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Help Zizi fight stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma

Help Zizi fight stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma

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My name is James Medcalf, and Zizi is the child of Zaza who looks after my daughter every day.

Zizi, a tenacious, ambitious and remarkable 18-year-old woman who hails from Khayelitsha, Cape Town in South Africa recently completed her schooling. With a matric certificate in hand, Zizi was on her way to fulfilling her ambition of becoming a social worker but in February this year, she was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Since the diagnosis, Zizi has bravely put her ambitions aside and taken up the fight to beat cancer with the support of her family, extended family and her incredible Mother Zaza, who is and has been an incredible mother to our families in Cape Town.

Zaza and Zizi need our help! Fighting and beating cancer is expensive and with limited government support and no medical aid, we're raising funds to ease the burden for the family. We hope to reach the target in the next 60 days.

The funds raised will be for:

Private Care: We'd like Zizi to get private medical care that she does not have access to at the moment. This will be therapy with a psychologist to keep her positive, dietary sessions with dieticians experienced in treating cancer patients and the related food costs.

Transport: Zizi has to travel to and from chemotherapy sessions and Dr's visits by crowded taxi. To make these sessions more comfortable for her we'd like to arrange private transport with a service provider like uber or other. Unfortunately, the chemotherapy sessions are tough to deal with because of the side effects and traveling by taxi is very uncomfortable and stressful.

Home Comfort: Zizi is spending extended periods of time at home and we'd like to purchase books and creative activities to keep her busy.

Education: With Zizi not being able to study we'd like to use the spare money if any to cover the costs of her education for when she beats cancer.

As Zaza's employer, I will be handling the funds on her behalf and booking and paying for the Dr visits, the purchasing of things Zizi needs for comfort and the transport costs.

Donations

  • Jul 11, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Never stop believing!" - Russel Philander

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "With love and best wishes!" - Pierre and Lindy

  • May 18, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Target achieved- Well done James" - Anonymous

  • May 15, 2019 - USD $ 36.91
  • "Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful to Zizi and Zoea and a second Mommy to Maya" - Maya

  • May 15, 2019 - USD $ 29.53
  • "So sorry to hear you are going through this. Best wishes from New Jersey! " - Samantha, Mitchell, Sayona Nock

  • May 04, 2019 - USD $ 78.90
  • "You are a strong woman and will get through this. Thank you for being such a good friend to Shani, Dan and Maya when they lived in SA." - Sandya Kamath

  • May 03, 2019 - R 411.28
  • "Thanks for always looking out for our Charlie " - Miles & Nicole

  • May 03, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "All the best Zizi, rooting for you darling x" - Tammy

  • May 02, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Sending love x" - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2019 - USD $ 13.83
  • "The Power of A positive mind gets you far Zizi! Keep positive you shall beat this! " - Danielle Smart

  • May 02, 2019 - USD $ 74.09
  • "Zizi keep shining that beautiful smile! " - Catherine Carr

  • May 02, 2019 - USD $ 27.59
  • "Best wishes for your ongoing treatment." - Jan Wood

  • May 01, 2019 - USD $ 73.55
  • "Kick that Cancer’s butt Zuzi! You’ve got this, brave child xx" - Michele

  • May 01, 2019 - USD $ 19.73
  • "Well wishes and love" - Amy & Nick du Toit

  • May 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I don't know you but know those that love and believe in you so here I am doing whatever I can. " - Nicole Freese

  • Apr 27, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Best wishes to Zizi for her recovery." - Sue Gordon

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Thinking of you as you and sending you so much strength and love ?? " - Kelly-ann

  • Apr 16, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Wishing Zizi well with her treatment. Thank you James and Laura for this wonderful initiative" - John & Gill Barnett

  • Apr 15, 2019 - R 800.00
  • "You’re doing great Zizi. Stay strong. We love you and your family " - Lauren

  • Apr 15, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "All the best and wishing you strenght." - Ilchen

  • Apr 14, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Praying for full recovery Zizi." - Gail & Andy

  • Apr 14, 2019 - USD $ 37.69
  • "You were such a good friend to my granddaughter Maya and her parents-Shan and Dan JAckofsky" - Judy and Larry Nock and family

  • Apr 13, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "With love from Geanine" - geanine

  • Apr 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Sending all my prayers to Zizi, Zaza and you guys James! Well done for taking action to help Zizi! We need more of this in the world <3 " - Holly Durant

  • Apr 13, 2019 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Sending love and blessings!" - Bennett K

  • Apr 13, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Sending love to Zizi " - TReetops Guesthouse

  • Apr 13, 2019 - USD $ 35.83
  • "We are here with you Zizi all the way. Keep fighting" - Maya Jackofsky

  • Apr 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good human" - Bretto

  • Apr 13, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Praying for u Zizi" - Wendy C

  • Apr 13, 2019 - USD $ 15.08
  • "Sending positivity and strength to Zizi x " - Hayley

  • Apr 12, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck Zizi" - Riaan & Vasti

  • Apr 12, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Well done James. Love to Zizi" - John and Terri

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Good luck Zizi, stay strong." - Linda Dent

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Well done James for organising this initiative" - The Medcalf's

  • Apr 11, 2019 - USD $ 21.21
  • "God's blessings to Zizi" - Terri from Illinois, USA

  • Apr 11, 2019 - USD $ 37.81
  • "sending Love to Ziti" - Bnidar's

  • Apr 11, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thinking of you all" - Bev

  • Apr 11, 2019 - USD $ 21.56
  • "Here’s to helping Zizi get all the support she needs! " - Kim And Mick

  • Apr 11, 2019 - USD $ 10.78
  • "Good luck with this battle. Stay strong " - Leanne

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Donations to date

R 16 591.41

Fundraising target

R 15 000.00
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James is crowdfunding to support Zizi (18) from Cape Town who was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma