Jasper's Cancer Treatment Fund
- By: Ruan Nel
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/persianjasper
My name is Ruan Nel and I live in Gauteng. We are raising funds for our 5-year-old Chinchilla Persian cat called Jasper who has been diagnosed with cancer.
My name is Jasper and I have cancer. After a growth started forming between my shoulder blades my parents took me to the vet. They performed a biopsy for tissue samples to be tested and it came back as a Soft Tissue Sarcoma (a VERY aggressive cancerous growth).
I have to start my treatment as soon as possible which consists of the following:
1 X Pre-op radiation treatment
Surgery to remove the growth between my shoulders. (They say it's a bit rough so the soon I can have the surgery the better.)
6 X Post-op radiation treatments
I already went in for a biopsy and got some stitches. But with the treatment above the vet says I have a 90% survival rate with a10% chance of the growth coming back. Without the above treatment and radiation, my condition will worsen. If the vet removes the growth without the radiation treatment there's a 70% chance of my cancer coming back, very likely much stronger.
My parents adopted me last year of June from another family. I get anxious quickly which makes my hair fall out and I tend to run away with other pets around so I've been re-adopted now for the 5th time and don't plan on leaving soon!
You can follow me on Instagram @persianjasper and see what I get up to daily!
*Funds raised will go directly to the vet*