Bea Jordaan, a little miracle, was born premature in 2019. Mom, Elna (42 yr.) with type 1 diabetes, miraculously fell pregnant and gave birth to Baby Bea. But on the 3rd of February 2020 their whole life changed when Bea was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma – a very rare cancer in the eye. Little Bea has this cancer in both her eyes.
On the 14th of February 2020 she received a port through which she will receive her chemo. She received her first chemo treatment on the 15th of February 2020. On the 20th February Bea went for a MRI scan to determine how aggressive these tumors are. This day ripped their whole life apart as they found that the tumor in the left eye measured 1.5cm x1.4cm and in the right eye, 5mm. To save Baby Bea from this cancer spreading to her whole body they had to remove her left eye completely on the 24th.
She received her second chemo treatment on 6 March at Unitas Hospital. Because of this sudden illness and operation, Elna had to resign from her job to take care of Bea. Daddy was retrenched from his job and currently works for a very small salary at a hardware store. At this stage they are completely dependent on their retired parents for financial support and transport because they currently do not own a car.
They urgently need our support to help fund the temporary prosthetic eye and all the cost pertaining to this cause. Together we can make a difference, one bracelet at a time!
Update 13 August 2020: The Doctors have found a new tumor growing in the right eye. They have started radiation every three weeks. Bea has to complete three blocks of radiation before the Doctors will decide if she needs to start with chemo. Please keep baby girl Bea, as well as her parents in your prayers.
Fundraising for Bea Jordaan
Butterfly Magic Bracelets for Bea; consisting of baby pink and light grey wooden beads with crystals – and a Butterfly, Hope-Awareness Ribbon, or Heart charm. To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online. Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome.
“Butterflies are tiny, graceful and enchanting creatures, that lead us to the bright and magical side of life.”