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KTM DIRTBARBIE NEEDS YOUR HELP FOR HER CANCER JOURNEY

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Hi, I am Sandi Pitchers Keel and I am from  Gauteng, Johannesburg.

This message from my two good friends Nicole and Lanza tells my story best...

'You know when you’re sitting on your couch in the evening minding your own business, then get a call from Sandi Pitchers Keel & you think, what Flippin extreme adventure is she gonna rope us into now? Cos let’s be honest, after riding Man & Machine on a KTM 500 we have to be prepared for ANYTHING  but this request takes the cake.

Those that know Sandi well, will know she is always busy looking for the next crazy adventure, hanging cable and making awesome memories. But she’s asked us to let you all know that life has told this Dirt Barbie to pause for a moment. She wasn't feeling 100 percent after her most recent crash (or ‘naps’ as she likes to call them) and ended up in the hospital and the medical tests started. 

After seeing lots of doctors and keeping them guessing as only she would, some results are as follows. Dirt Barbie has been diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Small Cell Carcinoma with Paraneoplastic Syndrome (of course she’d make sure it was something no one could even pronounce) which is rare cancer detected in the lungs, and moved to brain, which probs explain why she's crazy!

The cancer is rare, aggressive, and usually already spread when diagnosed. The doctors are recommending radiation treatment so that she remains sane, as the Paraneo makes you demented.

They are throwing words around like ‘terminal’ but they don’t know who they’re dealing with and we can only imagine the real OG telling them ’Bitch please, hold my beer’

We are still to know what stage this cancer is, how long this pit-stop will be and what it will take to kick its butt.

It’s quite kak to be the bearer of bad news, but WHO says NO to Sandi. This all feels like the one time at the WFO when we rode past the pits and Sandi was waving at all of us, only to find out that she was actually stuck holding onto an electrical fence and could not let go and was frozen in time for a bit. 

Please allow her the space to get all the answers, she'll update us all as soon as she knows, but be sure to send positive vibes her way, we know how LOVED she is by SO many. 

Sterkte our friend, we know YOU'VE GOT THIS!'

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This challenge I face will come with rollercoaster expenses, and all sorts of things I probably couldn't imagine. And I need to be able to go through this challenge with as little financial stress as possible. I am unemployed but earn bits and pieces that keep me going but this is a huge punch to my humble bank account. Any help will be immensely appreciated.

At the moment I am still in Donald Gordon Hospital, Oncology Ward. I was transferred from Mulbarton Hospital on 4 Feb 2022 after suffering a catastrophic event where I was almost on life story and they had to use life saving techniques for 4 hours to save my life. I was admitted to Mulbarton on 18 Jan 2022. Today, the 16th February 2022 I have been in hospital for 30 days. 

Funds raised will be used for:
  • Doctors and medicines not covered by medical aid,
  • ozone therapy
  • my sister's relocation costs from Boschendal WC to be my caregiver. 
  • Monthly contribution to my sister as my caregiver 
  • monthly living expenses,
All the funds will go into an investment account earning around 18% PA. I will use it as needed from there. Anything left, whatever the outcome, will be donated to various organisations. I will identify an orphans cancer home as well and donate to them.   You can follow my progress on my Facebook page here.   In the News:

Donations

  • May 03, 2022 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 28, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "strongs Sandy!" - rider13

  • Apr 26, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Sterkte

    " - Bonnie

  • Apr 25, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Standing with you KTBarbie… Love IrishJax" - IrishJax

  • Apr 25, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You've got this, keep fighting." - Anonymous

  • Apr 24, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you." - Chas Lotter

  • Apr 23, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Glo." - Lukas

  • Apr 23, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Wish you well and get better soon." - Patrick

  • Mar 09, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Keep that beautiful chin up!!

    " - H&M

  • Feb 22, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Sandi, Wow, what a Helluva Journey you’ve had! It sure has made you tough as nails. Most people would Never have coped with 10% of what you have. Thinking of you and Praying for divine healing.

    " - Brian Capper

  • Feb 21, 2022 - R 2 500.00
  • "Hey Sandi In my prayers Get well soon" - Antony

  • Feb 21, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Strongs …. And Bestest wishes Sandi

    " - Leslie

  • Feb 17, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Now is not the time to be a chick, Chick. Lotsa love" - Paul Boshoff

  • Feb 14, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Good luck home slice!

    " - Stevo w

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "enjoy the ride Sandi good or bad !!!" - XRAMP PTY Ltd

  • Feb 10, 2022 - USD $ 105.17
  • "Sending you love and strength ️" - Mariuxi Taranto

  • Feb 10, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Praying for your healing Jesus loves you girl " - RYAN van HEERDEN

  • Feb 09, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "Best of uck Sandi" - Grant

  • Feb 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Vasbyt Sandi! You're in our prayers " - Elmarie van der Merwe

  • Feb 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You can win this battle ! You have the determination !! " - Kobus

  • Feb 07, 2022 - USD $ 51.78
  • "Sandi love you ️" - Reds Albert

  • Feb 07, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    Hang in there

    " - Tami G

  • Feb 05, 2022 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Braap it out Sandi! You got this! " - Wendy Newton

  • Feb 05, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You got this! Thinking of you. " - Ashburners

  • Feb 04, 2022 - R 3 000.00
  • "stay strong and let's ride again soon..." - W

  • Feb 04, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "May your recovery be as fast as your bike" - a Cuzzin

  • Feb 04, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "One day at a time Sandi, all the best. " - Richard Nilson

  • Feb 04, 2022 - USD $ 65.54
  • "Beat this Sandi. Wishing you strength and hope" - Molly

  • Feb 03, 2022 - USD $ 32.59
  • "Stay strong girl." - Norman

  • Feb 03, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "You've got this Sandi. Vasbyt, strength and love from us xx " - Stephie and Clay

  • Feb 03, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "

    With lots of love. To feel God's comforting arms and know He is beside you all the way.

    " - DP Anonymous

  • Feb 02, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "For a Favourite treat" - Anonymous

  • Feb 02, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Huge hug, high five and fist pump when we celebrate Lady. You've got this!!! " - Angeleena

  • Feb 02, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "Please get healthy again Sandi. We need your energy. You make the world a better place." - Shaun Tame

  • Feb 02, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You’ve got this Sandi! xx " - Nicola Strauss

  • Feb 02, 2022 - USD $ 1 310.78
  • "For my favorite pink lady" - Patrick Flinner

  • Feb 02, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "You’ve got this babe!! " - Hanlie

  • Feb 02, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you strength" - Just a reader

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 65.02
  • "Rooting for you girl !" - Hilton Bennewith

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 3.25
  • "Sending you sunshine. Get well soon and stay strong warrior lady. " - Anon

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Keep the fight! " - Protect

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 650.19
  • "For cakes, candies, strawberries and champagne! Especially champagne! " - Armands Fomicevs

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 325.09
  • "You’ve got this Sandi. Vasbyt, we’re behind you all the way. " - Glen

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "xx" - Jacqui

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 65.02
  • "praying for your succesful recovery" - Jerry Foster-Julian

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Kick some butt" - No one

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Get well Sandi " - John Le roux

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 50.00
  • "You got this, make this cancer your little bitch!" - Duncan Gordon

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Keep fighting..." - DMD

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 100.00
  • "I wish you well" - Ross

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sands YOU CAN DO IT...VASBYT" - Maartens Sakkie

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 32.51
  • "XXX" - John Fenlon

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 32.51
  • "Strength for a full recovery " - David Jacobson

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "You are one of the strongest people I ever met and know you can fight this." - Anonymous

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Small token Sandi, thinking of you :'(" - Glen Boonzaier

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 5 000.00
  • "Praying for a successful outcome" - Mike I

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "F#*k Cancer! Check out www.cancervive.co.za Let’s chat soon. Love and Hugs." - Christina

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Stay strong. BB forever!" - Travis

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "You've got this Dirt Barbie! xxx" - Van Saltys

  • Feb 01, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Healing thoughts" - Steven

  • Feb 01, 2022 - USD $ 130.04
  • "Get well soon!!" - Adrian H

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Hi, I am  Sandi Pitchers Keel and I am from  Gauteng, Johannesburg.

You know when you’re sitting on your couch in the evening minding your own business, then get a call from Sandi Pitchers Keel & you think, what Flippin extreme adventure is she gonna rope us into now? Cos let’s be honest, after riding Man & Machine on a KTM 500 we have to be prepared for ANYTHING  but this request takes the cake.