By Michele Lardant
Wildri is my friend, my sister, my business partner and is someone who always has a smile on her face and radiates positive energy.
She is so strong and proud that she would never ask for help so I have decided to try and take some of the pressure off of her and set up a fund for Wildri so that she can pay for her escalating medical costs.
Wildri has been fighting and living with cancer for 13 years. Her parents both died in quick succession while she was just 27. Three months after her dad passed away Wildri was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time.
Since then Wildri has faced an uphill battle, against cancer, to stay alive as the cancer has moved through her body.
Her cancer moved to her second breast, which resulted in her having a double mastectomy. Over the years it has travelled to her liver, lungs and brain before it returned to her lungs and brain for a second time, last year.
Wildri had a scan in January this year and it was found that the cancer had returned to her lungs, liver and her sacrum (bottom of her spine).
Her oncologist has moved to Richards Bay and in order for Wildri to receive treatment, she has to make the trip up there two to three times a month.
As most of you know Wildri runs a hair salon and days needed to travel to Richards Bay for treatment means that she cannot work on those days.
Her financial situation is made worse by the fact that her medical aid will run out halfway through her treatment and she will need to find money for a co-payment.
This is where I hope all of her friends can make a contribution to try and lift some of Wildri’s financial worries by helping with donations, big or small, to help her in her fight against cancer.