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Don't turn a blind eye

Don't turn a blind eye

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Vanessa Abro has been fighting for her life since 2011 when she was first diagnosed with a cancerous growth in her sinuses.

She was then a young mother to a one year-old baby girl.  Today,  with the cancer having spread to her brain,  neck and head after 30 hours of surgery ... Vanessa is a partially blind, incapacitated single mother to Micaela and they both live with Granny Jeanette.

Vanessa is grateful for the generous donations that facilitated Cyber Knife treatment in India last year for three months.  As luck would have it,  her battle for survival continues and Vanessa needs not only an army to fight this battle with her each and every day, but needs further financial assistance for a prosthetic eye.   Vanessa recently lost her left eye tragically due to medical negligence,  which is on the rise in South Africa.

Surprisingly, to many local doctors who left her for dead, Vanessa is still alive, held together by her zany sense of humour, and is more determined than ever before to live life deliberately and make new memories with her loved ones.  

Medical treatment is ongoing and medical bills continue to sky rocket and cause additional trauma on our brave warrior, who suffers from post traumatic stress and chronic depression and her 72-year old mother who is the primary care giver and bread-winner to Vanessa and Micaela. 

Allow our hero to live her life with dignity and win her battle.

Donations

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 75.37
  • "Keep fighting Vanessa!" - Shirley

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 75.37
  • "Best of luck" - School friend

  • Jul 15, 2019 - USD $ 113.05
  • "All my love" - Cindy

  • Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 38.73
  • "May Hashem ease your suffering my friend " - Danya

  • Jul 14, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Refuah shaleima" - Roanne Schneider

  • Jul 14, 2019 - R 400.00
  • "??" - ??

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Much strength" - Gary Ermann

  • May 17, 2019 - R 304.50
  • "You are one brave human! Sending much healing. " - Nikki

  • May 07, 2019 - R 310.00
  • "Inspired by Karen Cohen ... Vee, wishing you love, strength and hope Xxx" - Anonymous

  • Apr 29, 2019 - R 18 507.60
  • "Dear Vanessa, sending you wishes of healing and strength. " - The Gore Family

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "wishing you all the best for your good work" - linda

  • Apr 25, 2019 - USD $ 7.28
  • "Xx" - Anon

  • Apr 25, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Inspired by Jean and Karen Cohen" - Steve Kofsky

  • Apr 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are in my prayers. God bless you!" - Lana Davies

  • Apr 22, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you strength you are amazing " - Anon

  • Apr 21, 2019 - USD $ 149.68
  • "Keep fighting Vanessa - your strength is amazing " - Nikki Josephson

  • Apr 21, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Don't know you, but sending lots of love." - Anonymous

  • Mar 08, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "You are ALL amazing ????" - Marcelle Ravid

  • Mar 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending love & strength. " - Len and Lexi Rovetti

  • Mar 08, 2019 - USD $ 31.58
  • "Strength to you and yours " - Jeanne

  • Mar 07, 2019 - USD $ 36.87
  • "Keep fighting my warrior friend " - Danya

  • Mar 07, 2019 - USD $ 36.87
  • "Strength and Healing " - Lisa

  • Mar 01, 2019 - USD $ 105.15
  • "Refuah Shlema Vanessa!" - Shirley

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Hi Vanessa, we both send you so much love" - Jonathan & Batya

  • Feb 27, 2019 - USD $ 36.14
  • "Love" - David Ressel

  • Feb 27, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Refuah Sheleima" - Anon

  • Feb 26, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Hi Vanessa, we both send you so much love" - Jonathan & Batya

  • Feb 26, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Refuah Shleima " - The Clines

  • Feb 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Refua shleima " - Anon

  • Feb 24, 2019 - R 185.08
  • "Such a brave woman. Wishing you health and strength!" - Anonymous

  • Feb 23, 2019 - R 370.15
  • "Happy birthday Vanessa! Refuah Shleima. Keep fighting!" - Anonymous

  • Feb 23, 2019 - USD $ 105.59
  • "May you be blessed with Hashem's greatest blessings Vee. Sending light and love sweet brave cuzzie! Xxx ???????? " - Lal, Ev and girls

  • Feb 22, 2019 - R 873.97
  • "Wish you well" - Fleiser family

  • Feb 22, 2019 - R 555.23
  • "Wishing you an easy journey to a full recovery ????" - Anonymous

  • Feb 21, 2019 - USD $ 112.56
  • "Sending love and strength to keep fighting" - Claudia Bloom

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Be well!" - Anonymous

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 365.40
  • "Wishing you good health and strength " - Anon

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "I am continously amazed by your bravery. " - Noa Kinstler Schlosberg

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "May Hashem bless your journey to recovery!" - Nikki Richard

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Wishing you a full recovery. May you and your family be blessed xx" - Anonymous

  • Feb 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you strength and sending you love Vee" - Karen

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Donations to date

R 43 637.78

Fundraising target

R 200 000.00
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Vanessa Abro Medical Cause

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Vanessa Abro  has been fighting for her life since 2011 when she was first diagnosed with a cancerous growth in her sinuses.   Medical treatment is ongoing and medical bills continue to sky rocket and cause additional trauma on our brave warrior, who suffers from post traumatic stress and chronic depression.

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