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Cancer treatment for Natasha van Nieuwenhuizen

Cancer treatment for Natasha van Nieuwenhuizen

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Natasha van Nieuwenhuizen was diagnosed on 08 June 2018 (exactly one month prior to her 26th birthday) with Stage 3C Metastatic Malignant Melanoma (in short that means skin cancer which spread to the lymph nodes).  She consulted 4 oncologists and landed up with Dr Moodley from the Donald Gordon Medical Centre. From date of diagnoses it took 4 months of fighting and reference letters before the medical aid approved treatment.  Annual medication (“Chemo”) cost is approximately R1.2m, doctors’ appointments, scans, etc. not taken into consideration.  The oncology benefit on the medical aid is R500 000.00 per annum.  After the funds are depleted, a co-payment of 20% is payable on all further expenses.  Upon the first consultation with Dr Moodley advised that should the medication not work, Natasha’s life expectancy might only be a mere 6 months.  Now 9 months later Natasha is still fighting the battle.  Dr mentioned that the medication might need to be changed, which would change the annual cost to approximately R3.3m per annum.

From a young age Natasha has always been very independent and always started a new challenge with confidence.  Calling her a “ray of sunshine” is an understatement and on top of that she is a “fighter of note”.  Giving up doesn’t exist in her vocabulary and neither does going down without a fight.  Facing difficult situations leaves her feeling hopeless and tired at times, but that is when her family and friends fight and stand strong on her behalf.

Almost immediately after her diagnosis we moved her back home to ensure she is close to family whom can help her when help is needed. In doing so we cut on costs to enable us to increase the medical aid plan to the highest plan we can afford.

This fight has been going on for just over a year now and she is not giving up. Should anyone have the means to help no matter how little it may seem. Every donation brings us closer to the end goal. Please help us, help her get the treatment she deserves to keep fighting this battle with the smiles and determination we know she has.

Kind regards,
The van Nieuwenhuizen family

Donations

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "hou vas aan Jahweh, ongeag hoe dit gaan." - Anon

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Lief vir jou sussa" - Milandé

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Ons sal aanhou bid vir genesing! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "We don't know why things happens when they do just keep the Faith God will help you through it" - Brenda

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Bid en praat met die Here Hy is jou groot Geneesheer. Ons bid saam met jou. Baie liefde" - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Hooo als werk uit vir jou. Kani veel gee nie maar ek hoop dit help" - Willem Levinson

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 1 028.00
  • "May everyone open their hearts and hands" - Ann

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "In our thoughts and prayers. The Taylors" - Caroline Taylor

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Jy is in ons gebede! ?? God sal net NOG ‘n wonderwerk verrig! ????" - Annoniem

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "“Dont be afraid to pray for the big things. Even the things that seem impossible are quite simple for GOD”. Dont stop praying and fighting Natasha because you are a daughter of a victorious King!!" - Heinrich

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 4 060.00
  • "Job 42:1  Toe het Job die HERE geantwoord en gesê: Job 42:2  Ek weet dat U alles kan doen en geen plan vir U onuitvoerbaar is nie." - Johann Prinsloo

  • Jun 26, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Natasha, Sterkte my kind. Ek was daar en net deur genade nou in remissie!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 26, 2019 - USD $ 367.02
  • "Life is beautiful with your gorgeous smile in it..." - Stefan Jacobs

  • Jun 25, 2019 - USD $ 73.22
  • "Thanks for being an inspiration " - Annelise Dubose

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Glo in die Here se plan vir jou en sterkte vir die tyd wat nog voorlê" - Theo van Niekerk

  • Jun 25, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Glo en Vertrou op die Here hy sal die weg voorsien en genesing bring!" - Marinus & Adeline

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "May everyone open their hearts and hands" - Ann

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "May Gods hand if healing be on your life" - Anonymous

  • Jun 21, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Strongs girl keep fighting" - D&A SCRAP-ADRIANO & ROXY

  • Jun 20, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ons bid dat jy genees sal word. Alles is moontlik in Jesus se hande. Sterkte en fight daai kankerboelies!!!" - Sylvia

  • Jun 20, 2019 - USD $ 105.25
  • "You've got this!" - Ronel Vermeulen

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Donations to date

R 25 640.17

Fundraising target

R 220 000.00
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Natasha has always been very independent from a very young age and always started a new challenge with confidence.  Calling her a “ray of sunshine” is an understatement and on top of that she is a “fighter of note” and giving up doesn’t exist in her vocabulary.