Val’s Home Care with Glioblastoma Stage 4

Fundraising campaign by AJ Essel
  • ZAR5,150.00
    raised of R15,000.00 goal
34% Funded
11 Donors
Raised offline: R2,000.00
Total: R7,150.00

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As most of you know, my sister, Shannon and myself despise asking for help, but its not for us, its for our mom who was diagnosed with a terminal illness recently. This has all taken place in a a week and a half.

We have bills starting to come in and already have the CT Scan at Milnerton Mediclinic declined for payment through her medical aid. We are unsure as to whether the first MRI and CT Scan at Netcare will be paid either, we are hopeful it will be, but we have not received their bills as yet. Mom was readmitted to Milnerton after being discharged from Netcare and taken by ambulance to Milernton as Netcare was on divert and had no more beds. The only way to ascertain what was wrong this time was to perform another CT Scan which showed a new brain bleed on top of the existing tumor.

We would like our mom to come home and to be at peace in her own surroundings when the time comes which is inevitable. It could be weeks but no more than 3 months as per her Neurologist at Milnerton Mediclinic.

Timeline

20 Feb admitted to Netcare Blaauwberg (first seizure that evening)

23 Feb Diagnoisis - MRI - Stage 4 Gliolblastoma

27 Feb - came home with meds, still walking

28 Feb - stroke - bleeding into tumor - re-admitted

1 March - tumor grown by 20mm in 6 days - no more space in the brain to accommodate swelling

We now need to arrange a carer/nurse for mom with 24 hour care so she can go peacefully in her own surroundings & be with family. (This all excludes hiring a hospital bed, nappies, and various other meds she requires to make her comfortable)

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts if you are able to help in this situation.

Whatever funds are not used during the last of moms time here will be used for her memorial as she does not have a policy in place. (and as she has said numerous times to us, its a simple affair - tea and koeksisters in her beautiful garden)

Thanking you from Val, Angie, Shannon and family xx

Fundraising Team

  • Shannon Spaans
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  • Fund Captain

Donors

  • Heather Pitchford
  • Donated on Mar 08, 2020
  • How horrendous what you are alll going through. I will be seeing you in the next few months. Sending you all my love xxxx

R2000.00
  • Jann Bossert
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2020
  • Thinking of you, loads of hugs

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2020
  • Dear Angie and Shannon. I am so terribly sorry to hear this tragic news about Val, I just hope she does not suffer for too long! I wish I was in a better financial position to help more, but have donated R200 and will do more if able to at a later stage. I guess every cent helps! Please keep us all updated on the progress and hope that you manage to get her home and sorted as soon as possible. Lots of Love Lisa xxxxx

R200.00
Apr 14

Update: 14 April

Update posted by AJ Essel at 11:15 am

Mom is comfortable at home, with two amazing carers, that swop shifts every 6-7 days. We are so grateful that they are still operating under the strict Covid-19 lockdown regulations, but are legally essential services.Mom says she is happy, at peace, "nothing wrong with her" and is being very well. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

11 donors
  • Heather Pitchford
  • Donated on Mar 08, 2020
  • How horrendous what you are alll going through. I will be seeing you in the next few months. Sending you all my love xxxx

R2000.00
  • Jann Bossert
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2020
  • Thinking of you, loads of hugs

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2020
  • Dear Angie and Shannon. I am so terribly sorry to hear this tragic news about Val, I just hope she does not suffer for too long! I wish I was in a better financial position to help more, but have donated R200 and will do more if able to at a later stage. I guess every cent helps! Please keep us all updated on the progress and hope that you manage to get her home and sorted as soon as possible. Lots of Love Lisa xxxxx

R200.00
  • Simone Myburgh
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2020
  • Dearest Shani and Angie and rest of the family, Keep doing what you are doing for your wonderful Mom. Enjoy it all, give her the best send off. She deserves nothing but the best. Lots of love to you all love Sim, Marc and the boys xxxx

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  • Noelline Gentz
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2020
R250.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2020
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  • Bonny Gorton
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2020
  • In my heart and in my prayers 🖤

R100.00
  • Marie-Louise Botes
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2020
  • All the best Angie and Shannon. Sending love and light.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2020
  • For childhood friendships. Sending love. Hope this small donation helps. Love Elaine and bubble gum Lip Ice💗

R300.00
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ZAR5,150.00
raised of R15,000.00 goal
34% Funded
11 Donors
Raised offline: R2,000.00
Total: R7,150.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities