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François Marais - Chemo therapy payment

François Marais - Chemo therapy payment

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My name is Francois Marais and I live in Pretoria.  Born on 28 July 1981 in Bethal South Africa.

I am crowdfunding to pay for my medical expenses. 22 November 2018 I was diagnosed with a 10cm tumor. I was diagnosed in January 2019 as Stage 4 Colon Cancer (Adenocarcinoma; intestinal type) that metastasized in my Liver and my Spleen and a few lymph nodes.

I was scheduled for an operation to remove the tumor in January 2019 as well as a resection of my liver and removal of my spleen, but woke up with a stoma (done without my approval or knowledge), and not the removal of the tumor, the removal of my spleen or the resection of my liver. This was after waiting for a bed in high care at Steve Biko hospital since December 2018.

I started treatment at Steve Biko Hospital but was informed that the treatment I was receiving was not effective. During that time we got a medical aid without exclusion.  I have since moved to Dr. Alberts, Bouwer & Jordaan Incorporated for treatment.  On the last scan in July 2019, we were hit with some bad news.  The tumors did not react to Erbitux, FOLFOX, Fulfuri or 5FU.  I have been moved onto a new protocol: Avastin and Pecaset tablets.

Funds raised will be used to pay the co-payments for medicine as well as Chemo Therapy that the medical aid does not cover. This will help my wife who is generating the sole income at this stage because I was retrenched (March 2019) 2 months after I was diagnosed with Cancer.  I have yet to receive a UIF Payment (29 July 2019) as the company I worked for did not send the correct details on my UIF Forms.

A breakdown of how the funds raised will be used:

CANSA for Stoma supplies.

Dischem Pharmacy for Medical supplies needed (Medicine as prescribed that the medical aid does not cover)

Dr. Alberts, Bouwer & Jordaan Incorporated oncologist for the chemo treatment (Avastin and Pecaset) and

Momentum Medical Aid for co-payments and payments for the needed treatments

*BackaBuddy will administer the above payments to the relevant institutions*

Donations

  • Sep 04, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Sterkte Francois" - Victor Stydom

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 308.00
  • "Sterkte Francois" - Andre Smith

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 410.00
  • "Baie sterkte" - Louisa

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 308.00
  • "Sterkte Francois" - Andre Smith

  • Jul 26, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Baie sterkte, dink aan julle en bid vir julle!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte Cois!" - mg

  • Jul 24, 2019 - R 15 800.00
  • "Ons glo jou genesing is daar" - Anonymous

  • Jul 09, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "'Tough times never last, but tough people do.' Keep fighting Cois!" - Chris

  • Jul 07, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "François (Cois) Your humongous battle and bravery are inspirational, your suffering touching. Fight on breve one. Fuck Cancer. " - Harryn

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Sterkte en hou jou oë op Jesus Christus." - Marius

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 308.00
  • "Sterkte Francois" - Andre Smith

  • Jun 26, 2019 - USD $ 734.04
  • "youre a fighter" - annie

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Stay strong" - NickGM

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Baie sterkte vir julle. Ons dra jul op in gebed." - Anonymous

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Dink aan jou." - Anoniem

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stay strong brother" - Crispy

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte! Bid vir die Here se hand van genesing oor jou!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Dink aan julle!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 11, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Little bit hope it helps.Every strength with this massive trial" - Mamil

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "I cry in sympathy reading your posts. How much I pray for your healing." - Another cyclist

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Hope this helps and that you get better soon" - Jacquers

  • Jun 06, 2019 - USD $ 141.48
  • "In our thoughts boet " - BigDL

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Julle word in ons gebede opgedra! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - USD $ 6.31
  • "Strength and good wishes" - Christie Fulton

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thinking of you. Stay strong Cois!" - 6th Mass Extinction

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Strength to you and your family, look forward to seeing you back on the trails!" - MDJ

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Skop kanker se g@t" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Sterkte Francois" - Andre Smith

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Keep it up 'Cois. We are with you." - BellaLuca

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte mnr!" - JdW

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keep fighting!" - Stef

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Baie sterkte met jou en jou gesin se moeilike stryd. Mag jou geloof en gesindheid jou hierdeur dra, en die liefde van die mense wat vir jou omgee. Van 'n mede fietsryer." - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Keep fighting Sir" - Copperhead

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 2 030.00
  • "PRAISE THE LORD OH MY SOUL" - NORMAN

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 10 000.00
  • "Baie sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Vasbyt" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - USD $ 14.15
  • "Sterkte" - Alistair

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Sterkte Cois!" - mg

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "xxx" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Good luck! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte" - anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "May God carry you through this" - Buff

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Baie sterkte. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte en alles van die beste!" - Bernard Visagie

  • Jun 06, 2019 - USD $ 14.15
  • "Strength young man" - anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 4 112.80
  • "Keep fighting" - Koukie

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 152.25
  • "Francois jy is sterkter as wat jy dink. Bly vertrou op die Here. Sterkte met die Chemo en alles waardeer jy en Reinet gaan. Julle twee saam is 'n sterk span. " - Iemand wat omgee vir jou en Reinet

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Jesus sal jou nooit verlaat nie. Hy is die Geneser." - Jesus Heals

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Baie sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Baie sterkte" - Anoniem

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "You can beat this!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck Cois" - HdB

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Hope helps a bit" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "Keep fighting Cois" - Wayne Mol

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You can beat the C Monster Francois. " - Heinrich

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "Hope it helps" - EB

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My name is Francois Marais and I live in Pretoria. I am crowdfunding to pay for my medical expenses as I have stage 4 colon cancer.