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Hope for Isabella!

Hope for Isabella!

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Let’s give baby Isabella a fighting chance!

Since birth, Isabella has been combating Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome – a rare genetic abnormality which causes renal failure. She has conquered 16 medical procedures along the way, including a kidney transplant from her mother which took place just before her 2nd birthday.

Sadly, strong immunosuppression medication has led to the onset of cancer which has created serious complications for the baby’s recovery.

Chantal, Isabella’s single mother, is a cleaner and is struggling to support her family which includes two other children. Chantal is kind, helpful and always smiling which we find incredible given her personal circumstances. Chantal currently can only afford to live with her children in an apartment shared with 6 others (and a dog) and is desperately seeking new accommodation that would provide a more hygienic/comfortable environment crucial for Isabella’s recovery. In addition, Chantal needs to foot the bill for expensive medication (when Red Cross runs out) as well as private transport and special dietary items.

Chantal has planned a special 3rd birthday party for Isabella on 27th July, seeing that this could be her last. If we could raise R50,000, this would cover a full year’s rent (R36,000) plus R14,000 extra to contribute towards medical/related expenses and the birthday party. However, any financial assistance (no matter how small) would be greatly appreciated!

Let’s join together to make Isabella’s birthday celebrations extra special as well as provide the financial support that her family needs to fuel her remarkable fighting spirit!

Donations

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "I am about to become a mum and I can't imagine what this family might be going through. I pray that God's grace stays with all of you, and I hope we can give Isabella a smashing birthday party!!!" - Liezl

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "I am about to become a mum and I can't imagine what this family might be going through. I pray that God's grace stays with all of you, and I hope we can give Isabella a smashing birthday party!!!" - Liezl

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "I am about to become a mum and I can't imagine what this family might be going through. I pray that God's grace stays with all of you, and I hope we can give Isabella a smashing birthday party!!!" - Liezl

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "I am about to become a mum and I can't imagine what this family might be going through. I pray that God's grace stays with all of you, and I hope we can give Isabella a smashing birthday party!!!" - Liezl

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "I am about to become a mum and I can't imagine what this family might be going through. I pray that God's grace stays with all of you, and I hope we can give Isabella a smashing birthday party!!!" - Liezl

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Best Wishes" - Anon

  • Jul 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "It is already challenging being a single mom and trying to provide your kids with the best possible life. Chantal may the Lord give you the strength to continue with grace you have to date." - Anonymous

  • Jul 28, 2018 - R 477.00
  • "All the very best, keep smiling i am praying for you " - Karimi

  • Jul 23, 2018 - R 811.29
  • "Happy b'day for Isabella and good luck for all of you." - Melanie (friend of Marianne)

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Wishing you all the strength and luck in the world!!" - Marianne

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck Isabella. Well done Shri on setting this great initiative up." - Vivian

  • Jul 12, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Good luck" - Anon

  • Jul 10, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "I wish you a wonderful life." - Anonymous

  • Jul 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Happy Birthday, Isabella! xxx" - CJ

  • Jul 08, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you all hope and love" - Cate

  • Jul 06, 2018 - USD $ 178.70
  • "Wishing Isabella and her family strength to overcome this challenge and the all happiness they deserve! " - Viorel

  • Jul 06, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Speedy recovery!" - Maya

  • Jul 06, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Keep smiling Isabella " - Anonymous

  • Jul 06, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Hope that you find all the happiness the world has to offer. Here is something small to help you along the way :)" - Rob P

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "For Isabella and Chantal " - Laura

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for you Isabella, hope you have a wonderful birthday!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "Praying Isabella has a full recovery. Stay strong and keep fighting!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 270.71
  • "Wishing lots of strength and a very happy birthday from London! " - Mindy

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Birthdays are about making you feel extra special and I hope that you have a beautiful one Isabella! Much love all the way from Mauritius. " - Pearl

  • Jul 05, 2018 - USD $ 19.90
  • "Sending you smiles and continued strength for a fast recovery all the way from NYC! " - Molly

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Will be thinking about you guys. " - Zack Beukman

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Happy Birthday Isabella! You deserve the happiest day ever!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I am about to become a mum and I can't imagine what this family might be going through. I pray that God's grace stays with all of you, and I hope we can give Isabella a smashing birthday party!!!" - Liezl

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "A little help for a true mother :)" - Cami

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Happy birthday Isabella! You are blessed to have such a wonderful Mom :-) " - GMD

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing all the support in the world " - Anon Jhb

  • Jul 05, 2018 - R 1 300.00
  • "Happy Birthday Isabella" - Alessandro

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Happy birthday Isabella...here's to your health and happiness. " - Max and Amanda

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Prayers and best wishes for Isabella‚Äôs recovery (and an extra special happy birthday)!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Birthday Blessings Isabella!" - Mineshree Mohan

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "We are so moved by your family's courage and resilience and we hope Isabella has an awesome 3rd birthday!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Blessings" - anon

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "God bless with the recovery and enjoy the party, Isabella deserves to be celebrated, from the Edge family " - Anonymous

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Happy birthday, Isabella" - Anonymous

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are thinking of you Isabella, happy birthday and sending lots of love!" - Rich Chapman

  • Jul 04, 2018 - R 1 233.84
  • "Keeping little Isabella and family in my prayers!" - FM

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Donations to date

R 31 637.26

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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Let’s join together to make Isabella’s birthday celebrations extra special as well as provide the financial support that her family needs to fuel her remarkable fighting spirit!