#ImHopeful Retha

Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 22, 2020

You might have noticed that Help Retha Live offline donation account has grown with a contribution of $7753 ( R117223)

We want to thank an anonymous donor who has contributed directly to Retha’s bank account.

We were all overwhelmed with the generosity of this person, who does not know Retha personally, but felt moved to help.

This huge amount will ensure that Retha can now return to the hospital when necessary to drain the fluid buildup (malignant ascites) in her abdomen which will help her to feel more comfortable. The previous trip to the hospital used up more than R90000 of her donated funds. Retha will now also be able to continue with some chemo sessions. She needs the chemo to combat the malignant ascites, to prevent bowel obstruction and obviously to try and get rid of the cancer.

Thank you is such an empty word in the light of such huge generosity, but we know that our donor must surely know that she has changed someone's life for the better.

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

For regular updates, testimonials and videos on what our ME and Cancer warrior Retha did to help others, visit our Facebook Page “My Friend Retha”

To contribute to Retha’s medical treatment and care, press the donate button.

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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 18, 2020


For regular updates, testimonials and videos on what our ME and Cancer warrior Retha did to help others visit our Facebook Page My Friend Retha


To contribute to Retha’s medical treatment and care,
click on the donate button

#ImHopeful
#braveheart
#wecandothis
#RedeemRetha
#awayforward
#qualitylife
#goals
#cancercare
#MillionsMissing
#FlorenceNightingale
#MECFS
#love
#actsofkindness

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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 17, 2020

This video brought us to tears. This is a testimonial of a ME patient and it will help you to understand why it is so important to help our own ME and Cancer Warrior to live.

Retha, the founder of theME CFS Foundation SA, has been helping other people who have ME for many years. In SA there are no benefits and Retha and her foundation stepped into the breach. She is truly the Florence Nightingale of the ME community.

Now Retha needs your help. She has been diagnosed with stage 3C Clear Cell adenocarcinoma with the added complication of malignant ascites. This is causing fluid build-up in her abdomen and lungs. Our previous fundraising efforts currently enable Retha to access private treatment. Sadly the private route is extremely expensive and without medical aid or insurance, the only other option is to use public hospitals which are understaffed and underfunded. Thus it is urgent to raise more funds for her to continue with private treatment as soon as possible. She needs to start with chemotherapy this week to prevent bowel obstruction which can be disastrous

No amount is too small. Overseas currency is worth a lot in SA.

For regular updates, testimonials and videos on what our ME and Cancer warrior Retha did to help others,

visit My Friend Retha on Facebook

To contribute to Retha’s medical treatment and care, donate here



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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 16, 2020

To see the latest video of Retha where she is updating us on her newest health developments visit My Friend Retha on Facebook. We cannot embed Facebook videos here, unfortunately. The money that we have collected up to date will run out soon. Please help Retha to Live

To contribute to Retha’s medical treatment and care go to our GoGetFunding Campaign

#ImHopeful
#braveheart
#wecandothis
#RedeemRetha
#awayforward
#qualitylife
#goals
#cancercare
#MillionsMissing
#FlorenceNightingale
#MECFS
#love

#actsofkindness

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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 14, 2020

Retha Viviers is our own Florence Nightingale!
She is one of the #MillonsMissing and on top of that #cancersucks !!!
If you are a friend of Retha’s or have been helped by Retha;
would like to share WHY Retha deserves all the kindness and help that she needs to live,
please contact Willa via messenger on Facebook.
We would love to share your experience of Retha’s kindness and what she has meant to you.

GIve thumbs-up at: My Friend Retha

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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 13, 2020

US$6,697.00 Donated So Far

$10,611.00 Raised through previous fundraisers and offline

Total: $17,308.00

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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 12, 2020

Our Medical Advisor Dr Colin’s input: if Retha starts chemo soon, she will have a chance of :

(1) escaping bowel obstruction .... a desperate situation
(2) to have a 20 % chance of surviving at least 5 years

He furthermore states:

Retha has a great attitude and positivity which has a good impact on immunity. This gives her the best chance of fighting this cancer.

Let's help Retha to stay positive and start chemo in this private hospital where she is receiving excellent treatment.

Visit our FB page "My Friend Retha"


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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 11, 2020

Category 1:

1 $50 qualifies you for a lovely piece of jewellery, maybe a book, a lovely blanket and some other general gifts. A big thank you to ME Warrior Kate for her generous contributions to our campaign to help Retha live.We have a few photos in collage form published here. However, when you have donated and expressed your interest to receive a reward, we will email you a list with photos and descriptions of all the rewards in this category. This list will be available within 2 weeks. When you have received the list you can make a choice. Kate lives in the UK but is prepared to post her donated rewards worldwide.

Category 2 and 3 follow after Category 1's collages





Category 2:

Dr Helen Loubser is a highly qualified and experienced dentist. She is offering a total service. You can choose from filling a cavity, to having a bridge or some veneers or even having your teeth whitened. She can help you to achieve that straight brilliant smile with orthodontics within a period of six months as well as replace missing teeth with implants etc.

For more information go to https://www.orpingtondentalcare.co.uk


Category 3:

$2000 can reward you with a relaxing seven day holiday in London. This beautiful3 bedroom vintage home is centrally situated and it is easy to visit all the London attractions by public transport.

You can get more information at https://abnb.me/xZjtbyIdd3


should you have a query; you could e-mail:
Bettie Hough at [email protected]

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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 11, 2020

Our brave Retha did it!! Her lung is sealed, fluids drained and she still smiles!
Your donations made this possible.
Thank you!

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Update posted by Willa Truter On Feb 11, 2020

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