£953.00Donated So Far
Noleen Pierrus (nee Bridgewater) is a loving wife, wonderful mother of two and and my amazing life-long friend.
After feeling a discomfort in her throat and discovering a lump on the left side of her neck, she went for tests and a scan. Sadly, Noleen received the news that we all dread confirming the presence of cancer.
In January 2020 the test results confirmed Papillary Cancer – a malignant tumor on her Thyroid!
Noleen requires urgent surgery to remove and contain the spread of the cancer. She unfortunately does not have the financial means to fund the surgery herself which has forced her to seek treatment at the Helen Joseph Hospital (HJH), a public facility located in Auckland, Johannesburg, South Africa. The surgery was scheduled for April 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions introduced by the South African Government, public hospitals were required to re-prioritize all resources, and the surgery was cancelled. Noleen was placed on a waiting list and, after repeated follow-up visits (every 2 weeks), no confirmed surgery date has been provided.
Whilst waiting for her revised surgery date, Noleen’s physical condition has been steadily declining. The pain in becoming more unbearable, she battles to swallow and often feeling restricted breathing.
Due to the lack response from HJH, Noleen has to turn to private hospital treatment to receive the lifesaving treatment required.
I would like to raise the amount of R150 000.00 (£7400.00) which is required for Noleen’s treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation) at a private hospital.
Please can you help us reach our target so that Noleen can have a normal life again?
Thank you so much and stay safe!
Month post surgery updateUpdate posted by Bianca Klein at 10:53 am
Good afternoon all So, its been a month since the operation and Noleen is feeling much better. She has been resting well after the operation, actually she says she has been sleeping more than normal 'having no thyroid makes you very tired B' - but that will all be sorted. . . . .
Operation is happening ......... today!!! 25/2/2021 @ Helen Joseph HospitalUpdate posted by Bianca Klein at 10:10 am
Hi again family and friends, Things seem to be happening pretty fast all of a sudden.....which we cannot complain about - this is good news!! Ok, so last Friday morning Noleen went to Helen Joseph Hospital for the Laryngoscopy and great news, all her vocals are clear. She then needed. . . . .
Update as at 18-2-2021Update posted by Bianca Klein at 01:44 pm
Dear family and friends, Firstly a huge thank you for the support you have shown over the past few weeks, it is so appreciated. I thought I would post an update on what's been happening in the background.The Wednesday before last there was a call from Helen Joseph Hospital informing. . . . .