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Aldrich The Strong - fighting childhood cancer

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My name is Lisa Kruger, and I am the mother of an 11 year old boy, Aldrich who is fighting cancer. We are from the beautiful town of Mossel Bay. 

Aldrich was diagnosed 9 March 2020 with Stage 4 Papillary Thyroid Cancer which has spread to his lungs, and also now there was a spot found in the bone, in his groin.

Aldrich has always been very active, always wanted to learn new things. He loves playing rugby, dancing and riding bike. He adores animals and has a soft heart. Always ready to help others.

This diagnosis came like a thief in the night, and stole our dreams for a future. But God's grace carried us through thus far. 

This cancer is very rare in children, and Aldrich is the first child that they know of in the Western Cape to have been diagnosed with this.

After a very long and dangerous operation on the 25th of March 2020, Aldrich's whole thyroid was removed. This is where the cancer started, but unfortunately it has already spread to his lungs.

Chemo does not work for this type of cancer, so Aldrich had to get Radioactive Iodine treatment. 

After the operation, Aldrich developed double pneumonia, and could not start treatment. We were lucky to come home for a bit in April, to rest. 

May, 4th Aldrich was back in Cape Town, and so the process started, of preparing his body to receive the treatment. Blood tests, scans, lung function and even a covid test was our path in May. On the 19th of May he received his Radioactive Iodine and was put in Isolation for four (4) days. He received a high dosis, that lasts a year in his system. 

Aldrich has to take handful of pills on a daily dosis. We will be going for scans and bloods every few months, and then we will receive treatment again May 2021. 

As everyone knows, the Covid/lockdown made it impossible to hold any fundraising and my husband also could not go to work, and therefor have not received a salary for almost 3 months now.

Any help and donations will be highly appreciated.

All donations will help with keeping food on the table and a roof over our heads. Transport and living costs when Aldrich has to go to hospital for treatment, which is usually for a month at a time. And medical bills that will keep coming in

Donations

  • Jul 10, 2020 - USD $ 31.38
  • "Jesus Liefde" - GAC

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 61.75
  • "For Alrich. In loving memory of Carl. Norah and Justine xx" - Norah Spurrier

  • Jul 05, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "In honour of Carl Van Rensburg. " - Antony Fleischer

  • Jul 05, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Jy moet gesond word mooie seuntjie! Ons sal bid vir jou." - Kelly

  • Jul 05, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Ons hoop jy het 'n wonderlike daggie en mag die Here jou seen met liefde & gesondheid xxx" - Natasha

  • Jul 05, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In honour of my son in law, Carl" - Brenda

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Aldrich may your Birthday be a memorable one! Keeping you and you family in my Prayers.

    " - Debbie Uys

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "May this period in your lives be filled with love and kindness, and wishing you strength as your son recovers." - Karen

  • Jun 30, 2020 - USD $ 61.28
  • "Our love and best wishes from Malahide, Dublin, Rep. of Ireland" - Alan Curley

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "God is already fighting this battle for you Aldrich...Stay strong!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 30, 2020 - USD $ 45.96
  • "Have an awesome birthday and keep being strong!" - Darryn

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "*" - Anonymous

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Best wishes to you and your family! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "We will miss you terribly Carl. Our love and heartfelt sympathies to Liesl, James and Cameron" - Heidi and Billy Sendin

  • Jun 29, 2020 - USD $ 30.52
  • "Jy is n SUPERHERO! Wees sterk :) " - Monique L

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    We will certainly miss you Carl. Taken far too early. Much Love to the VR family.

    " - KING FAMILY

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "He is always in my prayers " - Linda Pearson

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In memory of Carl and as a tribute to the Van Rensburg family" - Frost family

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Wens ek kon meer gee. My kinders ook werk verloor. Sort vir hulle ook. " - Wendy

  • Jun 29, 2020 - USD $ 36.93
  • "Sterkte en God se liefde en genade vir julle!" - Net iemand...

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "I wish I could donate more but your beautiful son is in my thoughts and I wish your family all the love and strength in the world. " - Kiara J

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Sterkte " - Marcel

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Love from God through us to you. Praying for you. " - WeCare

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Ons God is ñ A W E S O M E God" - JabaruC

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "God gives healing " - Anonymous

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "For God everything is possible " - Anonymous

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte! Mag God julle elke dag dra en genesing being. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Be still, and know I am God..... Sterkte klein Jesus soldaatjie, jou pragtige glimlaggie deur alles wys jy hou moed en Jesus is jou krag x" - Driekie Van Niekerk

  • Jun 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Stay strong" - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl and in tribute to Liesl and the boys" - Ken & Adrianne Family

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "In loving memory to Carl and strength to Liesel, James and Cameron " - Desiree and Jordan

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl and lots of love to the Kruger family." - The Lavery’s

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl and good wishes to Aldrich" - St Clair Gibson family

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Love and care to the Van Rensburg family, and so much hope and strength to the Krugers." - Verity Hawarden

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sending love to all the Van Rensburgs " - Peg Bartlet

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl ~ we will miss you always" - Robertson Family

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl." - The Day family

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl - a true gentleman " - Swanepoel Family

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "

    In loving memory of Carl van Rensburg

    " - Tracey and Adam

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "From Carl with love - be strong Aldrich !" - Carl and friends

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl. The very best of men. " - Sands family

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Never stop praying with faith in God and His mercy! God hears all our prayers! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 25, 2020 - USD $ 60.95
  • "Cheers my friend, many great memories......." - Craig Pearson

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "As a sign of respect for our friend Carl." - Tromps

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 325.00
  • "With love to the van Rensburg family; and prayers and strength to the Kruger family." - Em

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Sending love and strength to the Kruger family

    " - Kaplan Family

  • Jun 25, 2020 - USD $ 30.00
  • "In memory and Respect of a great Man, Husband and Father. In hope and Faith for Aldrich’s recovery and Grace for the Kruger family." - Sims Family

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "We honor Carl and send our wishes to Aldrich for the best result.r" - In memory of Carl VR

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 30.66
  • "In memory of Carl Van Rensburg" - Worthington-Smith family

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "All the very best for the Kruger family and prayers for a full recovery for Aldrich " - Angie Joubert

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl van Rensburg" - Brooke Family

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 29.06
  • "In memory of Carl van Rensberg" - Debbie Flaks

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Dear Lisa, we are thinking of your lovely boy Aldrich today xx" - Julian and Mia Marsay

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In memory of Carl van Rensburg " - Paul

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In loving memory of Carl van Rensburg " - Petersen Family

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Ons dink aan julle

    " - NATS

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Aldrich ons Sal so baie aan jou dink en aan jou familie. Mag God naby jou en jou familie wees. Groete Cecilia" - Cecilia Kritzinger

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Ek bid dat jy gou gesond word en 'n lopende wonderwerk getuie sal wees" - Louise

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Pure Love is sent your way, May God our Father lead the way, May His Loving hand Touch Your heart, and keep you safe with all His Love. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sterkte Aldrich" - De Bruto’s

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag. Jy stel die mooiste voorbeeld vir ons almal. Vasbyt Aldrich." - Sanet

  • Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 12.38
  • "Baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag. Hoop jou dag is ekstra spesiaal. " - Brigit

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Hang in there buddy, the Lord’s hand will carry you trough it all

    " - A heartfelt Mother

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "I pray that God will heal you completely. " - Zahnè

  • Jun 14, 2020 - USD $ 30.93
  • "Vasbyt!" - Morne Swart

  • Jun 14, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Jy is n yster" - ALTA

  • Jun 12, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Jy moet aanhou Baklei! Sterkte maatjie!!!" - Pieter Janse van Rensburg

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Baie sterkte Aldrich!" - Erika Bossert

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Sterkte Allie, Cornel en Lisa. Julle is die heeltyd in ons gedagtes. " - Die Jordaans

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Dink aan jou! ××" - Lorette de Kock

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My name is Lisa Kruger, and I am the mother of an 11 year old boy, Aldrich who is fighting cancer. We are from the beautiful town of Mossel Bay.