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Urgent funds needed to help type 1 diabetic child whose mom is battling breast cancer

Urgent funds needed to help type 1 diabetic child whose mom is battling breast cancer

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Christian is a 9 year old Congolese refugee living in South Africa. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was just 6 years old.

Thankfully with the help of some monthly sponsors, we have managed over the last 2 years to help him to improve his life living with type 1 with the use of the freestyle Libre testing system so he need not prick his fingers all day to test. Apart from the obvious benefits the system also stores 3 months data and makes it easier for doctors and his mom to manage his levels.

Sadly Christians mom was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer just last year and because of this the family had to relocate from Musina to JHB so both of them could seek better treatment.

They have been battling terribly since the move to make ends meet. They manage to just scrape by each month to cover rent and electricity. But food is a major issue. They simply cannot afford to buy food, especially not the food Christian requires to keep him healthy and his sugar levels in check.

It is, for this reason, we are starting this food fund for him in the hope we can give them at least R1000 per month to buy better food for him. Food intake is the only tiny measure of control one has over this truly hard and awful disease.

We have been told by an endocrinologist that if his sugars continue to fluctuate so severely within 6 to 8 years the effects including blindness and loss of fingers and toes could become a reality for him.

He is such a precious child. And his mom absolutely adores him.
She is also suffering terribly right now. Any help we can offer them will make a huge difference in their lives and for their health.

Thank you so much!


  • Jul 27, 2020 - USD $ 982.15
  • "Keep strong ! Sending all the love to you and your mom " - Sophie De Muynck

  • Mar 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "best wishes " - chris christodoulou

  • Dec 24, 2018 - USD $ 13.65
  • "Wishing you and your family a happy 2019. Stay brave little guy!" - Anon

  • Dec 23, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sending love and strength x" - Mel G

  • Dec 20, 2018 - USD $ 34.75
  • "Best Wishes" - Anonymous

  • Dec 20, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Sending love and strength " - Anonymous

  • Dec 20, 2018 - USD $ 139.00
  • "Praying you both get all the support you need and that your bodies heal." - Ronit Chamani

  • Dec 20, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Blessings and love xxx" - Monique

  • Dec 14, 2018 - USD $ 70.51
  • "Wishing you a healthy, happy new year! " - Stace & Dave

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 106.15
  • " Best wishes ! Every child deserves a chance" - Anonymous

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 50.28
  • "Blessings and prayers xx" - Leigh Cohen

  • Dec 13, 2018 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Sending love and light" - Kara Janx

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Donations to date

R 24 960.96

Fundraising target

R 15 000.00

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