Give Liz Life!!!

This is Liz Black - aka Lizzie, Bizzie, Lisabeth, mom to Jen, stepmom to Jamie, partner to Brandon, sister, cousin, friend and just all round amazing person. I have the privilege of calling Liz my cousin. We have travelled, we have laughed and we have cried together. I was blessed to be there for the birth of Jen (her miracle) and I hope we can be of some help. Liz has overcome SO many challenges - she lost her mom to cancer in her 2001, her dad to Parkinson’s and in 2010 - what she thought was a benign growth in her foot ended up being a sinovial sarcoma (cancer). And the only way the doctors treat it is to cut it out. So - Liz lost her lower left leg to save her life. After intense chemo we thought she had beaten it!In 2014 Liz had her miracle baby - Jen - who has been a complete blessing in her life! Late 2016 - another blow!!! - the cancer was back - devastating - as it meant the first round of chemo didn’t kill the cancer!!! This involved more surgery. All seemed well until Aug 2017 when 4 more tumours were found!Liz has vowed to fight. She has endured intense, crazy chemo every 3rd week - involving a week stay and chemo 24hours a day. It’s WILD! And the chemo is shrinking the tumours. Now, Liz needs more surgery - to remove a few ribs, some of her lungs and chest cavity. This life saving treatment can ONLY be done in the US. As you can imagine - the costs are astronomical - ZAR1.5-2m/USD170k excl flights etc. But - it’s her only chance! An appeal will be made to medical aid but the majority of the costs will need to be borne by Liz. With each contribution - be it big or small - we can get Liz one step closer to seeing her baby grow up. So - if it’s zar50 or zar5000 - they contribute to funds to get Liz to the US, pay for the operation and return to us. We so appreciate the help. Thank you. Let’s give Liz life! Xxxxoooo

Donations

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  • James Deane 
    • $150 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Tamsin Horsfall  
    • $1,000 
    • 35 mos
  • D Wills 
    • $30 
    • 35 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $88 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer

Di Betz VanderMerwe 
Organizer
Freshwater NSW
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