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Elaine's Cancer Treatment

Organized by: Gift Makwala

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May 09, 2017

Hello everyone . A lot has happened since the last update. In December 2016, the tumor in the right eye continued growing despite treatment. See More

THE STORY:

Elaine born 29 June 2015 in Harare Zimbabwe brought loads of joy to her mom and dad. Her older sister Samara was finally excited to have a little sister to pamper and to take care of. For 6 months everything was perfect - Elaine grew the hearts of everyone around her and it felt like she had been part of the family for years. However, after her 6 month birthday, Elaine was diagnosed with bi-lateral retinoblastoma – a rare form of malignant cancer that rapidly develops from the retina. The first concern was that her life was in danger as the cancer could spread outside of the eyes to the brain and the second concern was that she would lose her eyesight. The devastation this brought to the family cannot be expressed in words. With the help of friends and family, Elaine was able to begin treatment in Johannesburg, South Africa at St John Hospital as treatment options in Zimbabwe are limited. Elaine was put the conventional medical approach of chemotherapy and regular check-ups, but as a family we also put her on natural treatment program that complimented the conventional medicine. After 6 cycles of chemo and 6 months of natural treatment, the tumor in her eyes are inactive and in regression. Her vision – especially in the left eye is good. She has responded really well to treatment. This has been a miracle and Elaine has kept her smile and has fought through in the last few months. Many thanks to friends and family who have walked with Elaine in this process. More needs to be done – Elaine still needs to travel every month to Johannesburg from Harare for reviews. The right eye – whilst responding well to treatment is still a concern to doctors. Join this fight for Elaine – for the continued progress of her eyes. As a family, our expectation is for her to be cancer free and to have her eyesight fully restored.

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19% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Hellen Nyatsambo

Hellen Nyatsambo

DONATION: $100

All the best Elaine! 1 year ago

Tendai Tendengu

Tendai Tendengu

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Melleray love

Melleray love

DONATION: $50

She is a fighter 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Johno

Johno

DONATION: $100

Thoughts are with you Gift. 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Bruce S

Bruce S

DONATION: $100

All the best Mak, you are in our thoughts 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Ritchie

Ritchie

DONATION: $100

Hope all goes well mate 1 year ago

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