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Landy Needs Your Help

Landy Needs Your Help

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My name is Landy Yeatman and I turned 44 last month. I'm a single mom to 2 girls and we live in Randburg. 

It is most humbling having to ask for assistance. But I need help and this is my story.
In October 2018 I was diagnosed with Stage 3B Breast Cancer. It came as a huge and unexpected shock.There is no history of cancer in my family. I had just joined a gym and leading an active and healthy lifestyle.


I joined a new medical aid in July 2018.  To date I have required and received 6 months of chemo therapy.  Chemotherapy can affect the heart muscle and I need 3 monthly check ups with a cardiologist. In March 2019 I had to undergo an angiogram and was diagnosed with iscemic heart disease and placed on beta blockers and blood thinners.


I still need three weekly herceptin injections for the next 8 months (this is a total of 12 months treatment and the drug that keeps the cancer from returning). The side affects are most unpleasant and often as unpleasant as chemo itself.


In May this year, I underwent a 4 hour procedure at Milpark Hospital - a bilateral mastectomy, sentinel lymph node removal and reconstruction. Medical aid paid less than 20% of the surgeon's bills.  I am still scheduled for a 5 week course of radiation due to commence at the beginning of July 2019 and I still need another procedure under general anaesthetic to remove my cancer port.
Now the medical bills are starting to roll in and it's incredibly overwhelming knowing that you have exceeded all medical aid limits.


As a result of the chemotherapy, my immune system is unable to fight many germs a healthy person can fight and I'm often overcome with both viral and bacterial infections which then require a battery of tests including x rays, scans, bloods, cultures and swabs. My medical aid have stopped paying for all of this.


On top of all of this, my daughter was diagnosed and admitted with swine flu a week ago and I couldn't afford her take home meds which medical aid wouldn't cover.


In all fairness, medical aid have been amazing and covered all chemotherapy which totalled R450000 for the total treatment.

I need to raise funds as soon as possible to start paying the outstanding bills.  Without assistance I fear financial ruin. Whilst I work for the most supportive company who covered all of my scans and initial testing and procedures, I cannot cause any further strain on my company as we are a very small business and I cannot strain the cashflow.

Donations

  • Jul 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Have a speedy recovery Landy, take care. Lots of love ???? " - Rose-Mary

  • Jul 20, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "God bless!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 160.00
  • "God Bless" - Anonymous

  • Jul 10, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Blessings, love and light. " - Lesley

  • Jul 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Be strong, Landy. You CAN survive this. I walked your road 12 years ago and it was thanks to my friends, and their support, that I survived. God bless you." - Irene Morrick

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Get well!!! " - Lisa & Nick

  • Jul 05, 2019 - R 304.50
  • "Praying for you! Keep looking up! " - Audrey Lummis

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Let your light shine!" - Friend of Lee-Anne

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You can do this Girl ????" - Janice

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "All the best Landy!" - Ettienne

  • Jul 02, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "don't lose faith and keep smiling..." - Digital Dice

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 78.94
  • "Sending warm thoughts and much love your way" - Anonymous

  • Jul 02, 2019 - USD $ 150.00
  • "Wish you the Best Landy!!! Hugs and Kisses" - Grant

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 74.69
  • "Keep chipping away my friend - sending love and strength xxx" - Aimee

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 74.69
  • "Keep fighting Landy" - Nadia

  • Jul 01, 2019 - USD $ 74.69
  • "Wishing there was more I could do. Thinking of you and your brave fight x" - Claire Sykes

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Landy may you find strength in your fight. Sending lots of love!!! " - In Living Colour

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending much love!" - Iain

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Always here for you and your girls, thinking of you every day. " - Melissa. M

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hold onto your faith, our good Lord will never leave or forsake you ?? Friend of Kim White" - Melanie Bishop

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Landy , my thoughts and prayers are with you ! You are an amazing soul , stay strong ! Lots of love Kim " - Kim White

  • Jun 30, 2019 - USD $ 6.68
  • "I currently work with Angi and she’s always said how much of a lovely person you are. I’m so sorry that you’re battling through this horrific illness but I wish you the best for the future. " - Amy Blunden

  • Jun 30, 2019 - USD $ 283.97
  • "God Bless xxx" - Angie's friends

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 257.00
  • "The Horsteins love you....." - The Horsteins

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Stay strong, you will beat this." - Anon

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "You got this my friend ????????????" - Jill & Auds

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Love you lots chick" - Centre church family

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "All the best Landy... Just keep swimming... " - Romz

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Thinking of you, hope this helps towards your bills. Mx" - Anonymous

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Landy my friend, You are still in my prayers and I pray that God will bless you with everything you need and all the love, joy and peace. " - Janine Bezuidenhout

  • Jun 26, 2019 - USD $ 105.25
  • "You got this! Sending love and light!" - Vicky Stephens

  • Jun 26, 2019 - USD $ 14.69
  • "Stay strong " - Sherry

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Landy you are in my prayers. " - Louise

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "You are such an inspiration! Wish I could do more to help." - Roline

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 25 000.00
  • "Keep on Fighting Landy --We are all backing you on this --SOS --Its all about helping the people " - SOS DWR

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Wish I could do more :( Thinking of you!! " - Nicki Schmidt

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "The Horsteins love you....." - The Horsteins

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love you Landy " - Shell & Ryan

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Love you Lands. You can do this!" - Maggie & Charl

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 800.00
  • "All things are possible, through him who gives us strength. Keep hoping, keep fighting - We are proud of you. " - WMBB

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "X" - G

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 73.38
  • "Landy - we didn’t get to meet in person, but I hope this helps - you are beating this horrid disease!!! " - Louise Cameron

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 80.61
  • "Love you my friend. Xxx" - Angie Dawes

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "We’re here for you and praying for strength and speedy recovery " - Carla Mancini

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 26.38
  • "I am praying for you." - Daleen Pretorius

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 105.34
  • "Love you! ????????????" - Sarah fiore

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Only small but hope it helps " - Kathy Mitchell

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 25.11
  • "May you be blessed with a speedy recovery " - JK Productions

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "I can not even imagine what you are going through. Keep fighting xx hope this helps in some small way xx" - Sue Nesbitt

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Landy, it’s a little bit for someone who needs so much! Sending love and strength to you! " - Tulla Eckhart

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 69.75
  • "L?VE YOU " - JulieY

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Keep on fighting. From one survivor to another !!" - Zelka Spoja-Vieira

  • Jun 24, 2019 - USD $ 73.38
  • "HI Lands. So sorry you are going through this. Something small to help you with the bills and focus on getting well. Lots of love." - Diane Stevenson/Deeks

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Donations to date

R 70 503.53

Fundraising target

R 120 000.00
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My name is Landy Yeatman. I turned 44 last month. I'm a single mom to 2 girls.  It is most humbling having to ask for assistance. But I need help and this is my story.  In October 2018 I was diagnosed with Stage 3B Breast Cancer.  My medical aid covered all the treatments up unil now, but unfortunately I have exceeded my medical aid limits.