Melissa Daniels was first diagnosed in 2016, at the age of 24, with Stage III colorectal cancer whereafter her colon and rectum was removed. The Doctor made a pouch with her small intestine as a substitute. After her first chemo session, Melissa’s immune system gave in and she contracted; the Dr’s words were; “medically there is nothing we can do for her”. However, 6 months later, through faith and prayer, Melissa had recovered.
In 2019 the symptoms returned and she went to a different hospital to get a second opinion. The results… even though the previous Dr did all the preparations to remove Melissa’s rectum, he forgot to remove it. She was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Subsequently, the whole pouch and “forgotten” rectum was removed and she was given an external stoma bag.
Melissa is facing her 3rd diagnosis as the cancer had spread to her lungs and liver in 2021. Doctors are saying that her treatment options are limited, and should her treatment fail, her life expectancy is 5 years max.
Melissa is also mother to an 8 year old son, and they need all our support to get through this; all our prayers, encouragement and urgent funding. She is on Bonitas medical aid (highest plan) and pays almost R11K a month, but they are refusing to pay some of her treatment items due to scheme exclusions. She needs Avastin which is almost R36 000 per treatment, and she needs 8 treatments.
By supporting our fundraising efforts you can be directly involved in making a positive difference in her life! All proceeds from the “Joyful Heart” bracelets are donated towards Melissa`s ongoing medical care and expenses. Together we CAN change the world… one bracelet at a time!
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Joyful Heart Bracelets
The “Joyful Heart” bracelets for Melissa consist of white and purple wooden beads with silver and diamante fillers.
1. White with Heart charm.
2. White & Purple mix with Joy & Feather charms.
3. White & Purple mix with Daisy charm.