ZAR2,200.00raised of R165,000.00 goal goal
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A dear friend of ours need your help!
Help us to help him!
In August 2016 Marius was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. So he has spent the last few years fighting hard, but never without hope and a smile.
The cancer started spreading to his liver and the doctor actually gave him a year to live. He started his chemo treatment a month after, up until March 2017. In June that same year they resected the tumors on his liver, and 6 weeks later they resected the tumor on the colon. After that Marius had to live with a colostomy bag for 6 months. These were major changes in his life, he had to learn how to cope with it and quickly adapted to this "new life".
The beginning of Feb 2018, he went for a scan and was in remission. In March the colostomy bag was removed successfully. The Oncologist sent him home, and he had to return in 3 months time for a check up. When May came, Marius was in good spirit like he always is but he didn't get the best news. The tumor was back on his liver.
Ever since then he has been back on chemo therapy and has been for a high dosage radiation treatment twice already.
This year, January the chemo was stopped as it seemed like his body has become resistant to the 2 types of therapy that is available through his Health Insurance. His Oncologist suggested Biochemical chemo, that is not covered by his Health Insurance and it comes at a very expensive price, that Marius really cant afford. That's where we all come in.
Marius is not ready to give up this fight. Up to date he's had 57 chemo treatments without any hair loss. It has not been an easy road for him, and through it all he is forever and still encouraging other patients to fight and not give up during their treatments.
He firmly believes that God will continue to bless him, as He has been doing for the past few years. We are so grateful for everyone who has been reaching out to Marius during his fight! It lifts his spirits, it makes him smile and he feels so blessed to be loved by so many, because that is who is, to many of us, always checking in with others and sending others his love.
Marius is a real fighter and continues celebrating life, through all of this. His dedication to this life and his family is admirable. He is always there for anyone that needs him.
He is starting this new journey with the support of all his friends and family that love him. He fully intends to beat the odds so he is able to go to his grow old with his beautiful friends and family. We all have stories about Marius that will make you laugh until your stomach hurts! We also have stories, that will have you in tears , but I would rather want us to celebrate his life. Lets give him a new lease on life!
We created this fund to help him and his family with anticipated medical bills and other expenses they may need to navigate through this time. Even by giving a little, you will help out a lot.
His future is calling and non of us are ready to give up this fight!
- Tunita Brits
- Campaign Owner
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