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Karel's Cancer Support

Karel's Cancer Support

Personal message

My brother, Karel-Paul Bothma, aged 25.
Within a few weeks, he went from being a normal 25-year-old, to not being able to walk or speak. He was diagnosed with stage 4 Madullablastoma (Brain Cancer).

6 Months ago, Karel was a normal guy doing all the normal guy things. 3 Months ago he was a guy with headaches and intermittent loss of balance. Today he is in hospital with Stage 4 Madullablastoma (Brain cancer) and has Cerebral Mutism. This is a state where the brain struggles to communicate with the body and causes impaired muscle movement, inability to sit or walk or control his muscles, as well as loss of speech. He went into hospital the day after lockdown and has not seen any familiar faces since. He is receiving very good care and world-class treatment by the doctors and the hospital staff.

He has been in ICU since a few days after lockdown began.

We were informed that due to the sensitive location of the remaining cancer and the weak state of his body, they will not be able to treat him with radiation or chemotherapy at this stage. He will remain in the hospital for approximately another 3 weeks to stabilize his condition and complete current antibiotic treatment, after which he will return home.

In the absence of any cancer-fighting treatment, the remaining cancer will grow back and cause his death.

There is however hope through integrated medical care, making use of alternative non-chemical forms of treatment under the care of a private clinic and medical specialists in the field. It includes methods like blood ozone treatment, hydrogenation and specialised supplements to restore the body’s immune system and target the cancer as well as repair tissue damage.

All of this is supported with scientific research and proven results.

The current estimates amount to R260 000. Funds will be used to pay for the private treatments, supplements, medical equipment needed for home treatment, as well as specialized physio- and speech therapy for cerebral mutism.

Due to the weak state he is in, all private treatment will be provided at home.

We believe that there is hope and that this can be beaten. Whilst we all are doing our best to survive lockdown and the isolation it brings, we are reminded of the hardship that all patients with a life-threatening illness and their families go through. 

Any help you can offer will not only change one young man's life, but a family's. It takes a village and now a village can change the world for Karel and my family.

No donation is too small.

Please spread the word and create awareness. 
We greatly appreciate all the love and support that we have received thus far. 

We can help save Karel's life and demonstrate how people can make a difference by standing together.

Follow his journey and al updates on our Facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fundraising-Brain-Cancer-Karel-Bothma-101080498274237/posts/?ref=page_internal

Contact us at [email protected]

Donations

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Ek Ken jou nie, maar ek weet dis swaar op die familie. Sterkte aan julle x

    " - Sunelle Brits

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Baie sterkte!

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Alle voorspoed " - Jolanda

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 22.93
  • "We will stand together.Never give up!" - Annelize van dyk

  • May 30, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "With God, ALL things are possible " - C

  • May 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Alle sterkte vir julle! Ons bid en vertrou God sal vir hom genesing bring. " - Heinz and Michelle Erwee

  • May 28, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    All the best.

    " - Anonymous

  • May 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "God is a God of great miracles. He is a God of the impossible. He can heal any disease. Just believe and put your complete trust in him. Declare your FULL and COMPLETE recovery. " - Shereene Knipp

  • May 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Hou vas aan Jesus. Niks is onmoontlik vir Hom nie. Baie Liefde." - Anonymous

  • May 27, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Get well soon!

    " - Anonymous

  • May 27, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    I pray for your healing. I do not know you but I know the pain of loosing a son

    " - Claudia

  • May 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Ons bid vir julle in hierdie moeilike tyd. Sterkte vir julle almal xxx" - Willie & Ronelle

  • May 26, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    You are in Father' hands. With Him the impossible becomes possible. Stay in there Karel.

    " - Peter and Christina

  • May 26, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Sterke. God is in Beheer!

    " - Ettienne & Marilee

  • May 26, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Geloof, hoop en liefde!

    " - Bertie en Georine

  • May 26, 2020 - R 62.00
  • "

    You are strong. Don't let this sickness define or break you. As long as you keep on fighting with all you've got, cancer will never win.

    " - Anonymous

  • May 26, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Ons bid vir jou volkome geneesing!

    " - Nans

  • May 26, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Stay strong man of God.

    " - Anonymous

  • May 26, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Nothing is impossible. Our prayers are with you. Trust God.

    " - Cobie S

  • May 26, 2020 - R 3 131.31
  • "

    Get well soon champ

    " - Round Table Somerset Wes31

  • May 25, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Jy is 'n voorbeeld van "Gebede dra krag"... Kan nie wag om jou te ontmoet wanneer jy binnekort ten volle genees is.." - Ruth

  • May 25, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "For God nothing is impossible. All the best. Xx" - Millicent Koch

  • May 25, 2020 - R 42.00
  • "Met God is alles moontlik!" - Berne Holtzhausen

  • May 24, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Ek bid vir jou Karel!" - Mikhail

  • May 24, 2020 - USD $ 28.33
  • "Hoop j raak gou beter dude, een van die opregste, down to earth mense wat ek ken !!!!" - Wynand

  • May 23, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sterkte boet! God is al om teenwoordig!" - Louis van Rooyen

  • May 23, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Baie sterkte!" - Ulla

  • May 23, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Sending so much strength and wishing you all the best!" - Daniel Morris

  • May 22, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "We hope that you recover soon. So much love from our little family to your amazing family." - MarchelleThato

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 27.98
  • "Baie sterkte vir jou en jou familie!" - M

  • May 22, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "wishing you well" - nicholas

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 11.19
  • "Good luck with your recovery." - Walter

  • May 22, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Go Karel " - Anthony

  • May 21, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Keep fighting karel" - Brandon

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 2.00
  • "Liefde " - Tehillah

  • May 21, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    God bless Karel, all the best on your road to a full recovery!

    " - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Pray for Healing.That your mind and body will come aligned with God’s Word " - Limitless

  • May 20, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praying for a full recovery xxx" - Melissa De Jager

  • May 20, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praying for you and declaring complete healing in the powerful name of Jesus!" - Marijke

  • May 20, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for Karel" - Bianca

  • May 19, 2020 - R 21.00
  • "Be brave!" - Anonymous

  • May 19, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Praying for you. " - Stone

  • May 19, 2020 - R 10.00
  • "

    Ek het my stiefma , paar weke terug verloor aan brein kanker. Ek ken jou van geen kant maar ek verstaan! Mag God julle dra in die baie moeilike tyd. My bydra is sò maar ek bid vir julle.

    " - Wanike Jonker

  • May 19, 2020 - R 62.00
  • "

    I pray for healing!

    " - Anon

  • May 19, 2020 - R 65.00
  • "

    You are loved

    " - Anneke

  • May 19, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    small, but hope it helps

    " - coco

  • May 19, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Love and prayers

    " - Tania

  • May 19, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Be strong x

    " - Charlize van Huyssteen

  • May 19, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Bid vir spoedige herstel

    " - Kriel

  • May 19, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    You are in our prayers. Stay strong!

    " - M Williams

  • May 19, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Sterkte xxx

    " - Charne

  • May 19, 2020 - R 62.00
  • "

    Get well soon karel

    " - Alphonso

  • May 19, 2020 - R 15.00
  • "Praying for your full recovery in the name of Jesus, so you can stand testimony to what He can do. Amen" - Harriet

  • May 18, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "May you walk out of that hospital with a beautiful testimony. " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "" - Adele

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 5.38
  • "I wish I was in the position to give more but I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God heal you with His mighty hand. I don't know you but I know your family loves you. Keep fighting! " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 64.54
  • "Sterkte ou Seun" - Bertie

  • May 18, 2020 - R 10.50
  • "I will pray and I believe !" - Karla

  • May 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Liefde " - Oupa Kallie en Ouma Connie

  • May 18, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Stay strong brother, keep on Praying your miracle is around the corner" - Morne

  • May 18, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Prayers are with you. X " - Dean Gabriels

  • May 18, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Just believe Jesus does miracles " - Marie

  • May 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Ons dink en bid vir julle as 'n gesin. xxxx" - Marlene

  • May 18, 2020 - R 21.00
  • "Wishing you all the best." - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Gebede is met julle" - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "I pray that you stay close to our Lord for He will give you peace and joy. Have the strenght to share Him with a dying and hungry world. A song for insparation, I then shall live, The Gaither vocal" - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 105.00
  • " Hang in there my friend" - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Prayers are with you

    " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "

    Love

    " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Stay strong

    " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 24.20
  • "Cancer cannot touch your mind, heart, or soul. Let those three things carry on forever. Keep fighting." - Davis Trosin

  • May 17, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Not much but hope it helps" - Candice e

  • May 17, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praying for you" - Vanessa P

  • May 17, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praying " - Anonymous

  • May 17, 2020 - R 42.00
  • "Bless you in the name of Jesus" - N/A

  • May 17, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Sterkte" - Julian

  • May 17, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "Blessings" - Annetjie

  • May 17, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "" - Anonymous

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 26.89
  • "Prayers !!!!!" - Ryno

  • May 17, 2020 - USD $ 12.85
  • "Pray that God will heal you through Jesus Christ" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 161.00
  • "God sal voorsien." - Boock family

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 5.38
  • "Stay strong!" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Lots of prayers and love! " - Grainne Kingsburgh

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 13.45
  • "All the best. " - Ivor

  • May 16, 2020 - R 420.00
  • "Human extremity is God's opportunity " - Appollis

  • May 16, 2020 - R 10.50
  • "Prayers move the Hand of God" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "We are WARring in prayer for you Karel, may Jesus heal you fully so you can be a testimony to HIS great healing power! " - M&B

  • May 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "I know it’s not much but do keep strong! God will guide you through this dark times. All the best." - Simeon Ferreira

  • May 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I pray for your healing xx p" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 2.69
  • "Praying for you and your family, Karel." - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Mag sonskyn dae weer vinnig met julle wees" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "May God bless you and protect you Karel." - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Jesus het die prys betaal. Bid vir volkome genesing. " - Jesus sorg

  • May 16, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Bless you and your family, we are praying for you xxx" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Sterkte aan die familie " - Jaun Günther

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 2.69
  • "Wishing you all the best " - JASPER

  • May 16, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "All the best. May God be with you. " - Charl

  • May 16, 2020 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Wishing you all strength, love, and healing." - Ellen Masi

  • May 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Psalm 91" - Sean

  • May 16, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "️" - Salome

  • May 16, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "️" - Lolly

  • May 16, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Nothing is impossible if you Believe" - Anonymous

  • May 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Be strong brother. " - Anonymous

  • May 15, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sterkte vir julle as gesin. Ons bid vir julle. " - Nadia & family

  • May 15, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "You are in our prayers always" - Schalk

  • May 15, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Will pray for him" - Anonymous

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 107.45
  • "Stay strong, get well soon" - Euan

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 26.80
  • "Have faith. God is great" - Ana-Paula Ferreira

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 382.17
  • "With love and prayers" - TLC

  • May 14, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "" - T Steenkamp

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 55.01
  • "<3" - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 5.50
  • "Praying for the whole family " - Thara

  • May 13, 2020 - R 10.50
  • "Stay strong " - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2020 - R 10.50
  • "Praying for you" - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2020 - R 10.50
  • "A little bit goes a long way" - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Wishing you strength." - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "x" - Louise Fourie

  • May 13, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "It's small but I care. " - Copeland

  • May 13, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Ons bid vir julle" - AJ

Statistics

Donations to date

R 187 190.15

Fundraising target

R 300 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 135 000.00