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Elleny - You can help me beat cancer!

Elleny - You can help me beat cancer!

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Hi everyone, my name is Elleny and I am 7 years old, I live in Cape Town.

In August 2018, not long after my 6th birthday, I had a bad tummy ache and had to have an operation to remove my appendix. What was supposed to be an easy operation turned into our worst nightmare.  A few weeks after the operation, I was unable to fight a bad fever I had and the doctors did many more tests to find out what was wrong.

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER!  Common B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia to be specific. 

See the list below for some of the treatments I have had since being diagnosed:

  1. Removal of pieces of bone from my hip, OUCH!!
  2. Four different types of chemo injections into my spinal cord,
  3. Chemo injections straight into the muscle, through the port which the doctors put in for my chemo treatment.
  4. I am on medication daily as well

Due to all the treatments, I did not go to school until April this year.

These treatments have cost a fortune with medical bills in excess of R800 000! My parents are trying their best but their medical aid does not cover everything. I am still receiving treatment every month and have to take my medicine every day. The treatment I have monthly is chemo straight into my spine and port which goes into my blood stream. The doctors say that I will have to have this for the next 2 years.

I will not let this illness get me down, I am a fighter and I believe that I will beat this!  So I can continue to be happy, go to school with friends and be a normal girly girl again.

Here are some of the medicine I am on:

  1. Bactrim 1/2tab twice daily orally 3 times a week
  2. Dexamethasone 5.5mg orally for 5 days a month
  3. Vincristine 1.4mg monthly intravenously
  4. 6-mercaptopurine 25mg orally three times a week
  5. Oral methotrexate 5mg once a week
  6. Intrathecal methotrexate every 3 months

One of the pictures here is of me and my dad, he has been fighting this illness with me and the day I started losing my hair, he decided to cut his hair off as well so that I would not be alone in this.

I truly appreciate your help and if you want to monitor my progress, have a look at my Facebook page for more information.

Thank you!

Please follow Elleny's progress here.

Donations

  • Jan 31, 2020 - R 51.00
  • "i am positive that you will fight this --- you are more than a conqueror . I am praying for you . xoxo" - Blessing Chibharo

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 51.00
  • "i am positive that you will fight this --- you are more than a conqueror . I am praying for you . xoxo" - Blessing Chibharo

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 51.00
  • "i am positive that you will fight this --- you are more than a conqueror . I am praying for you . xoxo" - Blessing Chibharo

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "i am positive that you will fight this --- you are more than a conqueror . I am praying for you . xoxo" - Blessing Chibharo

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you all the best!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Ek wens jou alle sterkte toe en hoop jy wen die ding." - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Alle sterkte vir julle, mag hierdie klein bietjie help na beterskap." - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I have a daughter of the same age and cannot begin to imagine the heartache of having her battle through something like this. All the best Elleny, you're a champ!" - Johann de Wet

  • Oct 29, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Praying that you get well" - Elizna

  • Oct 28, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "

    Get well soon

    " - Anonymous

  • Oct 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery" - Anonymous

  • Oct 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are such a brave little girl, know you will win this fight!!! ??" - Lianie jv Rensburg

  • Oct 10, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keep on fighting!!! Praying for you on this side! " - Francois Maritz

  • Oct 10, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Not much but hope it helps." - Anonymous

  • Oct 10, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for you" - Cora-marie

  • Oct 10, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "It's not much but I hope it helps " - Redaa

  • Oct 10, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon. " - Kiaan Lallchander

  • Oct 10, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Wishing all the best and a speedy recovery" - Anonymous

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My name is Corrie and raising funds for my daughter Elleny (7) living in Cape Town.  I am raising funds for medical and all of the other hidden costs for treating Leukemia.