The Rankin family, are heart broken as Phil, husband, father, Oupa and friend was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. They are from Kingston Farm, Centenary, Zimbabwe.
In 2016 they were violently evicted from our farm of 33yrs. They are the legal title holders. They have legal documents to prove ownership from the current government. They are waiting for procedures to be implemented since Dec 2018.
At this stage they have used up their savings and support from generous friends. Our Zimbabwe oncologist has referred Phil to get targeted radiation treatment in South Africa or India within the next month. Flights/transport, accommodation and drugs are all extra expenses which they will need.
They are on the local medical aid scheme but because of the situation in the country it is exhausted.
Phil has had 10 Radiation treatments already in Zimbabwe, however these have not been targeted radiation. There is no such machine supplied in Zimbabwe. Along with this Phil has had 2 chemotherapy intravenous treatments which thus far have slightly shrunk the tumor in his left lung. He now has started a targeted chemo therapy which the medication required cannot even be obtained in Zimbabwe and if found elsewhere needs to bought in at an astronomical cost.
They are told the cost will be $20,000USD at least. They ask you consider joining with them in prayer and financially. Any amount given will be deeply appreciated. They continue to pray and find strength.
"God bless each and everyone of you". -Phil & Anita Rankin.
We are so grateful for all the support so far. We as a family have asked Pastor Thomas Jackson to ensure we receive the funds raised and that they will be Given to Phil. Thank you all. From Tanya MacTavish xxx