Second Breast Cancer fight Campaign
I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2 in 2021, I had 16 rounds of chemo, surgery and 31 rounds of radiation. It was a very draining year physically and financially.
Unfortunately, this year, 2023 I was re-diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer on the spine, they also found 2 fractures on my spine so I had an emergency surgery to avoid permanent paralysis & I now have screws in my back and recovery is taking longer than expected since my bones are weak which means I can’t sit up for long hours or walk for more than 10 mins.
I have gone to government hospitals for help and they told me they can’t help me since I’m on stage 4 so I had to go the private health route & it’s very expensive especially since I’m unemployed and cannot exactly work since I’m physically unfit. The chemo I was on from beginning of the year 2023 (Kryxana) didn’t work at all and it was very expensive (over 25k per month) and I have very limited funds on medical aid. I’m now on new Chemo.
I’m currently in need of physio as I’m not fully mobile yet. I’m unemployed & fully dependent on friends and family for essentials, transportation to my treatment, supplements and so on. I have medical bills piling up & I’m missing important checkups since I can’t afford it, my spine needs regular checkups since it’s still weak from the surgery and the cancer.
I get admitted quite often because I get sick from the chemo and that means a lot of scans need to be done and medical aid only pays a limited amount for those, my lungs are affected as well as my heart so I'm need of oxygen assistance now and again.
I have been sharing parts of my breast cancer journey on instagram (@thefit_cancerwarrior) to share awareness and also to get some support.
Getting these funds would really mean a lot to me because then I’ll be able to cover a lot of medical expenses, essentials, daily supplements and more.
Thank you in advance.