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Team Sarah - Leukemia Fund

Team Sarah - Leukemia Fund

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On 15th April 2019, our gorgeous niece Sarah Rose (age 7) was diagnosed with Philadelphia B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph-positive ALL). This is a rare sub-type of ALL and as such, Sarah is considered high risk. The diagnosis of leukemia came as a complete shock as Sarah had to go straight from a GP visit to assess bruising on her legs to hospital for immediate testing. Chemotherapy treatment began within days.

Sarah has a beautiful big brother, Charles (11) and an amazing Mum and Dad, Matthew and Rae-Lynn. They have been rocked by the diagnosis and grappled with everything that comes with having a sick child in and out of hospital. They have done an outstanding job having to get through the initial shock and then the logistics of juggling Rae’s work, Matthew’s new business and tag-teaming day/night hospital duty. They keep moving forward with courage and good humour (and of course tears.) They have found themselves in an unimaginable place as parents.

In the 3 months since diagnosis, Sarah has completed her first 28-day cycle of chemotherapy and is now into her second cycle after setbacks caused by infection. She has had blood transfusions, lumbar punctures and many hospital stays. As a result of her treatment, Sarah has no immunity and she will be unable to attend school for the rest of the school year at least as she is unable to risk being exposed to infections.

Sarah and family are now facing the next stage of her treatment which will involve a bone marrow transplant. Matt and Rae have medical cover for their children, however, Sarah’s treatment is now incurring costs and bills beyond what insurance companies will cover.

Challenges for Matt and Rae include costs for doctor visits and medication that are not covered by medical aid, physiotherapy, extra childcare and home nursing care, home learning programs (for when Sarah feels up to it), and improving their home space for a child that is unable to attend school e.g. improved backyard play equipment.

Expenses calculated over a 12 month period of treatment:
Additional Medical Expenses:R49,000
Physiotherapy:R18,000
Art Therapy: R15,000
Home Tutor: R24,000
Carer:R32,000
Specialised Equipment (wheelchair, apparatus etc): R12,000

Our hope, as Sarah’s aunts, is that we can rally around to raise funds to alleviate the financial pressure. This is a situation that you never expect to find yourself as parents of young children and any amount donated to help Sarah will be greatly appreciated and will go directly to her care.

Please only use text in donation comments, any emojis are turned into question marks.

Donations

  • Sep 03, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep it up Team Sarah, you're doing amazingly!" - The Cave Family

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 2 000.00
  • "Little Sar Bear, We all love you lots and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep on being so strong gorgeous gal. Massive love and healing light to you all xxxxx" - Ella, Lisa, Finn and Oliver Wilter

  • Aug 25, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Sending love and strength. " - Jennie

  • Aug 18, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • " In our prayers." - Nate & Emily

  • Aug 12, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Thinking of you guys so much and sending lots of love and healing power xxoo" - Sean and Steph

  • Aug 11, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Love to the Fletcher family" - DLS

  • Aug 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Best wishes to Team Sarah - much love Ben10" - BENJAMIN VAN DER MERWE

  • Aug 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you all" - Carol Rich

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 21.33
  • "Stay strong Sarah! Sending love from California " - Kerri de Jager

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 332.49
  • "Be strong. By heart goes out to you." - Anonymous

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Strongs Ray n family " - Sheila Bossr

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 70.45
  • "Sterkte bly x" - Sean Barron

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Having 2 children of our own, I cannot even begin to imagine what Matt and Rae are going through. Wishing you only light and healing during this time! " - Anonymous

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 105.68
  • "Thinking of you all" - Swiss Baileys

  • Aug 07, 2019 - USD $ 28.18
  • "For a special little girl." - More Baileys

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well soon Sarah!" - Pete Bailey

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to run in the rain - your support is all around you" - Teresa TR Peeps

  • Aug 07, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Thinking of you during this difficult time...Gods Speed" - Tsholo

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thoughts and prayers are with you guys" - Anonymous

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "May God give strength on this journey to full restoration! God bless you Sarah Rose xx" - Jo Mondon

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 2 030.00
  • "Thoughts are prayers are with your family " - Megan Chivers

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Sending strength and healing thoughts to you all." - Anonymous

  • Aug 06, 2019 - USD $ 35.38
  • "Get healthy!!! Thanks Andre for pointing out..." - Kristian Rabe

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "All the best, brave girl" - Guy Balderson

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • ""Keep fighting Sarah. Prayers going your way"" - ANONYMOUS

  • Aug 06, 2019 - USD $ 35.38
  • "Sending lots of love!" - Michelle

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "We remember you Sarah and family in our thoughts and prayers. Continue to remain an example and inspiration to others. We look up to you!" - Friends

  • Aug 06, 2019 - USD $ 23.45
  • "Keep it up Sarah & thx for the heads-up André!" - Stefan Bielau

  • Aug 06, 2019 - USD $ 17.62
  • "Glad to help, thanks André for the notice" - Sebastian

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 5 000.00
  • "Love from Kate and all the Pascall’s " - Kate

  • Aug 06, 2019 - R 2 030.00
  • "Bid vir julle almal...baie sterkte " - Anonymous

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thinking of you all, sorry that you have to go through something like this" - Anonymous

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 142.29
  • "Hope this helps a tiny bit. " - The German

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "We are with you" - Barbs

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 80.00
  • "I’m so sorry for having to go through this. Sending you lots of love from Canada xxxx" - Christelle Langenegger

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Sending love, light and strength. " - Melody

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Stay strong guys. " - Morning Runner

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Little Sarah be strong sending you lots of love... you and your family is in our prayers. xxx" - Lizanne and Family

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Love & light to you all!" - The Levicks

  • Aug 05, 2019 - USD $ 135.26
  • "Thinking of you guys and wishing you lots of strength at this time. " - The Baileys

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "With all my love to an incredible family. " - Donna

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Such a brave beautiful girl! Keep fighting Sarah and strength to your Mom Dad and brother xx" - The Attwells

  • Aug 03, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending love to you Sarah and to everyone supporting you" - Jen and Sam

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Baie sterkte, wens die wereld vir jul????????????" - PG Fourie

  • Jul 27, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Wishing you all strength." - Alida & Hugo

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "A special name, no doubt a special human " - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Wishing you every strength" - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Keep fighting, Sarah!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2019 - USD $ 226.44
  • "Love and best wishes." - Plumbley Tribe

  • Jul 22, 2019 - USD $ 754.80
  • "Love and healing wishes from Rob and Normaine " - Robert Crichton

  • Jul 22, 2019 - USD $ 264.18
  • "Sending love and sunshine from The Bahamas xx" - Normaine Crichton

  • Jul 22, 2019 - USD $ 105.13
  • "Go Team Sarah, much love to you all!" - Souza Family

  • Jul 19, 2019 - USD $ 263.38
  • "Sending our thoughts and prayers." - The Deeley Family

  • Jul 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sending love" - Friend

  • Jul 18, 2019 - R 1 864.10
  • "Praying for healing for your precious angel and for peace for those who surround her. Sending much love x" - M

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 106.01
  • "Sending prayers and healing from Needham, MA" - The Pavlik Family

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 706.50
  • "Get well soon!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 105.97
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery!" - The Olsons

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 5.41
  • "Sending healing prayers!!!!" - Meredith & Chris Schreiber

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 42.33
  • "Thoughts and prayers are with your family Kate! " - Margie Helman

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Praying for you all ????" - Anon

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 197.25
  • "Thinking of all of you and sending our prayers!" - The Svensson Family

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Get well soon Cuz!! " - Adam King

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 105.17
  • "Sending positive thoughts from Needham, MA - Funke Family" - Funke Family

  • Jul 16, 2019 - USD $ 105.17
  • "Sending love and strength your way!!" - The Allens

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • " Our thoughts are with your family for strength, love, and a speedy recovery for Sarah. Hang in there!" - The Roach Family

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 104.79
  • "Sending prayers and good thoughts from Needham, MA" - The Kennedy Family

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Wishing Sarah Rose a speedy recovery... " - The Lissy Family

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Praying for Sarah and your whole family." - The McHughs

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 75.37
  • "**STRENGTH, LOVE & LIGHT**" - Leith, Jozi

  • Jul 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Our thoughts are with you all!" - Madges

  • Jul 14, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Beautiful Sarah! The Clemens family cannot wait to break with you and have Kruger Park adventures ahead. Sending our live and strengthpp" - KK

  • Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Sending you all love and strength" - The Ali Family

  • Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Sending positive thoughts and prayers from Needham. " - The Curtis Family

  • Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 157.80
  • "Sending love and strength your way!" - The Murphys

  • Jul 13, 2019 - USD $ 105.11
  • "We'll be thinking positive thoughts for your family!" - The Barkers from Needham

  • Jul 13, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Sending so much love to a very brave little girl! Xxx" - Tess, Andy and Charlie

  • Jul 13, 2019 - R 822.56
  • "All the love in the world to our bravest, supergirl Sar Bear" - Aunty Jen Jen & uncle Waldo

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 2 056.40
  • "Wishing on every star that you get better soon! " - Marshall family

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 151.33
  • "Keep strong sarah!!! Xxx " - Caryl & Adam

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending loads of love" - Oldacres

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 211.45
  • "Sending prayers and love from Needham" - The Connolly Family

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 20.10
  • "Sending love!" - Kate Connolly

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 52.96
  • "Sending prayers. " - Heather and Kevin McKeon

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 105.83
  • "Sending prayers from Needham" - The Mockus Family

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you lots of love" - Lee Muller

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "What a champion! We are all behind you Sarah" - Trace and Jambles

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 37.83
  • "You're the bravest Sarah I know (and the best Sardines player too). And we're quite a courageous bunch. xxx" - Sarah and Joe

  • Jul 12, 2019 - USD $ 15.14
  • "Keep strong x" - Liz Wintet

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Be strong ferocious little girl x" - Trace

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "With love during an unimaginable time for your family." - Claire Keet

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Keep being strong Sarah. You have an amazing support system around you x " - Vanessa and Duncan

  • Jul 12, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Stay strong, we are sending healing hugs and prayers, Phipps Family in Jhb" - Julia Phipps

  • Jul 11, 2019 - USD $ 324.46
  • "Sending you much love and hugs from London xxxx" - Anonymous

  • Jul 11, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Sending healing thoughts and prayers from Needham, MA!" - Stacey & Brian Kelly

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Big hugs Sarah" - Kelly

  • Jul 11, 2019 - USD $ 51.77
  • "Love you and miss you cuz!!" - Hannah

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You're doing so well, Sarah!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Lots of love" - Lance

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "We're all with you big girl" - Liz

  • Jul 11, 2019 - USD $ 70.53
  • "Love you" - Piper King

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 136 316.27

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00
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Aunts Elizabeth Fletcher, Kate King, Emma Holt and Jen  Schafer are raising funds to support their niece Sarah Fletcher (7) from Cape Town who has been diagnosed with Leukemia.