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Monya's Cancer Treatment

Monya's Cancer Treatment

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QUICK RECAP: In Sept 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma (ACC). ACC is an aggressive cancer originating in the cortex of the adrenal gland. ACC is a rare tumour, with incidence of 1-2 PER MILLION people annually.

After numerous treatments I was told on 4 Oct 2018 that nothing more can be done for me. I did research and found Dr Fojo from Columbia University Medical Center – New York (CUMC) who is a specialist in the treatment of my unique type of cancer.

Thanks to all your contributions I was able to consult with him and he recommended:

  1. Radiation on my back (L1,2 vertibra)
  2. Agressive surgery in left adrenal bed to remove any tumors and will possibly get Chemo "bath" in abdomen. (chemoliquod is put in abdomen) HIPEC procedure
  3. Surgery on vertibra to remove that tumors.

The stereotactic radiation will be done in South Africa. Then when that is finished, I go back to the USA,  to NIH in Washington for abdomen surgery. When that is finished I will return back to South Africa and planning will start on the 2nd surgery wich will be on my back (vertibra)

And that folks is what we call HOPE!  From a "we can't do anything else for you except manage your pain" to a "radiation and 2 operations". Sounds good to me!  If this can prolong my time on earth and spend more time with my precious family, then sign me up.

Again thank you everyone who got me this far!! Long road ahead but we got this!!!

Sometimes darkness will show you the light!

Thank you to those who already contributed! !

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Donations

  • Apr 05, 2019 - USD $ 37.25
  • "Thinking of you guys x" - Amy Wilson (Viljoen)

  • Apr 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I've come to know Monya as a strong positive person and a wonderful mom to her own children and to her stepson. " - Mitzi

  • Mar 11, 2019 - R 719.74
  • "Ons Dallers dink aan jou Monya." - Vredendal Sportklub

  • Mar 06, 2019 - USD $ 148.55
  • "Best wishs" - Shane

  • Mar 06, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hope this helps" - Berni&Menno;

  • Feb 27, 2019 - USD $ 152.08
  • "Byt vas Monya!" - Hannie

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I've come to know Monya as a strong positive person and a wonderful mom to her own children and to her stepson. " - Mitzi

  • Feb 25, 2019 - R 830.00
  • "STERKTE MONSTER!!!!" - VREDENDAL

  • Feb 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you well." - Amina Varachia

  • Feb 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "With God's help all things are possible" - Anonymous

  • Feb 18, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good luck!" - A. Nonny Mouse

  • Feb 18, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Jy en jou gesin is in ons gedagtes en gebede" - Mercia en Gustav

  • Feb 18, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "xxx" - Anoniem

  • Feb 15, 2019 - USD $ 7.89
  • "You are a beautiful person from a beautiful country- I hope you get the treatment you need. Godspeed xx" - Christy Turner

  • Feb 15, 2019 - USD $ 14.90
  • "All the best" - Robert

  • Feb 15, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Believe " - Dev D

  • Feb 15, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "sterkte" - Inge

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 412.00
  • "Sterkte Monya. Ons bid vir jou." - Vredendal Sportklub

  • Feb 13, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "I pray you will see both of your kids get married and see your grandkids grow up. Xxx" - Sam Smit

  • Feb 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best.Our prayers are with you!" - Taljaard Family

  • Feb 12, 2019 - USD $ 15.23
  • "Thoughts and prayers with you on your journey x" - Debby & Jeandre

  • Feb 12, 2019 - USD $ 38.08
  • "To u I send love, light , healing and blessings. You are indeed a warrior. " - Anita v d berg

  • Feb 11, 2019 - USD $ 40.52
  • "This too shall pass!" - Anonymous

  • Feb 11, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Faith and Hope" - Hayley

  • Feb 11, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Gaan veg die geveg. Sterkte. Ons bid vir jou." - Arie en Alta Lombard

  • Feb 11, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "We pray for healing Monya, Jeremiah 29:11 "... Plans to give you a hope and a Future". " - Caroline and Enrico Conradie

  • Feb 10, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "God’s richest blessings to you and your family." - Diana

  • Feb 09, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "God Bless, Monya x" - John and Debbie

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for you Monya! ?? " - Yvette

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "By His stripes you are healed x" - Anonymous

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you strength and courage and joy in your little ones" - Anonymous

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Stay strong. " - Meyer fam

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "We will keep you in our prayers hope our little helps you in your quest. " - Gian and Nevenka Gordon

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Here, asseblief x" - N mamma

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Jiaan

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "From Stiles Nelson Toy money - Pikkie Paradys" - Stiles Nelson Beetle Class

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Love and strength to you and your family! ?" - Chanel

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Hope things work out Monya & Brent" - Anonymous

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Keep it Monya!" - Willy

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 10 150.00
  • "Met geloof die krag van Jesus skenks ons. Xx" - Isabel

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers xxx" - Rachel

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "love is not (only) a feeling, it's an action :-)" - anonymous

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Will pray for you. Trust god will do a miracle." - Kinu

  • Feb 04, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "Baie sterkte!!!" - C+E

  • Feb 01, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you well!" - Berenice and Piet

  • Feb 01, 2019 - USD $ 79.33
  • "Sterkte" - Kassie Kasselman

  • Feb 01, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Wishing you well" - Vanessa and Savannah

  • Jan 31, 2019 - USD $ 20.80
  • "God Bless!" - Gina and Richard Hunt

  • Jan 31, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "My the forces be with you " - 'n broer

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you all the best." - Sally Van As

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Wishing you well love Teresa Rains" - Teresa Rains

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "Sterkte" - Mariska Strauss

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Sterkte" - David Strauss

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 206.00
  • "I've come to know Monya as a strong positive person and a wonderful mom to her own children and to her stepson. " - Mitzi

  • Jan 28, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte Monya. Ons gebede is met jou!" - Vredendal Sportklub

  • Jan 28, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Julle is in ons gedagtes en gebede." - Anoniem

  • Jan 28, 2019 - R 10 000.00
  • "Baie sterkte vir jou, jou gesin en familie." - Susan en wyle Danie de Waal

  • Jan 28, 2019 - USD $ 37.76
  • "Good luck with it all Monya, stay strong x" - Kerryn

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "You are an inspiration to so many, keep faith" - Granny B

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Your Hetzner family support you" - Anon

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 609.00
  • "With much love" - Nightingales

  • Jan 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Lots of love" - Helga

  • Jan 24, 2019 - R 1 510.00
  • "Van n Oom - Sterkte" - Ryk Bentz

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 23, 2019 - USD $ 37.64
  • "Sterkte! Mag God jou Styf vashou " - Vonne

  • Jan 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "May The Force Be With You" - :) Nicholas :)

  • Jan 18, 2019 - R 411.28
  • "This is my worst fear and I have no words to explain how sorry I am that you are going through this. I hope every Rand helps and that you may indeed be able to watch your children grow up. God bless x" - Jene

  • Jan 17, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Don't stop believing in miracles.... God Bless!" - Gregory Phillips

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Sterkte Monya ons dink aan jou." - Katinka

  • Jan 15, 2019 - R 1 700.00
  • "Wishing you well " - Maria & Patrick; Pat & Ernie; Cindy & Eon

  • Jan 15, 2019 - USD $ 79.45
  • "Baie liefde en sterkte - dink aan jul x" - Mariana & Mike

  • Jan 11, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Blessings to a full recovery" - Ezio Rigoli

  • Jan 11, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "You are in our prayers" - Anonymous

  • Jan 11, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Your strength is inspiring! You are teaching your children an amazing strength that will be everlasting, and no one can take that away. " - Skye

  • Jan 10, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Wishing you all the best.. fight fight fight" - Candice

  • Jan 10, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - Another Hetznerian

  • Jan 09, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you well." - Derek, Karen

  • Jan 09, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte" - Erine

  • Jan 09, 2019 - USD $ 15.06
  • "Praying for your health " - Leigh ann

  • Jan 09, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte Monya. Mag God sy hande op jou neerlê en gou gesond maak." - Pieter Henning

  • Jan 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Your attitude and courage so far have been inspiring. Go unicorn!!" - Anon

  • Jan 09, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Sterkte!" - Anonymous

  • Jan 09, 2019 - USD $ 35.81
  • "Holding thumbs for the best :)" - R

  • Jan 09, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Kick. Its. ASS!!!" - Another Hetznerian (Hetznerite? eh, who knows?!)

  • Jan 09, 2019 - USD $ 37.67
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Anonymous

  • Jan 09, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Keep strong and stay awesome!" - Chris

  • Jan 08, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "I work with your hubby, and met you at our staff function last year. My thoughts are with you and your family.... Keep on fighting." - Jeremy

  • Jan 08, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You will get through this! " - Anon

  • Jan 08, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "My BFF 34yrs...my sister from another mother...Keep on fighting Monster!!! xoxoxo" - Lizzard

  • Jan 08, 2019 - USD $ 35.98
  • "Sterkte" - Colleen

  • Jan 07, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Wish you all the best. ??" - Merle

  • Jan 07, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Wishing you strength" - Pam Robinson

  • Jan 07, 2019 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Praying God for your healing" - Vilma Vaiciulyte

  • Jan 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Monyatjie... Hugs and kisses ? " - Lianda Esterhuizen

  • Jan 02, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "Sterkte! " - Claudia Nel

  • Jan 01, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Have faith." - Kaylyn

  • Jan 01, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Stay strong and fight hard for yourself and your family!" - A longtime chatting friend

  • Dec 31, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Always there for you. Luv u" - Charmaine Furnell

  • Dec 30, 2018 - USD $ 69.30
  • "We must always believe in miracles." - Eva

  • Dec 30, 2018 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Hope you get to NY" - Anonymous

  • Dec 30, 2018 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Listen to the Victor's crown by Darlene Zesch. Jesus is faithful" - Josiane B Kamparås

  • Dec 29, 2018 - USD $ 364.53
  • "Your friends love you" - Hope from Afar

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Niks is onmoontlik nie, Monya. Sterkte!" - Hannie Attenborough

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Trust in God." - Catherine & Jaco

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Sodat jy jou kids kan sien groot word. Bly altyd so positief" - Monster fan

  • Dec 29, 2018 - USD $ 40.08
  • "Keep fighting Catz. You're a legend in my eyes. " - Lauren (Pozy)

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay positive and keep fighting " - AP

  • Dec 29, 2018 - USD $ 140.89
  • "Mag die Here jou toe vou in sy genade " - Maatjies

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sterkte Mona! " - MBS

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I've come to know Monya as a strong positive person and a wonderful mom to her own children and to her stepson. " - Mitzi

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Monya, just keep on kicking cancer’s butt!!! Hope you reach your goal and get the treatment soon." - RLUV

  • Dec 28, 2018 - USD $ 145.13
  • "With you all the way xx" - Scooter tjom

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 10 150.00
  • "Skop gat girla" - PS

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 10 282.00
  • "My wish for you is to have many more joyful years with your kids and their kids. Please pay it forward when you get the opportunity! Stay strong and positive. Lots of love." - Unicorn Fan

  • Dec 28, 2018 - USD $ 20.69
  • "Sterkte" - Raly

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Xx" - Berg’s

  • Dec 28, 2018 - USD $ 72.57
  • "Keep strong and your spirits up! You can do this! " - Doogs

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay strong! Much love xxx" - Another one in a million

  • Dec 28, 2018 - USD $ 14.52
  • "As a fellow unicorn. I am hope that you not only reach your donations, but have successful treatment. Much love " - Nada

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hey Cuzzi. Hoop dit help. " - Nelson

  • Dec 28, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "kick start of the campaign" - Annonymous

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Donations to date

R 135 308.91

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00
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In Sept 2014 Monya was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma (ACC) and referred to Dr Fojo, from Columbia University Medical Center – New York (CUMC) who is a specialist in the treatment of her unique type of cancer.

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