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Dom's Fight

Dom's Fight

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Dominique Manuel, a 43 year old mother to two teenagers was recently diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma after going to the doctor with severe stomach pains. Doctors discovered a 17cm mass, engulfing her abdominal cavity and placing severe pressure on her kidneys.

Finding out you have cancer is an overwhelming process as is, but the process was made worse by numerous visits to government facilities where proper treatment was never provided nor were correct answers ever given. Only through family funding was Dom able to get any testing and proper oncology treatment done. The generosity of doctors, who worked pro bono and negotiated reduced rates with the hospital ensured Dom could afford an operation to place stents in each of her kidneys in an attempt to restore kidney function.

Dom is currently in a private hospital in Durban where she is receiving treatment for renal failure and hopefully she will be strong enough to begin chemotherapy soon. The fees for testing, chemotherapy and hospital stays are astronomical and family funding cannot cover the full amount, nor can her family cover the loss of income Dom will incur during the next 6 to 8 months of chemotherapy.

In the last few weeks Dom has looked directly into darkness but with the care from generous, skilled doctors and her family we truly believe that the situation will finally bear light. Thank you for reading about her story, we are grateful for any donation.

Donations

  • Apr 24, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Love love love, so much love " - Kayleigh

  • Apr 24, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sending strength and love" - Carol Reynolds

  • Apr 15, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay strong " - Andre

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Keep strong, Dom!" - Simon

  • Apr 05, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "Lots of love to you, Dom xx" - Penny Saayman

  • Mar 26, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of you Dom and sending lots of love and hugs. Xxx" - Candice Smith

  • Mar 26, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Thinking of you Dom x" - Leonie Marlow

  • Mar 25, 2018 - USD $ 17.93
  • "God bless" - Steve-o

  • Mar 24, 2018 - R 822.56
  • "Mom’s are warriors. Have faith and be as brave as you can. Love and prayers from me. Xx" - Carmen

  • Mar 24, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "I don’t know you personally but feel like, through Vanessa, I do. Sending love & strength for the journey you are traveling. " - Tracy Richardson

  • Mar 24, 2018 - R 154.23
  • "Hope you get well soon. " - Veronique

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 852.70
  • "You can do this Dominique. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love and strength to you and your family ?" - Mike and Deirdre

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 3 084.60
  • "Hi Dominique, we are thinking of you and wish you a speedy recovery love Phillip, Belinda, Taitum and Casey xxx" - Knott Family

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sending strength and ??" - Anon

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are a warrior . Stay strong." - Anonymous

  • Mar 23, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Don, Dom, Casey & Ethan, always thinking of you. Wishing you well. See you soon. Lots of love Gran xx" - Gran

  • Mar 23, 2018 - USD $ 16.94
  • "Nothing is impossible Dom, with prayers,love and courage you will win the battle over cancer. Never give up we are all here for you. Love Merle And Peter " - Merle and Peter

  • Mar 22, 2018 - USD $ 28.28
  • "You are in our thoughts and prayers. You CAN beat this! " - Kirkbride Family

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly Dom. We hope to see your smiling beautiful self back in the office soon xx" - A colleague who is missing you

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Sending prayers to you and your family Dom! " - Anon

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "In our thoughts and prayers Dom! Miss you!" - Di Pillay

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 160.00
  • "Get well soon." - Phumzile Xulu

  • Mar 22, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Hoping that your treatment goes well. Sending love and prayers to you and your family xxx" - Chantelle King

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "May God wrap His healing arms around you " - Veronica Spark

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "You’ve got this in the bag Dom - you gonna smash it out the park - we are thinking of you and sending all good wishes your way" - Aunty Rita Uncle Ian & Lisa

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sending love, light and positive healing and strength your way, Dom." - Wendy

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are in our thoughts and prayers Dominique and Donovan." - Zane and Ruth

  • Mar 21, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Sorry you have to go through thid and wishing you well. " - Bobby Laing

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Kick cancers butt Dom! We're cheering you on all the way!" - Kirsty

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sending love, strength and healing! You will beat this. Big hugs xxx" - Belinda & Brian

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Lots of love and continually in our prayers Dom xxx" - Aubrey and Jeannine Barnes

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Stay strong and beat this thing " - Anonymous

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "Sending lots of love and strength to you,Donovan,Casey & Ethan." - Wallers

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Thank you for allowing me to be a very small part of your fight.... stay positive" - Alan Michell

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Sending love and prayers and wishing you strength in this fight. " - With love and prayers

  • Mar 20, 2018 - USD $ 80.90
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you on your very difficult journey. " - Michelle Brink and family

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Get well soon Dom!! XXX" - Grant

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Get well soon special Dom " - Ed & Theresa

  • Mar 20, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon Dom, you got this. Dave & Angie (Taryn's dad)" - Dave & Angie Collier

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Get well lovely lady xxx" - Sandra (Budd) Christie

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You're in my prayers" - Friend of Merle

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "You can fight this Dominique. Thinking of you and the family " - Garry, Melanie & Colby

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Love & blessings xxxx" - Errol &Michele;

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with you. xxx" - Dominic King

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "You and your family are in our prayer. xxx" - N Criticos

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Have faith Dom " - Louise van Tonder

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations! Get well soon" - Anonymous

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Our thoughts are with you. " - Taryn and Justin

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Stay strong" - Nigel

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "You are in my Prayers" - Shavina

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Wishing you all the best." - Jeremy Strydom

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Sending positive thoughts and prayers " - Therese Cheyne

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Get well soon Dom. You in our thoughts & prayers xx " - van Straatens

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "All the best" - Anonymous

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Sending love and prayers. " - Vincent Family

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you well" - Anonymous

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Beat this thing" - Stuart

  • Mar 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "With our love and hope." - Anon

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep smiling and keep strong " - Dawn Wright

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Dom you are in out prayers...we believe you are one strong lady!" - Edith

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you all the best with your battle. God bless." - Sylvia Collins

  • Mar 18, 2018 - USD $ 52.62
  • "May God be with you & your family" - Peter & Liz Ramsay

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay strong dom . " - Kevin

  • Mar 18, 2018 - USD $ 43.94
  • "Praying for you Dom x" - Jo Worman

  • Mar 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You’re in my prayers. Keep fighting!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You are in our thoughts and prayers, special lady xx" - Anonymous

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Strength and prayers to you and your family" - Mandy

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 160.00
  • "So sorry to hear about your illness. Keep fighting xx" - Veronica kelly

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 2 570.50
  • "Dom, you can fight this! Lots of love and hugs, G, J & M " - Clarkson Family

  • Mar 17, 2018 - USD $ 43.94
  • "My thoughts are with you and your family xx" - Delia Botha

  • Mar 17, 2018 - USD $ 79.10
  • "Dom.... Sending love and light through your journey of healing. Be strong and brave girl. You have got this! !! " - Louise, Rod, Tim & Robyn Ford

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "You’ve got this Dom, sending all the love in the world. Stay strong and smash it out the park. " - Craig, Jade, Amy and Gordon

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "We are behind you all of the way! Stay positive and strong! " - Tammy and Simon

  • Mar 17, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Be strong Dom" - Debbie

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis Dom. With Donovan’s and the family’s support, you will get through this. " - Lawrence (Larry) Da Silva

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 44.24
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Caryn

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 52.89
  • "Sterkte, Dom! Thinking of you and wishing you all the best in this fight xxx" - Ann Auld

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery" - Urs + Willem

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Dom We are missing you and praying for a speedy recovery " - Anonymous

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thinking of you and your family x" - Waylene

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wish you all the best" - Deepak

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 5 000.00
  • "We are here for you Dom!! " - Jessica Manuel

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Praying for a speedy recovery. Stay strong, Love Maryse and Michelle" - Maryse Kobusch

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Stay strong! Keep fighting! " - Yolanda

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a Speedy Recovery Dom" - TheRix's

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 2 000.00
  • "With much love for a speedy recovery, Dom. We miss you at school. " - From our Clifton family to yours

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 66.35
  • "Thinking of you from across the pond Cuz. Lots of love and see you in May. Clinton, Lynzie and Alex xxx" - Johnson's in UK

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you all the best x" - Anonymous

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 16.82
  • "Best wishes I hope everything goes well" - Jackie

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 44.24
  • "Best wishes " - Tenille Simpkin (Rose's niece)

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sending cwtches and strength from Wales" - Katherine Fraser

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 3 000.00
  • "My dearest Dom, you are an inspiration and this is the fight of your life and you will do this! All my love, Taryn xx" - Taryn Collier

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Dom xxx" - Anonymous

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Dom wishing you strength. Stay as positive as you are." - Anonymous

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Every little bit helps! Get well soon! " - Tarryn

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "You got this Dom!!!" - Partridges

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Best wishes not much but what I can give" - Carmen Goliath

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Dom ... I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I'm sure with the amazing family around you that you will come through these dark days full of strength and love. You will be in my thoughts " - Gary reay

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 88.46
  • "Get well Dom! Best wishes to you, Donovan and kids. " - Darren Rautenbach

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 176.93
  • "All the very best :)" - Anonymous

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 88.46
  • "Wishing you strength with your struggle" - Anonymous

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Fight Fight Fight and stay strong! You've got this!" - Hayley & Klaus & Kayla

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Sending good, healthy vibes your way for a speedy recovery" - Nomfundo Mkhize

  • Mar 16, 2018 - USD $ 88.46
  • "Hi Dom ... very sorry to hear you are not well at the moment. Wishing you a speedy recovery - Love Humphrey, Michelle, Alex & Matt" - Williams Family

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 10 282.00
  • "Get well, you lovely person." - Craig Laing

  • Mar 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Keeping you and your family in my prayers every day. " - Bridget Reyersbach

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R 126 263.47

Fundraising target

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Dominique Manuel, a 43 year old mother to two teenagers who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma on the after going to the doctor with sever stomach pains. We kindly ask for donations to help clear Dominique's medical cost.