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Help young cancer warrior mom

Help young cancer warrior mom

Personal message

Two years and three opinions later, I realised that the lump in my breast was certainly something to worry about. I made an appointment for a mammogram and within a week, it was confirmed that I had breast cancer. I was 31 at the time, so the diagnosis came as a huge shock to me. The worst part for me was having to tell my parents about my diagnosis.

I started chemo in January 2018 and by May 2018, I had been in and out of hospital for three more surgeries. Two lumpectomies and a mastectomy. Through it all, I chose to work, because it was the perfect distraction. I finished my first round of chemo and radiation by November 2018 and I thought it was over.

At the beginning of 2019, I started experiencing severe pain in my right hip. My scan later revealed that I had cancer in my right hip bone. This meant emergency radiation to ease the pain and then another round of chemo. I have completed a total of three rounds of radiation and two rounds of chemo. However, during the second round of chemo, I started experiencing pain in my knee and back. The pain became so severe that there were days when I would lay in bed and just cry. I became dependant on pain meds and morphine to get through the day, so work became impossible. Then another scan was done and just before Christmas of 2020, it was confirmed that I had cancer in my spine, right knee, both shoulder blades, ribs and liver. My oncologist couldn't offer more than another round of radiation which only meant an interim relief from the pain.

At this point, I changed oncologists and I was put on the third round of chemo (oral chemo) and radiation. Also, Bondronat, to help strengthen my bones, at this stage the slightest injury meant the possibility of landing up in a wheelchair. My cancer was so advanced at this stage that my radiation sessions were almost 2 hours long, but my journey continued, with renewed hope. I have two kids that need me, so I will fight for them with every ounce of my being. 

I would like to thank Professor Jordaan for the renewed hope he has given me, through his professionalism. I would also like to thank my parents, my children, my sister and my extended family, for standing by me and lastly, but by no means least, I would like to thank the Lord for the grace and strength that He has given me, throughout this journey.

I appeal to you to assist me on this journey, by making a contribution towards my medical expenses. Your contribution will be received with absolute gratitude. God bless you.

Donations

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Our God is your healer " - Theres

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "May the Lord give you strength. You are in my prayers." - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2021 - USD $ 134.72
  • "Always in our thoughts and prayers Laverne. You are a strong young women and deserve the best in life. Trust in the Lord. Love and blessings." - Sharon & Edgar Folkard

  • Jul 16, 2021 - USD $ 30.00
  • "I'm so sorry Laverne. May God give you strength during this difficult time." - Taryn Kippen

  • Jun 28, 2021 - USD $ 35.32
  • "Hi Laverne, I am so sorry you are going through all of this. I pray that God grants you the right Dr's that he will work through to completely heal you. Stay strong xo" - Taryn Carter

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Always remember, "You’re stronger than you know, braver than you think, more loved than you can imagine". May God always be with you always and restore your health. We love you cuz. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "Always in our prayers, keep fighting and know that you are loved." - Nomonde and the Folkard boys

  • Jun 01, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep fighting and keep faith Lavern. You got this beautiful soul." - Anusha & Seelan

  • May 31, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    “You’re being so strong—and patient. Keep the faith. Things are going to start looking up soon.”

    " - CANAL

  • May 29, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Always in our thoughts, Raoul and Lisa Folkard " - Lisa And Raoul

  • May 26, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "“She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus" - Zia Reddy

  • May 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You can do this. May God's hand heal you.Amen" - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Be strong for your children, he will raise you up on eagles wings if you have faith, focus on your health and well being nothing else. God speed." - Anonymous

  • May 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Desr Laverne, my prayers are with you. Im also a breast cancer patient and developed some lung problems. I pray for Gods healing hand over you, stay strong.

    " - Anonymous

  • May 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Have strength" - lukas

  • May 20, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Pray that God will heal you completely in Jesus Name.

    " - Meagan Paulse

  • May 19, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "God bless and keep the faith. God bless love" - Anonymous

  • May 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I cant imagine what you must be going through - I too am a mom of 2 so please keep fighting for them - Keeping in my prayers you are a true warrior " - anon

  • May 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    You can do it!

    " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    I'm praying for you and your 2 precious children. Please Lord, let healing flow through Laverne so she can be there for her children.

    " - Latchme

  • May 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    God bless you and your family

    " - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Keeping you in my prayers... Praying for a miracle!

    " - Joey

  • May 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte. Bid sonder ophou bid " - Anonymous

  • May 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Dearest Laverne, David and family We wish you every strength to continue your brave fight, Laverne. You are often in our thoughts and our hearts are with you! " - Gunter and Jackie Rahm

  • May 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    You've got this

    " - Evelyn De Klerk

  • May 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for ur complete healing and may u reach ur target. God bless u! " - Kasendree Naidoo

  • May 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "You are in our prayers " - Amelia

  • May 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "God is able to heal you completely" - Claudia

  • May 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep strong and keep going. Spain Portugal memories! al " - Paulene

  • May 14, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "We rise by lifting others" - Rhea and Layah

  • May 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Our prayers are with you " - Penny

  • May 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Praying for your full recovery" - Sally

  • May 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Continue trusting in God to see you through " - Anonymous

  • May 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "My prayers are with you " - Maresce

  • May 13, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Praying for you and your family

    " - Adele Di Stefano

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte. Jy is in my gebede. " - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "*Keep the faith*" - Patricia

  • May 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "May God be by your dide and give you the strength to get through all the pain." - Jacky

  • May 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand - Isaiah 41:10" - Carlo & Chernay Southgate

  • May 06, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Isaaih 53:4-5... healing is your portion God promises you healing.." - Smerdon

  • May 06, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "God is with you " - Casey

  • May 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Healing is your portion." - Grace

  • May 06, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "May God bless and give you complete healing!" - Tercia & Lincoln Booysen

  • May 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You will get through this hun , The Lord is right by your side from Ashleigh and Riccardo Williams " - Ashleigh Williams

  • May 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You are a strong and amazing person. My love always " - Sharon-Rose Pillay

  • May 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Dear Laverne , always in everyone"s Prayers from East London... stay strong for your children and family. God Bless" - Cousin Glen

  • May 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    You are an amazing strong young lady and you are my hero. God is holding you in the palm of his hands he will never let you go, so keep fighting. love you.

    " - Carol Gilbert

  • Apr 30, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Keep fighting Laverne" - Anonymous

  • Apr 30, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    His Love Endures Forever Ps 107.1

    " - CHARMAINE NAIDOO

  • Apr 28, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "God will see u threw this" - Power grid service

  • Apr 28, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "May God bless you and your family" - Anonymous

  • Apr 27, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Praying for You and your family. Keep fighting!" - Leonie

  • Apr 26, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are an amazing warrior Verne, you totally got this! Healing is yours. " - Marc,Robyn&Ally

  • Apr 26, 2021 - R 306.24
  • "

    Lord , hear our prayers .

    " - OCD

  • Apr 26, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    God said, Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

    " - MelB

  • Apr 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "In my thoughts and prayers stay strong " - Lavelle

  • Apr 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "You are in my thoughts and prayer.....stay strong" - Nerasha

  • Apr 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Aunt you Got this! " - Joshua P

  • Apr 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to give you the strength, to fight for your 2 beautiful children.

    " - Bloem family

  • Apr 23, 2021 - R 200.00
  • ""It is well with him" " - Incognito

  • Apr 22, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Your fighting spirit remains as a pillar of hope. Praying for a successful remission. God bless you. from the Smith's family and Laurien" - Laurien

  • Apr 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Praying for you and your family. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Praying for your continued strength and for your family - Trishika

    " - Trish

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Isaiah 41:10 -So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

    " - G&M

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    "Never trust your fears, they don't know your strength" - Athena S. continue to be brave, sending much love.

    " - chantal kippen

  • Apr 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stay strong. You'll make it through. " - Marlon and Debra Julius

  • Apr 20, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "We're in your corner" - The Brady Bunch

  • Apr 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are brave and amazing ,God bless Anusha Nadasen" - Anusha Nadasen

  • Apr 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Sending love .." - Robyn

  • Apr 20, 2021 - USD $ 220.00
  • "Wish you well" - Avni

  • Apr 20, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Keep fighting for those beautiful kids. You are strong and amazing. " - Mels

  • Apr 20, 2021 - R 3 000.00
  • "Stay strong " - Donna toots mickey

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "Stay strong always and trust in the Lord." - Diamond hill logistics

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Prayers and strength be with u always. " - Strachan Family

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep the strength.Wishing you well." - West auto wash

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep fyting " - Cv joint mac

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Praying for you" - Lynly

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keep fighting Laverne, you are doing such a great job ! Sending love and prayers your way... " - Gizelle

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep going strong. Love you lots" - Uncle Ever

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We're behind you all the way Laverne!" - Du Toit Family

  • Apr 19, 2021 - USD $ 35.00
  • "You got this! " - Jenna&Bri

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My name is Laverne Adams. I am a 35-year-old mother of two and a cancer warrior. I was originally diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in November 2017. I had felt a lump in my left breast at the time and was told by my doctor it was nothing to worry about due to the fact that I was breastfeeding my son at the time.