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Salome's fight to beat Cancer
£3,965 raised
79% of £5k goal
30 contributors
2 Years running

As most of you already know, our dear friend Salome, was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago, and this cancer is treatable, however, it has now spread to other organs, and there is a more aggressive one to deal with, amongst others. 

The medical bills are adding up, and the medical aid will not pay, so this is where we come in, lets make it very simple...

She is our friend, and she needs our help!!!

PLEASE NOTE ANYONE WISHING TO DONATE FROM NAMIBIA OR SOUTH AFRICA, PLEASE SPEAK DIRECTLY TO SALOME'S BROTHER, JOHAN KOTZE. IF YOU'RE FROM ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, PLEASE USE THIS PAGE,

THANK YOU XXX

Here is a message from Salome:

Buckle Up! I'm sure that's what Dr Eagles whispered as I walked all shocked and in disbelief from his office. He had just told me that at the ripe old age of 38 I have both Rectal and Colon Cancer. An aggressive tumor that can drastically change my future, 4 cm into my rectum, and a slightly less aggressive tumor in my Colon 15cm in. I had no idea how fast everything would happen after that.

By then I already knew that my Medical Aid had rejected my Sigmoidoscopy procedure that led to the discovery of my tumors. They said no as they see it as a"pre-existing" medical condition. "Cancer does not develop overnight Mrs Pope". This is a complete pain in the ass (No pun intended) but I have to add in their defense that I had only joined their aid two months prior.

I was immediately referred to Dr Zietsman, the best oncologist in Namibia, who had arranged within days for me to start my Glow in the Dark Radiation Therapy together with Chemo (in tablet form). This takes place every day for 5 to 6 weeks with a break over the weekends to let me body rest. We will then have an Operation to see how much of the Bad Boy Rectum tumor we can remove. Then continue with another 4 months of stronger chemo which has been upgraded to 6 months of a much stronger chemo due to further secondary cancer spreads in my right lung and also my liver which were detected only last week.

The support from my family and friends is unbelievable. My mother and father have been wonderfully positive and reassuring me without worry that everything will be ok financially. It is really difficult for me as my parents, now retired and pensioners, are willing to spend all their hard earned savings and pension money on my medical bills. Their loving daughter who they adore so much will bleed them dry financially.

But then my brother and very dear friends decided that they will start campaigning for donations. I have been overwhelmed by this gesture and I am extremely grateful for what has been done and the donations received so far. For those people who donated anonymously and who I haven't been able to personally thank - Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you Russel and Mark, my brother Johan, my mum Minnie and my Dad Johan, Bernidine and all other of my friends involved that I'm not even aware off. You guys are fantastic! You are making my sleepless nights worry less and less of a problem. Thanks to everyone that has offered to drive me to hospital and keep me company. Thanks to everyone who has offered to send me stuff like creams and lotions and whatever I need. Also thank you to everyone that has called or sent a message of love and hope. I remain positve that I will kick this disease to kingdom come. Every single message keeps my spirits uplifted as it shows me how much I'm loved.

You can also email me on salomepope@googlemail.com. I may not be able to respond immediately but please bear with me and I will reply.

Blessings to everyone and only good thoughts to all. I'm blessed to have you walk with me on this journey. xxxxxx

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