Carmen Schoonraad

Update posted by Trevor Schoonraad On Feb 22, 2020

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 heart just couldn't hold anymore.

Her fight is over.

May you rest peacefully my little girl. you will always be loved.

Trevor

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Update posted by Trevor Schoonraad On Feb 10, 2020

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 was not good news and it seems that she did not respond to the treatment.

Her platelets and white blood cells are still not increasing and she is still receiving platelets every 3 days in addition to blood transfusions on a weekly basis.

Carmen has been fighting infections and fever for more than a month now with broad based antibiotics.

The latest blood culture confirmed that Carmen has a severe blood infection and now more targeted antibiotics can be administered in order to manage the infection.

Once the infection clears up, Carmen will receive her second round of chemo. So far the plan is for next week.

In general Carmen is very tired and her will is slipping. She has been prescribed an antidepressant to cope with her depression, the confinement to hospital and all the associated emotions of constantly receiving treatment.

She had sonars of all her organs including a heart sonar and all seems to be in order.

We try and keep her occupied with arts & craft, her school work and updates on what is happening at home.

Carmen has a game she now calls the “gist” list of all her treating doctors.

So far we have Oncologist, Pathologist, Radiologist, Micro Biologist, Haematologist, Cardiologist, Physiotherapist and Psychiatrist.

We would like to thank the doctors for their dedication in treating Carmen.

We take it hour by hour, day by day and hope for the best.

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Update posted by Trevor Schoonraad On Feb 03, 2020

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 us so many lives’ lessons that is testament to your absolutely amazing resilience and perseverance!

You have taught me more about myself than I ever thought possible. You thought me selflessness and unconditional love. Watching you grow has been one of life’s greatest gifts. You are intelligent (although your creative thoughts might not always find the words) and mature beyond your years.

You were created with a distinct plan and purpose for your life - a Star Child! Your heart is filled with laughter and kindness – a friend to many! You are strong in spirit, disciplined in your ways and a natural-born leader. Keep your spirit darling, keep the fire in your soul!

Tomorrow morning when you wake up and the future is unclear, I will be here.

I love you little sparrow, since the moment I saw you!

Love Mum xxx

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We will keep her in our prayers God bless Carmen

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Good day May the good Lord be with Carmen's family in this time of need. I pray that she recovers soon. God bless Carmen

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