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Congratulations to Jacqulene Fouché Nagel, the lucky #WINNER of our "Ticket to Thailand" fundraiser raffle (ticket #0050) - she has won herself a well-deserved 7 day vacation to Phuket!!! 🍹✈️🌴🌞🌊

Thank you to everyone who entered and supported this fundraising initiative for our children. <3 🎗
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Mila Koekemoer (9 yr.) from Brackenfell in Cape Town, has been diagnosed with cancer on the 2nd of January 2020.

While Mila and mom, Michelle, were away on holiday, she started complaining about tummy cramps. On 29 December 2019, Michelle took her for X-rays, which appeared to only be a blockage, and Mila was given medication to treat that. A Dr in Cape Town then saw a little mark right at the top of the X-ray and requested for her to have another X-ray done, but higher up, including the tummy and chest area. What seemed like an “air bubble” around her lung area was actually a mass without a name.

She was immediately referred to Tygerberg Hospital`s Oncology Department as they have one of the best facilities for treatment there. Two Biopsies were taken at Tygerberg Hospital from both her hips to get bone marrow on 2 January, along with blood tests. Still they couldn’t identify the exact cancer or the stage. Mila then underwent more surgery on 3 January 2020 at the Vincent Palotti hospital so they can get a larger chunk from the biopsy, and a port was inserted in her right upper-chest area for future chemo treatment.

On the 15th of January, after loads more tests, it was established that Mila has Neuroblastoma Cancer. The next day, Mila and Michelle spent the whole day at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital to do bone scans, to see if the cancer has spread. Thankfully it did not show in her bones, so it hasn’t spread.

Mila went for her first chemo on 17/01/2020; and had a severe allergic reaction to the first of 3 chemo drips. As soon as the first drop entered her body she turned red, got a rush and loads of bumps under her skin, and could not breathe. She then received a double dose of the antidote to start her breathing again.

The alternative chemo drip is not in stock anywhere in South Africa, and has to be sourced and imported. Help us reach the fundraising target of 5 Million Rand to ensure Mila gets the best treatment and aftercare of this disease, which may include treatment outside of South Africa. Together we can give her a fighting chance and change her world, one bracelet at a time!

Miracle For Mila Fund <3 Arms of Mercy NPC #nonprofit #fundraising #charmachild #childhoodcancer
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Arms of Mercy NPC is feeling hopeful.
#Fundraising for Mila Koekemoer
Stage III #Neuroblastoma #Cancer

🎗Let Love Grow Ladies` Bracelets - consisting of black or turquoise wooden beads with a Tree of Life-Heart charm. R30 per bracelet.
🎗Let Love Grow Men`s Bracelet - consisting of black wooden beads with infinity charm. R30 per bracelet.

ORDERS: For orders please contact the agent in your area or shop online at www.armsofmercy.org.za/shop.

Alternatively, please consider a donation; any and all donations welcome. Visit www.armsofmercy.org.za/donate.

Mila`s story: https://www.armsofmercy.org.za/childrens-stories/mila-koekemoer-neuroblastoma-cancer-fundraising/
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God doesn’t deliver us from every challenge, most of the time, He takes us through the challenge. Don’t worry about what you’re facing, God’s got this! Live from a place of peace, a place of rest. God hasn’t failed you in the past; He’s not going to fail you now! “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12
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What Reece does most afternoon's. He just has no energy after school. He will wake up for supper and go back to sleep. I am really hoping tomorrow we get some answers. And then Monday we see the physician who hopefully help with alot of the other stuff going on.
We however do have to pay him upfront. R900 for the consultation R400 for the Ecg and R1000 for a lung test. I just do not have it.
Anyway we have to be at the hospital at 7am tomorrow morning and Reece is first on the list. We still dont know exactly what is going to happen but i will keep you all posted. Thank you for all the love and for truly caring about Reece❤