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I don't think even the greatest writer would have the right words.
Today my sister was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer.
Basically 3 years to the day that our amazing father passed away from this terrible disease. How ironic but I somehow feel it was my dad pushing her to go see a doctor in someway or another.
Not only is my sister the worlds greatest sister but also an amazing wife and an incredible mother to the worlds greatest kids, that are so beautiful inside and out.
I'm reaching out to the world to ask to help pay for her treatment.
Nikki has medical insurance but not a full medical aid as she has never been sick one day in her entire life.
Her medical insurance said they would only cover R50 000 towards her treatment which wouldn't even cover the basic scans we have done.
So here I am on my knees asking the world to help me raise some money towards her treatment.
I know this isn't the greatest time with Covid raging through our world and knocking our economy, but one thing Covid has shown me as that we have become closer as a world.
Nikki has the biggest heart I have ever met, in my 37 years of being her sister, I have learnt so much from her, that we should love everyone in this world as much as we can and give everything we have to help others.
I remember a few years ago a homeless child walked into her office and asked for some money, his parents had been killed and he literally had no where else to go.
Nikki didn't give him money, but Nikki allowed him into her house and he became a son, she fed him, she clothed him, she schooled him and today Michael is a young man who has a chance in this world because of my sister.
The fact that my family has to face this cancer battle again so soon after losing our dad isn't fair and currently as I am typing this I am asking why her and why not me? She doesn't deserve this hard battle ahead of her.
I'm on my knees asking you to all help me to make this journey as easy as possible for her.
To Nikki I love you with all my heart and we will beat this together.
- Michelle Roberts
- Campaign Owner
Update Feb 2022Update posted by Michelle Roberts at 11:09 am
Hi everyoneSorry for the radio silence. I seem to say that every time I post.I decided to sit down and take some time today and try write a little as this has been a devastating week in terms of loss due to cancer.On Friday Nix lost a colleague of hers. . . . .
Update NovemberUpdate posted by Michelle Roberts at 05:36 pm
Hi all, Hope you are all well and keeping safe. Can you believe it's almost Christmas! (My favorite holiday). I also can't believe we are heading to a year since Nix's diagnosis. It honestly doesn't feel like it was a year ago. I'm sure Nix feels differently after everything she. . . . .
UpdateUpdate posted by Michelle Roberts at 05:13 pm
I’m so sorry I’m useless at updates. Every time I want to sit down and write an update something comes up and then I forget about everything. Nix had her mastectomy and honestly she was like superwoman, she was supposed to take it easy for 6 weeks but if you. . . . .
Update 13th May 2021Update posted by Michelle Roberts at 04:16 pm
I'm terrible at updates, it seems. I see it's been over two months since my last one. I do apologize. Nix finally finished her chemo treatment, and next up comes her surgery (mastectomy). It is booked for the 21st of May, next week Friday. I'm so glad it's so close. . . . .
Update 9th March 2021Update posted by Michelle Roberts at 04:58 pm
Hi everyone, I always seem to start these updates by saying sorry. I see its been over a month since my last update, so once again I am sorry. Nix is doing well, she is fighting hard and honestly is just such an inspiration, to this day I haven’t seen. . . . .
Thank you and just a general updateUpdate posted by Michelle Roberts at 07:11 pm
Apologies for the radio silence again.Life just seems to be flying these days. Nix went for her 4th chemo session on Tuesday and it seems like every session hits her harder. Nix does really express herself well so when I get this as a reply 💩🤮 I know she’s not. . . . .
UpdateUpdate posted by Michelle Roberts at 04:51 pm
Hi everyone,Sorry for the lack of updates.I hope everyone had a magical festive season and that everyone is keeping safe and healthy.I remember reading somewhere that a beautiful sunset is here to remind us that no matter how difficult your day was there is hope expressed in the form of. . . . .
Thoughts and feelings...Update posted by Michelle Roberts at 02:37 pm
1st December 2020Last night I didn’t sleep to well, my mind didn’t stop racing from thought to thought.I can’t even imagine what Nix is going through or how she feels, I think I’ve read every article that exists on the internet about cancer, trying to understand how Nix feels, what. . . . .
First SessionUpdate posted by Michelle Roberts at 01:52 pm
25th November 2020Nix had her first chemo session today. The chemo session lasted over 4 hours and Nix said she could feel it burning in her body the whole time.The oncology center was full but a lot of older patients and Nix said they were all sleeping so she had. . . . .