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Help Alice beat lung cancer

Help Alice beat lung cancer

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My mom, Alice Shirley, is fighting stage 3b lung cancer. After four rounds of chemo didn't work its magic, she now needs more treatment. She has tested highly positive for a genetic mutation that responds well to immunotherapy, GOOD NEWS. But, the medical aid won't pay for this treatment on her current medical plan, BAD NEWS! We hope to rectify that at the end of the year.

In the meantime, her medical aid oncology funds have run out. Which means my parents have to pay 20% of the cost of any further treatment, which is low dose oral chemo to keep her stable.

My parents are semi-retired and the cost of all the medication and blood tests, genetic testing and scans, and more chemo, is causing a lot of stress during an already stressful and heartbreaking time. I have been fighting ovarian cancer for two years so the stress is compounded by that.

The funds will be used to help my parents pay the 20% shortfall they need for treatment drugs due to the depleted oncology benefits. 

Having money to pay for my mom's medicines and tests would mean so much to my parents. The stress of cancer is already taking a huge toll emotionally and physically, making this awful time in our lives that much worse. Healing cannot happen with this constant worry. And we need the Alice we all know and love to heal, sing, smile and laugh again. 



  • Sep 12, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Keep fighting!" - L Williams

  • Sep 12, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Hi Alice looks like you are going through a tough time. Hope this helps a bit " - Carol Renniers

  • Sep 07, 2019 - USD $ 67.78
  • "keep fighting " - Anecia

  • Sep 04, 2019 - USD $ 33.05
  • "Sending hugs from all of us xxxx" - NZ Lotters

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 400.00
  • "For Mama" - Loren

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are one tough nut and we love you Alice!" - Anita Fitzgerald

  • Sep 04, 2019 - USD $ 132.19
  • "Pole sana." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 32.82
  • "Keep fighting!" - Paul

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "For Mama" - Loren

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you health and strength! " - L Williams

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 65.63
  • "Thinking Of You Best Wishes the Hayward Family" - Hayward Holdings Properties

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R 20 000.00

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My mother is battling with lung cancer stage 4. She has had her right lung removed and been through chemotherapy. But she needs more treatment and her medical aid oncology funds have run out.