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Breast cancer support for Dope

Breast cancer support for Dope

Funds Raised:
R 4 810
Fundraising Target:
R 200 000

Personal message

Dear Friends, Family, and Compassionate Hearts,

I hope this message finds you well and in high spirits. Today, I reach out to you with a heavy heart but also with an unyielding sense of hope and determination. I am humbly seeking your support on behalf of my cherished sister, Dope, who has been battling stage 4 breast cancer with unwavering courage for over two long and arduous years.

Let me introduce myself: I am Esseh Ahonsou, a foreign national hailing from Togo, who has called the beautiful city of Cape Town home for the past six years. During this time, I have borne witness to my sister's unrelenting struggle against this relentless disease, her indomitable spirit, and the agony she endures daily. I have also shouldered the immense burden of providing financial support, as she can no longer work and fund her own treatment.

Dope's journey has been one marked by profound suffering, resilience, and an unyielding spirit. After navigating the complexities of paperwork, visas, and the challenge of traveling in her weakened state, our family pooled together enough resources to bring her from Togo to the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

However, the treatment available in South Africa has proven to be prohibitively expensive and has taken her far from her husband, kids, and our entire family, which has caused immense emotional strain. Regrettably, this separation has compelled Dope to return to Togo, where her health has continued to deteriorate due to the lack of proper care and the emotional support she so desperately needs.

In my tireless quest to secure the best possible care for my sister, I reached out to the Centre International Du Cancerologie De Lomé (CICL), a trusted cancer support center in Togo's capital, Lomé. Their counsel confirmed my deepest fears - without continuous, specialized treatment, Dope's condition will inevitably worsen.

Now, I come to you with a humble plea for your support. I am launching a Back-a-Buddy fundraiser to raise the essential funds required to place Dope under the care of The International Cancer Centre of Lomé and provide her with the specialized treatment she urgently needs. Her life, dreams, and future hang in the balance, and I firmly believe that with your generosity, we can make a significant impact on her journey to recovery.

Your contributions, no matter the size, will be instrumental in providing Dope with the fighting chance she so rightfully deserves. Your compassion and support will not only bring hope to our family but also help alleviate the tremendous stress that has weighed heavily on me as I've watched my sister endure this painful journey.

To make a donation, please visit our Back-a-Buddy fundraiser page Your financial contributions will go directly toward covering Dope's medical expenses, transportation, and other crucial costs associated with her treatment and recovery.

I am eternally grateful for any help you can provide, and I promise that every cent donated will be used to ensure Dope's successful recovery and grant her the opportunity for a brighter future. Your kindness and generosity will not go unnoticed, and I am committed to sharing her recovery process with you through pictures and videos.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for considering a donation to support my sister's valiant fight against this relentless disease. Together, we can make a difference and bring hope back into Dope's life.

With heartfelt appreciation and warm regards,

Esseh Ahonsou



  • Nov 23, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 20, 2023 - R 1 500.00
  • "Support from Togolese community in Cape Town" - Groupe Novissilele Cape Town

  • Nov 18, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 16, 2023 - USD $ 50.00
  • "With much love and hope." - MAUNi

  • Nov 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 03, 2023 - USD $ 58.64 Fees covered
  • "Sending love to you and your family Esseh! Let's do it!" - Massimo Dal Corso

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Fundraising target

R 200 000.00

Donations to date

R 4 810.00

Breast cancer support for Dope Campaign

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Dear All,

I'm Esseh Ahonsou, seeking your support for my sister, Dope, who's bravely battling stage 4 breast cancer. We need funds to provide her with specialized care in Togo through this fundraiser. Every contribution, no matter the size, is valuable.