 12:22 pm
Just a massive thanks to everyone who has donated so far. I wish I knew who all of you are so I can say thank you personally.