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Morné's Cancer Treatment

Morné's Cancer Treatment

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Hi! We’re Liza, Willow and Morné Thackeray – a normal young family living in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. 

We’ll give you the bad news first: In June 2020, Morné was unexpectedly (does anyone ever expect it?) diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, followed by surgery and a pretty brutal recovery period at home. Sad story so far, but here comes the good news: rather than the usual chemo and radiation treatment which typically follows cancer surgery, Morné’s oncologist team felt that, as Morné has Lynch Syndrome (a dastardly genetic condition which greatly increases one’s risk of colon cancer), he was an ideal candidate for an immunotherapy called Keytruda which is achieving excellent results for sufferers of colon cancer and Lynch Syndrome.  Keytruda is currently recommended in America as "the first-line therapy for colon cancer" so we KNOW this works, which is great news for Morne.
  
Sadly Keytruda is NOT YET funded by medical aids in South Africa for the specific treatment of colon cancer as such; however it is already widely and effectively used in South Africa for the treatment of other types of cancer. The approval process takes time, and with stage 4 cancer that’s a luxury Morné does not have.  So we are currently funding the treatment ourselves. 

Good news: Morné has had three treatments so far and we’re very excited and relieved to say that his oncologist reports that his results are excellent!

Bad news: the treatment needs to be done over a two-year period in three-week intervals, i.e. 36 treatment sessions.  Now I hope you’re sitting down because I’m about to tell you what all this costs…  R82 000 per treatment session.  Yup. That’s a total of R2.95 million for the whole thing.  

We’re able to fund the first six sessions ourselves; after that we’ll really need your help.

Here’s the thing:  We don’t want you to be put off by the large sum of money we need. We know that you are regular people like us, not millionaires.  All we are asking of you is what you comfortably can and want to give, because no donation is too small.  Every R100 donated will add up to saving Morné’s life and, rand by rand, we know we’ll get there.  So please help us eat this elephant bite by bite and make a small donation.

We truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Morné, Liza and Willow  

Donations

  • Oct 18, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Thinking of you all ️ " - Allie Preston

  • Oct 17, 2020 - USD $ 153.50
  • "Thinking of you all xx " - Mishi & Joe

  • Oct 17, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "praying for you all" - Christo

  • Oct 16, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Remember that God is Great" - Iain

  • Oct 15, 2020 - USD $ 40.00
  • "Hi Liza. So sorry to hear this news. Sending you lots of love from London xxx" - Gayle

  • Oct 15, 2020 - USD $ 30.30
  • "Wishing you well" - Anonymous

  • Oct 15, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "

    Your are in our prayers

    " - Lynette badenhorst Badenhorst

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "You got this " - Anonymous

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best Liza!! Praying for a full recovery!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 12, 2020 - USD $ 137.30
  • "Best wishes for a speedy path to health " - Jen Lorenzini

  • Oct 12, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    “ It Ain’t How Hard You Hit…It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward. It's About How Much You Can Take And Keep Moving Forward!”

    " - Samuel Houghton

  • Oct 09, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Sterkte en gebede vir julle gesin." - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2020 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Best wishes for recovery! " - Lesley

  • Oct 06, 2020 - USD $ 1 003.30
  • "You better spend some of this on whiskey and cigars! " - Aladdin Cruywagen

  • Oct 06, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Thinking of you as a family. These treatments work!" - Dowley Family

  • Oct 06, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from my daughter and I. Sending many prayers to you and your family.

    " - Zak and Sandra Qodirov

  • Oct 05, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. Isiah 43:2 JK from PE" - JK

  • Oct 05, 2020 - R 5 287.50
  • "Thinking and praying for you. Stay strong. " - Steve Smith

  • Oct 05, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "Wish you well." - Raymond

  • Oct 05, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep positive, you are deeply loved! Miracles happen when you believe, notice & celebrate each one. Jer 29:11" - C xx

  • Oct 03, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good wishes" - Joan

  • Oct 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thinking of you guys " - Anonymous

  • Oct 03, 2020 - USD $ 120.93
  • "Thinking of you guys!" - Bean and Tess

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Wishing you all strength and courage during this hard time. " - Romy

  • Oct 02, 2020 - USD $ 321.75
  • "Praying for a full recovery my bru!" - Garth

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Kick ass, buddy. " - King and fam

  • Oct 02, 2020 - USD $ 51.48
  • "Sorry to hear this shyte news, stay positive mate! " - Deane Eales

  • Oct 02, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "All the best, praying for you and thinking of you! " - Anon

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "I am 4 years clear, same surprise as you! you can beat this Morne!" - Allan Hardy

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 3 172.50
  • "We wish you all the best and the speediest recovery xxx CT Govenders" - Sam,Margie,Megan,Marlon

  • Oct 01, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!" - Andrew Mignott

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "Praying for your family in this difficult time. X" - Donné Pittaway

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Not much but we are here and supporting you all the way brother. " - The Scotties

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Praying for you and your family " - Blessings

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Mag God julle deur hierdie tyd dra.

    " - Ronel Crouse

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 58.67
  • "We will get you there man. Fond wishes and memories from Port Alfred life long ago. " - Wil

  • Sep 30, 2020 - USD $ 29.34
  • "Stay positive and strong" - Anonymous

  • Sep 29, 2020 - USD $ 29.34
  • "Sending love and well wishes to your family from ours " - Lizzie Melly

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "This is the hardest and darkest thing you will have to endure. Don’t endure it alone. We are sending you love and even though it is only words we wish with all our hearts that we could take this away " - Anon

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 2 115.00
  • "

    Here’s to you—steadier, stronger and better every day!

    " - Bohdan and Adele

  • Sep 29, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best." - Anonymous

  • Sep 29, 2020 - USD $ 117.34
  • "Many a good memory growing up in the Kowie ... all the best, thinking of you and your family. " - Anon

  • Sep 28, 2020 - USD $ 29.23
  • "Lots of special love for Brat Barbie, Bearing Man Old old days " - Barbara Raubenheimer

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Here is to a speedy recovery" - Ashley Reeves

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 57.50
  • "

    Hope this can at least assist

    " - Eugene Pretorius

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "All the best, from an old friend" - Nick Britz

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "You've got this " - Anonymous

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "

    Hope all will go well

    " - Marelize Schoeman

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "

    You got this chap. Chin up and look this thing in the eye. Strongs to Liza and Willow.

    " - Owen

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "

    You have got this Morne, take this cancer down

    " - The Cameron-White’s

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Every little bit helps....PE family

    " - Tammy Bowman

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Thinking of You

    " - Karien

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "

    Hope everything will work out fine for you

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "

    May you and your little family be blessed with good health and a speedy recovery.

    " - Lyn Bauer

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "

    Really wish I could do more

    " - Diane

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Hope this can at least assist

    " - Eugene Pretorius

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 3 000.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Keep fighting , you have got this. " - Anon

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 106.00
  • "Keep fighting , you have got this. " - Anon

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Show cancer who is boss!!! all the best" - Zehmke"s

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "You took our wedding photos 10 years ago! Wishing you all the best xxx" - Mandy Wakeford

  • Sep 27, 2020 - R 264.38
  • "God Bless, love and light! You guys have got this" - Holmes

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 116.92
  • "All the best" - Chantell Joubert-Kelly

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 29.23
  • "Thinking of you" - Peter&Lizani

  • Sep 26, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Praying for your family. Keep believing. " - Carika Young

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 15.69
  • "All the best" - Pippa Daniel

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 70.30
  • "We pray for your complete healing" - Wilma

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 292.31
  • "Stay positive!" - Christa

  • Sep 26, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "God bless you and your family- I wish you great success in your treatments " - Sheila Lunderstedt van Heerden

  • Sep 25, 2020 - USD $ 100.26
  • "Sending lots of love and healing from California! FxCK CANCER!" - Danielle Beausoleil

  • Sep 25, 2020 - USD $ 10.03
  • "Kick cancer to the curb." - Danielle

  • Sep 25, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "To van Stadens friendships." - Steyn's CPT

  • Sep 25, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "You in our thoughts and prayers. God has this. Much love xx" - Stephen & Celia Leibbrandt

  • Sep 25, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "So sorry to hear about your cancer, we know you can beat this. thinking of you Bill and Di" - Bill Emslie

  • Sep 25, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "I wish you the best in your treatment and recovery" - Matt O'Leary

  • Sep 25, 2020 - R 10 575.00
  • "

    Looking forward to having a drink with you on Willow's 21st!!

    " - Dean

  • Sep 25, 2020 - R 2 115.00
  • "You are in our thoughts and prayers. " - The Macski's

  • Sep 25, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Your wife has given us the best wedding pics and this is the least We can do. Get better soon. Xxxxx" - Sonel van den Berg

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon brother " - Darryl Barnard

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Family is evertthing" - Anonymous

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Big hugs Team Thakeray" - Delia

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 29.29
  • "Keep the faith" - KT

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 117.15
  • "Brother (from another mother) if there is one positive to come out of this, I hope that you are able to know how many people love and care about you and that you can feel the love surrounding you." - Andrea Middleton

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Strength, prayer and faith" - Patsy

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Rooting for you Morne. Xx" - Cheryl & Gracie

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 29.29
  • "Praying for Morné’s recovery" - Danielle McCarthy

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 35.56
  • "Wishing you all the best from South Australia - Melanie Michael" - Melanie Michael

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Praying for you Morne and your precious family. Stay strong and keep fighting your Mate is smiling down on you from above. Xxx" - Natalie Bradfield

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "God bless for a complete recover" - Elsebe Stegmann

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Thoughts and prayers are with all 3 of you. Good luck Morne, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers." - Anonymous

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 11.72
  • "Love and strength to your special family" - The Mortensens

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Keep fighting , you have got this. " - Anon

  • Sep 24, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Bite by bite" - Anonymous

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 37.49
  • "Prayers your way!!" - Troy

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Good luck to you all" - Bronwyn Mumford

  • Sep 24, 2020 - USD $ 253.65
  • "Praying for your family and Morne" - StreetText

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Best wishes, The Grant Family-Melbourne " - Grainne Grant

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Be brave!" - Anon

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "God bless" - Anonymous

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 29.98
  • "Good luck Mornè and family." - Merry

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Sterkte julle! " - Yolande

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 65.13
  • "Stay strong & positive xxx" - Natz

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Praying for your family. From the Lake family" - Bobbi Lake

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Stay strong, thinking of you and praying for a continued result of all clear! " - Michelle

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Stay strong" - Lee-Anne

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Keep on keeping on" - Anonymous

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 59.97
  • "Wishing you the very best in your journey! Best wishes from london" - Sarah & Shaun Viljoen

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Sending lots of love from Gauteng " - Charmaine

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 150.00
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you all the best xx " - Mishi & Joe

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 7.28
  • "With love" - Cherri

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "All the best!! Beat this thing. " - Anonymous

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Thinking of you and your family, stay strong" - Nicoleen weyers

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 30.71
  • "Dink aan julle. Mag julle toegegooi word met liefde, krag en geneesing. Bid vir julle 3kies. " - Ingrid Marais

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Blessing to a wonderful family - recovery soon! In the name of Jesus! Amen!" - BB

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "All the best of luck with your treatment " - Anonymous

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "strongs buddy!! #keepfighting" - NO NAME

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Keep fighting and stay strong!" - Anon

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Praying for your recovery.." - Anonymous

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "You can beat this!!! Stongs to you whole family x" - Kristen Fletcher

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 6.00
  • "Hanlie is ons niggie. Ons bid jou groot genesing van God en moed en krag vir julle familie. Ons hou julle in ond gebede. " - Jeanne Kotze

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "You've got this." - Hanlie Walker

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "All the best. Don’t stop fighting" - Rob Froy

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Baie sterkte." - Yolandie Jacobs

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "All the best Buddy" - Dean

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 59.97
  • "Baie sterkte, bid vir julle, God kan wonderwerk doen! " - Jo Anne Bosch

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Praying for complete healing! " - Anonymous

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte julle" - Francois en Hanje

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Immunotherapy is an amazing treatment. I am sending positive vibes and love for a speedy recovery " - Tamara

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 29.98
  • "Love and Light" - Anon

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Stay strong!" - Anon

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 14.99
  • "Love you guys, wish it was more " - Cherie Theron

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Every bit helps" - Lundi Pyne

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 12.89
  • "Liza..if it wasn't for you I wouldn't be a wedding photographer. I'm happy to help you in any way i can. Wishing Morne a speedy recovery, xxxx" - Tanli

  • Sep 23, 2020 - USD $ 14.42
  • "Sterkte, sal julle in ons gebede hou. " - Monique Bekker

  • Sep 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Fuck cancer!" - Anonymous

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Hi! We’re Liza, Willow and Morné Thackeray – a normal young family living in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. In June 2020, Morné was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, followed by surgery and a pretty brutal recovery period at home.