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Erika Henning Leukemia / Bone Marrow Transplant FUND

Erika Henning Leukemia / Bone Marrow Transplant FUND

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***UPDATE***  10 SEPTEMBER Unfortunately last weeks test results came back with NOT SO GOOD NEWS. Erika will have to go for another round of chemo starting 11 September!! 

Erika a friend to many and well know in Despatch for her good heart and always willing to help others was diagnosed with LEUKEMIA earlier this year, right as she was going to be a surrogate mother for another couple. (Blessing them with a child of their own).

After endless days spent in the hospital doing chemotherapy sessions, she went into remission. However, shortly after, they discovered that the cancer was back and she was hospitalised again for more chemo. The 2nd round of chemo was really tough on her.Unfortunately, the risk of unhealthy cells forming constantly is very high and she needs to have a bone marrow transplant. Fortunately her sister Adelle Hart was found to be a 100% match and will be flying in from America on the 15th September to start the process.

I decided to start this Backabuddy fundraiser to benefit Erika and her family. We did run a smaller-scale fundraiser (locally in Despatch earlier this year but funds depleted quickly as all out-of- hospital procedures (blood test, bone marrow test, x-rays etc) had to be paid by that fund.

Medical bills are streaming in and traveling cost to and from Port Elizabeth to Pretoria and daily day to day expenses also adds more financial strain on her family.

Funds will be used for medical costs, traveling cost and daily day to day needs while in hospital and out during recovery in Pretoria away from her family
I am hoping to reach this goal soonest as bills are piling up and the bone marrow transplant away from home will just add more financial strain.

Funds raised will be used for:MEDICAL BILLS, TRAVELLING COST +-1200KM FOR HER FAMILY FROM PE TO PRETORIA and another day to day needs she will have while in hospital.

All donations will benefit the Henning Family by paying for a portion of the medical bills as well as any other bills needed for Erika to make a full recovery. This will help remove any financial strains the family is facing and ensure that Erika is able to make a full recovery and live her best years to the fullest seeing her 2 kids grow up.

*Where appropriate, funds raised will be transferred directly to the relevant medical practitioner, hospital or any institution. The rest of the funds will be paid to the family to pay for any other shortfalls*


  • Oct 01, 2019 - USD $ 37.26
  • "Well wishes from the US!" - Taylor Bartz

  • Sep 18, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Baie sterkte!!" - J

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 7.21
  • "Sterkte, ????" - Mariska

  • Sep 11, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Psalm 23" - Anje Muller

  • Sep 11, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "I am praying for her xx" - Mariska Swart

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 20.71
  • "Joshua 1:9" - Rosemary Allen

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Every little bit helps. Praying for complete recovery." - Former Despatcher

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 6.90
  • "Praying for you xx" - Blessings

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 32.82
  • ""... Koeltebome langs jou pad..." ou girl. " - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 104.41
  • "See ya later!" - Mikey&Ad;élle Hart

  • Sep 03, 2019 - USD $ 6.90
  • "XXX Spesiaal vir jou " - Elsjè

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Donations to date

R 3 802.48

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Erika Henning Medical

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My name is Elsjè Raubenheimer, my best friend Erika Henning also my 6 year old daughters “second mother” was diagnosed with LEUKEMIA earlier this year,  right as she was going to be a surrogate mother for another couple.