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Fight Cancer With Hope Dad

Fight Cancer With Hope Dad

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I am trying to raise funds for my dad - Lodewyk Johannes van der Merwe. He was diagnosed with Invasive Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Gleason Score 6 (grade 6 prostate cancer) in 2018. Unfortunately, there is nothing the doctors can do.

My dad's full name is Lodewyk Johannes van der Merwe.  He is 75 years old.  He stays alone. He has 3 children - Annetjie Hamilton, Linda Snyders and Schalk van der Merwe.

He has been a motor vehicle mechanic for many years and has been doing work from home, but since the cancer has made him so ill he is no longer able to work.

He simply has R1700 pension to survive on and we help him with living costs.

The Catheter need to be replaced 2-3 times a month that cost a consultation and the actual price of the catheter, then pain medication, and medication that reduces swelling in the bladder tubes, I don't  have all the actual costs because each month it is different, like last week he needed to go to the therapist because he couldn't make move and again to Tzaneen Medical Centre because he got some infection. The doctor said my father has 3-6 months left, so we budget on R3000 per month for 6 months - we don't want him to stress about getting the medications, etc. His monthly medicine is R781.27, he needs to replace his catheter 2-3 times monthly and pay consultation of R430 for each visit.

My father became very ill and weak and therefore he can no longer work which offered him an income. He currently needs to take medication and replace his catheter 2-3 times monthly. Therefore, we kindly request any donation to help him with his medical expenses.

Donations

  • Jan 31, 2020 - R 206.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Surita Jordaan

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Surita Jordaan

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Surita Jordaan

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Surita Jordaan

  • Aug 31, 2019 - R 100.00
  • ":) " - Kyle

  • Aug 31, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Sterkte, Oom Van!????" - Mike

  • Aug 31, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte, Oom Van, ek en Mike bid vir Oom!????????" - Louise

  • Aug 29, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Surita Jordaan

  • Aug 28, 2019 - USD $ 13.70
  • "Your strength is an inspiration oupy ?? keep fighting love you lots " - Your granddaughter

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte??" - Anonymous

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are in our prayers" - Surita Jordaan

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "????????" - Foley

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Will keep him in our prayers " - Bianca Schultz

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "LOVE HOPE FAITH" - ANONYMOUS

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Stay Strong" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 2 257.47

Fundraising target

R 18 000.00
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I am trying to raise funds for my dad. He was diagnosed with Invasive Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Gleason Score 6 (grade 6 prostate cancer) in 2018. Unfortunately, there is nothing the doctors can do.