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Message from Trevor and Rene:
This is our 10 year old daughter Carmen Schoonraad.
Carmen was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia in November 2019. This is a rare condition in which the body stops producing enough blood cells and in some severe cases stop producing blood all together.
As a result she has very low platelet cells which means her blood cannot clot and could lead to severe internal as well as external bleeding at any time. Carmen gets a platelet transfusion every 3-4 days.
Carmen is one of a twin and unfortunately her sister Kendra is not a match for a bone marrow transplant.
Carmen is currently on an Oncology treatment plan at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Following her first round of Chemo in January, she has been battling infections and still remain in hospital.
Due to her low immune system, Carmen in unable to attend school and she tries her best to stay up to date by attending online class on a homeschooling system.
When Carmen is discharged she will need to remain in a sterile environment to prevent more infections until such time that her bone marrow starts producing blood with the appropriate levels.
Your donation will assist us to create a safe, sterile environment for Carmen, Education and medical bills not covered by our medical aid insurance.
Thank you very much
Trevor and Rene Schoonraad
Thank youUpdate posted by Trevor Schoonraad at 12:23 pm
I would like to thank all of you, our family and friends. Rene, our girl will always be in our hearts and Kendra your sister will grow old with you in your heart. Not just over the past 3 weeks, but the last 3 months, the support from our families,. . . . .
Carmen's fight is overUpdate posted by Trevor Schoonraad at 06:03 am
It is with great sadness in my heart that I have to inform all of you that Carmen passed away yesterday.She was transferred to ICU on Thursday and placed in an induced coma due to not reacting to any of the medicine for the infection and multiple organ failure. Her
Update 10 February 2020Update posted by Trevor Schoonraad at 05:14 pm
Thank you so much for the overwhelming support from you all. We really appreciate the support, prayers, the messages and donations from friends, family, colleagues and caring strangers all over the world. From all over South Africa to Chicago, London and Queensland. The results from the first round of chemo. . . . .
Letter from ReneUpdate posted by Trevor Schoonraad at 10:47 am
A Letter to my Wonderful Daughter!I remember the day you were born like yesterday! When daddy and I heard your first cries, I knew both our girls are going to be STRONG – fighters in their own right… meant to take flight!Through your 10 years in our lives, you’ve taught. . . . .