Martie Steyn and Melanoma CampaignDear family and friends,
We as a family are reaching out to you with heavy hearts and plea for help. Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Martie Steyn, at the tender age of 80, is battling a foe -melanoma. What began as a scheduled ear operation has spiralled into an agonising journey of five surgeries, including the need for a complex nose reconstruction using the forehead flap.
The diagnosis was already distressing, but during the pre - operation inspection, the physician discovered a melanoma on the nose flap. This discovery has forced us down a path filled with uncertainty, pain and mounting medical bills.
To date, Martie Steyn has shown incredible strength and resilience as she has already undergone three of the five surgeries. The total cost of these procedures has reached an overwhelming amount of R235 485. 24
The burden of these medical expenses weighs heavily on our family, as there is no medical aid to alleviate the financial strain.
This is where we turn to our community, our friends, and compassionate individuals like you. We humbly ask for your support to help us raise the funds necessary to cover the remaining two surgeries. Martie Steyn deserves to live out her golden years in comfort, free from the shadow of mounting medical debt. Your contribution, no matter the size, will bring us one step closer to ensuring her health and happiness.
Here's how you can make a difference:
Donate: Any amount, no matter how small, will make a significant impact on Martie Steyn's journey to recovery. Your generosity will directly contribute to covering the cost of her remaining surgeries.
Share: Even if you cannot contribute financially, you can still help by sharing this campaign with your friends, family and social networks. The power of social media and word of mouth can create a ripple effect of kindness and support.
Spread Awareness: Educate others about the dangers of melanoma and the importance of early detection. By raising awareness, we can prevent others from enduring the same pain and financial hardship.
Please consider opening your hearts to our family during this difficult time. Martie Steyn is not just a mother, grandmother and great- grandmother; she is a pillar in our family, a source of love and wisdom that we cherish deeply. Together, we can ensure that she receives the medical care she needs and deserves.
Thank you for taking the time to read our plea and for any support you can offer. Your kindness will forever be etched in our hearts.
With immense gratitude.