Bianca Fourie is a feisty little girl that won’t allow anything to stop her fire. She was born with a sacral pit and her skull bones started to fuse too early. She had her first MRI and CT scan when she was only five months old. After a lot of prayers and miracles, everything was sorted within a year, without too much medical intervention. Fast forward to July 2016; Bianca became jaundiced.
After going to the doctor, they said that everything was fine. On the 23rd of December 2016 she was listless and nauseous and after blood tests were done, they said she had Nephrotic Syndrome. Returning for blood tests in January 2017, it was found that her liver counts was extremely high. Bianca was diagnosed with auto-immune Hepatitis on the 14th of February 2017, and was put on a heavy dose of Prednisone, and later Azathioprine was added. All the medication was not good for her body and on 14 November 2018 she was admitted to hospital with a HB count of 0.1. The doctors prepared us for the worst as Bianca was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia – a condition where the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells for the body.
She spent the next month and a half in hospital, receiving antibiotics through IV, since she had a fever that just would not subside. She came home for Christmas day, but had to return to hospital the same afternoon. In February 2019 she was admitted to Groote Schuur Hospital where they started with chemotherapy to clean the bone marrow cavities from her bone marrow to allow her sister, Theandi`s (who is her life saver) bone marrow to have a fair chance to start growing. Following that, everything went well and she was discharged from hospital on 15 March 2019.
Her counts slowly increased and by September 2019 they were on their highest for quite a while. But then Bianca started rejecting the bone marrow and her counts started dropping again. They increased her immune-suppressants in March after communicating with doctors in Italy, as they were at a loss as to how to help her. This caused her body to fight against the medication, and resulting in her gums to get so inflamed that she couldn’t eat.
The LifeShine Wellness Centre came up in a Telegram group that her mother belongs to, and because Bianca had such severe reactions to her current medication, it was decided to pursue this route since they have a non-invasive gentle, but efficient approach. After only three visits she is feeling better and even looking better than ever in the past 3 years.
It has been an extremely difficult time for Bianca and her family. Emotionally and financially. Especially emotional for her sister who donated the bone marrow, as she had to get injections twice a day, five days prior to the harvesting of the cells.
They don’t have a medical aid. The Specialists and hospital they are in now are not part of their medical network and they have already started receiving bills galore. You can help to raise funds for Bianca`s medical care and expenses by supporting our bracelet initiative. Together we can make a positive difference and change her world!
Join the Princess Bianca Facebook Group for live updates on her progress and journey.
The Lord’s promise to her on the day that she was baptised was Jer 29.11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you and to give you a hope and a future.”
Fundraising for Bianca Fourie
Mystical Bracelets for Bianca; consisting of plum, light pink & silver wooden beads with crystals – and an Angel, Lace-Heart, or Cross charm. To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online. Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome.
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