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The Sky is the limit - in support of Mighty Mack and children with cancer

The Sky is the limit - in support of Mighty Mack and children with cancer

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We are a group of friends that are always up for a challenge, the 2021 Skyrun being the latest one. Although we think running up to 100km, unassisted, over the Witteberg Mountain Range might be a fun and exciting challenge, we realise there are many others out there battling challenges far greater than this.

 

We realised this when Mackenzie ‘MightyMack’ Friedman was recently, at the age of four months, diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Mack has been through two rounds of chemo, each time fighting for her life. During her first chemo, she had to be placed on a ventilator so she could breathe and later the doctors induced a coma as she had severe lung infection.

Whilst sedated they discovered a mass in her lung that had to be removed, as the mass started pressing on her heart. At this point her parents effectively kissed her goodbye but, against all odds, she made it through the operation even though a third of her lung had to be removed!

 

After 9 weeks in ICU and a few weeks in the general ward she is currently at home and doing well on ‘maintenance’ chemo. Fortunately for Mack, there are some potential bone marrow matches that we are excited about.

 

Because not all children in similar situations to Mack, are in a position to have medical aid or financial support, we have decided to raise money for children with cancer or a terminal illness.

Rainbows and Smiles is a foundation dedicated to providing emotional, financial and social support to children diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening disease, and their families and caregivers. The money from your donation will be put to use in a number of ways; either by feeding terminally ill children and their families or social and emotional support by the Rainbows and Smiles team.

Donations

  • Nov 30, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good cause!!!" - AvH

  • Nov 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Incredible! Well done guys! Amazing work Rainbows and Smiles!" - Clinton and Juliette Verhoog

  • Nov 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "For our little fighter," - Ewa

  • Nov 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Much love!

    " - Sheldon & Mariza Whitehead

  • Nov 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Great cause-good luck sky runners

    " - Vimla

  • Nov 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Stephanus and team. True F legends." - Jason Cronk

  • Nov 21, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "I pray for complete recovery" - Willie

  • Nov 21, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Adriaan heartiest congratulations from Owens family" - Owens

  • Nov 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "What a worthy and special cause, well done to all !" - Jess Irving

  • Nov 20, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Shine good light and be blessed " - Anonymous

  • Nov 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for making the world a better place" - Els, Craig & Elizabeth

  • Nov 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep the smiles going….." - CT Schröder Family

  • Nov 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck Gents " - Frank Esmo

  • Nov 20, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Adriaan jy doen die regte ding" - Marita Pietersen

  • Nov 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We simply wish you ALL of the best !" - Catharina Carolina Decor Hire

  • Nov 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We’ve got your back buddy!" - Waldo Bergh

  • Nov 18, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "

    For Beautiful Mighty Mack

    " - Stephanus,Roger,Jim,Ross,Mike,Arnold

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Well done - such a worthy cause

    " - Gerrit

  • Nov 16, 2021 - R 750.00
  • "Loop oop boys" - Joe

  • Nov 16, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Gooi mielies" - Zanelle & AD

  • Nov 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "AD Jacobos het buite sente vir Natal gespeel Adriaan en hy was nie eers so goed soos jy nie" - John

  • Nov 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "" - LJ Swart

  • Nov 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Amazing that you are doing it for such a worthy cause. Stay strong beautiful girl!

    " - Helette

  • Nov 14, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Great cause! Good luck for the run " - Ben & Anth

  • Nov 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck runners! Amazing cause! " - Toni Rogers

  • Nov 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great initiative" - Andy & Stephanie

  • Nov 13, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Excellent initiative. " - Rian

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck! Great job all of you! " - Kelly

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Jesus said “by my stripes you ARE healed “! I see Mack doing great things one day because of this " - Denny Wright

  • Nov 12, 2021 - USD $ 6.54
  • "Mighty Mack" - Go

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Bless you all!! " - Me

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Run like the wind!" - Gemma

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "So wonderful to see such a strong sense of community! All the best! " - Catherine Allem

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck! " - Leandi&Jacques

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "." - AW

  • Nov 12, 2021 - USD $ 65.38
  • "great effort adriaan - good luck!!" - Emma Brindley

  • Nov 12, 2021 - USD $ 16.34
  • "Thank you for supporting our incredible daughter and all the other kiddies and families like ours. You guys are amazing " - Megan- Macks Mom

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck! " - Allan Theron

  • Nov 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wood Family" - Gareth Wood

  • Nov 10, 2021 - USD $ 66.42
  • "You are incredible!" - Katryn

  • Nov 10, 2021 - USD $ 66.42
  • "Good luck!!! You guys are amazing!" - Charl-Mari Retief

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 400.00
  • "Go Visser go…#myhero#greatinitiative" - Xander

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "What a great cause, good luck guys and girls!" - Mike

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Give it horns!" - Caie Inglethorpe

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Give it horns!" - Mia Inglethorpe

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Give it horns!" - Kate Inglethorpe

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Give it horns!" - Ryan Inglethorpe

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Praying for a miracle - God loves children! Well done with this initiative. " - SC

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Proud parents of skyrunners " - Sanlouise

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "On behalf of Mary- Anne" - Mary-Anne

  • Nov 09, 2021 - USD $ 66.93
  • "The world is a dark place as is, be someone’s light even for a second" - Names don’t matter

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Hou bene hou

    " - Paul

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    All the best.

    " - Jean

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Never say never

    " - Jacques

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Donation for a good cause.

    " - Deidre

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Get well soon beautiful xxxx

    " - Toinette Barrett

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck!!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank-you for supporting such an amazing cause!!" - Julindi

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best and good luck " - Sean

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "." - Grant

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep fighting kids!! You can do it! " - Evan

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck and Keep fighting. " - Devon

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Fantastic " - Anonymous

  • Nov 08, 2021 - USD $ 33.12
  • "Good luck everyone " - Ross Kruger

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck to all you mad folk!! " - Dion

  • Nov 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Make a difference !!!" - Gerda Pretorius

  • Oct 19, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "great initiative good luck" - Chris & Shane

  • Oct 12, 2021 - USD $ 13.27
  • "Believe and don’t give up! " - Eva

  • Oct 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done, good cause!" - Braam de Clerk

  • Oct 10, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great initiative " - Erol& Elke

  • Oct 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "A great initiative for such a good cause" - Jan Van Den Berg

  • Oct 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    “”

    " - Eckard

  • Oct 08, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Well done, amazing gesture! My heart and prayers go out to this baby and family!

    " - Ané Coetzee

  • Oct 08, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "

    Keep going angel

    " - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Fantastic initiative!" - Judith and Lukas

  • Oct 07, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "For the love of children!" - Tony & Sally Hatchwell

  • Oct 07, 2021 - USD $ 33.39
  • "Well done!" - Andy Rundle

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "All the best!" - Alwyn

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Well done" - Henk

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great stuff guys! " - Su-Mari

  • Oct 07, 2021 - USD $ 33.39
  • "Thinking of you all,xx" - Nas

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Xxx " - Bronwyn

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done" - Roger and Lauren

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for this wonderful initiative" - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep fighting the good fight of faith. Shalom! Psalm 139:13-14 " - Mercha Mkhabela

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Overcome life obstacles with your fighting spirit. Good luck sky runners! " - Amorie Bergh

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great initiative!" - Lize

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Best wishes " - Anonymous

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Super proud of you guys. Great initiative x" - Alli Otto

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the fight mighty mack. Good luck for the run gang. " - Jason Cronk

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck on your journey and big ups for making a difference for those who need it most! " - Storme

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors and honouring the taken" - San Louise

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "May God give you strength!" - Anonymus

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Trots op julle!!" - Hanri

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "" - Warrick

  • Oct 07, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "This fundraising will change a family’s circumstances. " - Arnold Pretorius

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Kickstarting the project...." - Adriaan Otto

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Donations to date

R 63 920.16

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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The mission of Rainbows and Smiles is to provide emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child or children of that family is diagnosed with a life threatening illness such as cancer. In addition, Rainbows and Smiles encourage childhood cancer awareness to educate in the hope of promoting early detection.

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