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My son Gary's Fight for life - Immunotherapy treatment

My son Gary's Fight for life - Immunotherapy treatment

Personal message

Whether your child is 2 years old or 38 years old, a mothers worst nightmare, is to hear that your child has a dread disease. Unfortunately the cost of treatment for cancer is out of the ball park for most people, but even with this in mind, my son Gary has not lost hope. His son and daughter, plis his trust in God have made him determined to beat this dreadful disease.

My son Gary Waldman, 38 years old. Birthday 26 April, is a single father of a son and daughter and he is determined to beat this stage IV Malignant Melanoma cancer, through God, Faith and will to live and keep his promises to walk his children down the isle at their weddings.

At the start of his battle he had to fight Discovery to get approvals for immunotherapy, this was one of his first challenges which he was able to achieve, this process and treatment was not the standard oncology benefit scheme so it came with special clauses, to fund this he would require the assistance of the community for co-payments every 3 weeks.

Gary's first three months worth of treatment unfortunately had no effect, and after a recurrent mass being removed and CT Scans showing the disease has metasised even further, due to him being BRAF Negative a test that had to be done after the last op, this not only has now ruled our certain inhibitors but has made it more focal on what treatments can work.

During the waiting period for Discovery to approve the new immunotherapy, Gary has had to proceed with radiation therapy to shrink the tumors and help him with his pain and walking. 

The new immunotherapy is called Ipilimumad (Yervoy) this is a 4 treatment plan at a cost of R1.4 million which discovery has approved with a co-payment clause as per the previous treatment. We are set to start the new immunotherapy first week of September and as a family have managed to raise the first co-payment, the co payment required is R90,000-00 per treatment every three weeks. 

So as a mother, I come to you the community and ask you to help my son achieve his fund raising so we can beat the dreadful disease, so Gary can live the life he deserves with his children, the funds will be used to pay the co-payment amount to ensure he gets his full treatment in order to stop the spreading of the cancer and to ensure it kills cancer.

The thought him of not seeing his children grow up really upsets me and him.

Any contribution that you could make to my cause would be greatly appreciated. 

"We ask you to come together in prayers and as gods word says, save me and you shall be saved, heal me and you shall be healed, GOD, TRUST, FAITH is what we have, and we ask for a community of prayers that Gary can stand testonimy in being fulled healed here on earth"

 

 

 

Donations

  • Oct 14, 2019 - USD $ 711.63
  • "Hi Gary get well soon" - Philippe

  • Oct 05, 2019 - R 365.40
  • "May you be blessed with a long, healthy & happy life" - Anonymous

  • Sep 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you lots of healing energy my friend " - Debs Booth

  • Sep 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Kick its ass, Ga!! " - Hila B

  • Sep 29, 2019 - R 1 080.00
  • "Get better soon !" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Goodluck your Gary" - Deriek Daniels Rawson Properties

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 350.00
  • "Praying for you Gary - With Gods Grace you will be healed. " - Shannon van Coller

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery, Lisa & Bryan Shane " - Lisa Shane

  • Aug 26, 2019 - USD $ 52.85
  • "We wish you a speedy recovery. Stay strong" - Byron & Candice Silver

  • Aug 26, 2019 - USD $ 137.95
  • "Good luck, your positive attitude is an inspiration." - Alex Waldman

  • Aug 25, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You CAN beat this" - Anonymous

  • Aug 23, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Stay strong and always keep fighting!! " - Sam Sequeira

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 810.00
  • "Second treatment now. Stay strong my friend! beat It! " - Roland

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Sending love, light and strength" - Anonymous

  • Aug 18, 2019 - USD $ 26.14
  • "Good luck. It can be beaten " - Craig Sherman

  • Aug 17, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you all the best " - Carol

  • Aug 17, 2019 - USD $ 37.32
  • "Wishing you a full recovery " - Anonymous

  • Aug 17, 2019 - USD $ 34.56
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you well" - Anon

  • Aug 17, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you only good health always." - Anonymous

  • Aug 16, 2019 - USD $ 34.53
  • "Be strong & Stay positive! " - R & S Lasarow

  • Aug 15, 2019 - USD $ 12.97
  • "Beat it!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 15, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Thoughts and prayer are with you" - Anonymous

  • Aug 14, 2019 - USD $ 69.53
  • "I really hope you come out on top of this Gary" - Gavin Sinai

  • Aug 14, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Stay positive ~ our oncologists are the best! " - Anon

  • Aug 14, 2019 - USD $ 25.03
  • "sending love, strength, light and healing energy. Miracles happen! " - Anon

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "I pray for your speedy healing and recovery. I pray that you will feel the presence of Jesus surround you throughout your treatment. All the best - from your sister in Christ " - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keeping fighting and stay strong !" - Mark & Kerri

  • Jul 30, 2019 - USD $ 37.71
  • "thaughts and prayers for you and your family" - Anon

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery" - Duni

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you well" - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2019 - USD $ 13.99
  • "Wishing you a Speedy recovery Gary " - Bonita Steenkamp

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You got this Gary! Sending strength and positive vibes " - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Refuah sheleima" - Anon

  • Jul 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You have this Gary. Such a fighter. God Bless . " - Angie Peckover

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Praying for your healing and recovery " - Robyn

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 610.00
  • "Praying for a speedy Recoverry x" - Wendy

  • Jul 19, 2019 - USD $ 22.51
  • "Stay strong!!!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "All the best" - Onbekend

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 925.38
  • "Stay strong and positive - you’ll get through this!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 17, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay strong boykie!!! ????????Keep up the fight!! ????????" - Robin Maris

  • Jul 13, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "I have heard your story though my son Dale and wish you all the best" - Denise Keegan

  • Jul 08, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 04, 2019 - USD $ 295.39
  • "facebook fundraiser for you my Gaz" - Facebook Fundraiser

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck" - Nirvana

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "To a full recovery PG. You can do this" - Brenda Rostowsky

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 63.68
  • "Send love, strength and best wishes! WDB" - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 37.35
  • "The Kotze Family" - Robin Kotze

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "I pray for your speedy healing and recovery. I pray that you will feel the presence of Jesus surround you throughout your treatment. All the best - from your sister in Christ " - Anonymous

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 185.08
  • "With blessings!" - Devon Kaplan

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Praying for you! " - Wessel and Marie Strydom

  • Jun 23, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Speedy recovery Gary. All the best " - Michelle Cockrell

  • Jun 21, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Best of luck and health to you! " - Sasha Rodriguez

  • Jun 20, 2019 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Feel well friend" - Kiki

  • Jun 20, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "It is in the difficult times that we realize what is important to us, keep up the fight." - Marcel

  • Jun 19, 2019 - USD $ 37.87
  • "Thinking of you x" - Marc and Sianne Menashe

  • Jun 19, 2019 - USD $ 7.25
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  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 360.00
  • "Wishing you strength and a full recovery Ga! " - Jaclyn Strul

  • Jun 14, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Have faith babe.... You will beat this!! Much love #[email protected]" - Zanette

  • Jun 13, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Hi Gary, I haven't met you but I know your story through Dale and Jess. Keep strong and we will keep fighting Discovery" - Lesley Rule

  • Jun 10, 2019 - R 221.00
  • "Trusting for your miracle - Jess & Cart " - Jessica

  • Jun 08, 2019 - USD $ 70.33
  • "All the best Gary." - Kevin Rozowsky

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for your healing " - Clarissa

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Keep your eyes on God..." - Wayne

  • Jun 07, 2019 - R 121.33
  • "Declaration :. Psalms 118:17" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 360.00
  • "You got this Ga" - Lisa and Mark

  • Jun 03, 2019 - USD $ 102.83
  • "Wish you a speedy recovery. " - Dean P

  • May 31, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "All the best with your fight. " - Jodi Sher Sherf

  • May 30, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "I pray for your speedy healing and recovery. I pray that you will feel the presence of Jesus surround you throughout your treatment. All the best - from your sister in Christ " - Anonymous

  • May 30, 2019 - USD $ 68.24
  • "Bad boys 4 life " - Jason ezekiel

  • May 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All of the best mate, get well soon!" - Quinton

  • May 29, 2019 - R 185.08
  • "With revealed blessings" - Devon Kaplan

  • May 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You will beat this! Stay strong!" - Candice and Filip

  • May 28, 2019 - USD $ 353.77
  • "GAZ keep fighting! You will beat this!" - Rix Levy

  • May 28, 2019 - R 1 542.30
  • "Stay strong, stay positive! We will fight this! " - Tracy Thompson

  • May 27, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good luck with your treatments, you’ve got this !!! We’re always here if you need anything " - Dale & Jess

  • May 20, 2019 - USD $ 346.43
  • "Love~Faith~Hope" - Anonymous

  • May 20, 2019 - R 555.00
  • "Wishing you all the health, running up to a healthy future" - RvG

  • May 20, 2019 - USD $ 364.44
  • "God Bless Gary, stay strong, our prayers are always with you. Love Roger & Dinky" - Roger & Dinky

  • May 15, 2019 - USD $ 110.74
  • "Stay strong! #fuckcancer " - Pekka

  • May 10, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Sending you loads of healing light from above. Our Lord and Our Lady are with you, keep the faith." - Therese

  • May 07, 2019 - USD $ 69.08
  • "Stay strong mate." - Heerko

  • May 06, 2019 - R 1 800.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Rickey Jacobs

  • May 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck with your treatment. " - V

  • May 05, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sending love!" - Candice Kessler

  • May 05, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery. " - Anonymous

  • May 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You got this Gaz. Sending you lots of positive energy " - Debs Booth

  • May 03, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Thinking of you bud" - Milena

  • May 03, 2019 - USD $ 14.48
  • "God heals. God sees. As a single parent myself, I feel your pain. You will beat this" - Thami

  • May 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you healing and that you should see your children through to adulthood. " - David

  • May 03, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Stay positive and keep fighting " - Anonymous

  • May 03, 2019 - USD $ 263.00
  • "All the best for a full recovery! " - Bev Bermeister

  • May 03, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "You are already healthy and strong and alive. You are!" - Mo

  • May 03, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "May Healing follow you! " - Tristan

  • May 03, 2019 - USD $ 31.56
  • "Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Stay strong Ga. Sending love and light. " - Robyn and Steven H

  • May 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Strength and faith" - Parent

  • May 02, 2019 - USD $ 7.28
  • "All the best from fellow “Ruimsigers”. In our prayers" - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keep the Faith, I believe that our Healer will touch and change your situation and that you will walk in the victory of this battle. Praying for you, stay strong and all the best with Mondays treatme!" - Renate

  • May 02, 2019 - R 185.08
  • "Good luck with the treatment " - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You got this " - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "God bless you and keep the faith! " - Fungai Blake

  • May 02, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Touch me on my studio" - Gary’s college experiment

  • May 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Best Wishes" - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, love & ligt x" - Kathryn

  • May 02, 2019 - R 1 850.76
  • "Strength & Health your way ..." - Idan Burstain

  • May 02, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "My hat off to you for taking on Discovery???? giant, I'm happy they relooked at your case. May God bless you and help you through this. " - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - USD $ 18.00
  • "Wow , you are such a brave man . You give us all hope . May complete healing rain down and through your body . Love to you and your children .. Gods got this !!!" - Merle marillier

  • May 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I pray for your speedy healing and recovery. I pray that you will feel the presence of Jesus surround you throughout your treatment. All the best - from your sister in Christ " - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - R 555.00
  • "Sending you light and love. May you be blessed to watch both your children walk down the isle and PG hold your grandchildren in your arms one day. Thinking of you and wishing you effective treatments" - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "All the best bud lean on your creator for peace and strength " - Anon

  • Apr 30, 2019 - R 185.08
  • "With blessings" - Devon Kaplan

  • Apr 29, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you well Gary." - Merle

  • Apr 28, 2019 - R 1 800.00
  • "May HaShem be with you in this trying time" - Anonymous

  • Apr 28, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Wishing you speedy recovery " - Anon

  • Apr 27, 2019 - USD $ 180.00
  • "May you only know health and a long life with your beautiful children!" - Karen Berger

  • Apr 27, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "...with God all things are possible. 18 sessions and then a lifetime of memories ahead! Good luck hun. " - The Edwards Family. Natasha, Kyle & Ty

  • Apr 27, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "A gift of life my boy! By His stripes you are healed. Love you " - Donovan & Mariné

  • Apr 27, 2019 - USD $ 73.16
  • "KD Boys... Choose to win. Stay strong mate." - Jason W

  • Apr 26, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Happy birthday champ???? you have come into lives recently and need you to stay for a long time time. Love you bud you are such a awesome person and a great father ??????" - Nev & Irina

  • Apr 26, 2019 - USD $ 14.59
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery" - Zogalina

  • Apr 26, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery " - Terri

  • Apr 26, 2019 - USD $ 364.74
  • "You can beat this Gary! Stay strong and believe you can! Wishing you a speedy recovery! " - Cindy-Anne Lewis

  • Apr 26, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Isaiah 53:5 - by HIS blood we are healed - Stay Strong china " - Chad Kotze

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Always here for you my Gaz ????" - Anon

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck Gary " - Anonymous

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Speedy recovery Gary ????" - Natalie

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I pray for your speedy healing and recovery. I pray that you will feel the presence of Jesus surround you throughout your treatment. All the best - from your sister in Christ " - Anonymous

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "All the best buddy" - Caring Colleague

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you all the best - hope you get the treatment " - Anonymous

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 5 145.11
  • "Stay strong gazza!" - Ryan & Jodi

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "All the best with your treatment Gary" - Lynette

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hey G.... Matthew 19:26" - Anonymous

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 1 850.76
  • "Wishing you a very speedy recovery " - Monique

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Cancer is so cruel :( wishing you all the best" - Michela Poulter

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon! " - Chantelle Beukman

  • Apr 23, 2019 - USD $ 37.15
  • "??" - ????????????

  • Apr 23, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery!!! " - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2019 - R 41.13
  • "This is all I have, but more will be coming soon. Wishing you only the best Gary. Stay strong & keep fighting ????" - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2019 - R 182.70
  • "May you be blessed with a speedy recovery a healthy outcome. Sending you love and prayers " - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Isaiah 38:16-17 " - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Get well soon Gary????????" - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2019 - USD $ 190.00
  • "Sending you lots of good vibes." - Stacey

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