Cape Town community raise over R27k in less than 14hrs for Cancer Warrior


The community of Table View in Cape Town has come together to help a woman that has gone beyond her own diagnosis to help other cancer warriors fight.


Suzanne Long has been fighting cancer for some time now and refuses to give in. She not only fights her own battle daily, she works to support many others in the same shoes as her. Another amazing thing is that when she isn’t fighting her own cancer or helping others battle theirs, she is taking part beach clean-ups and working on projects that will benefit the community.

That is why when this phenomenal community hero announced that her cancer was spreading everywhere, people sprung up to assist her. She swallowed her own pride and asked for help.

“I have Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer ,which has spread to my Pelvis, Sacrum, Ribs, Spine, Auxillary Lump and now my Collar bone. We have exhausted most of the treatments, which have not worked, nor created the desired effects, and the only way forward is chemotherapy, but which one?

This is where you come in. The GKNOWMIX tumour gene test (conducted in Belgium), will ascertain what the best possible treatment will be for me, going forward, as it gives the Dr’s the best plan of treatment for this specific type of cancer.

The cost of the test is R44 150.00, which unfortunately our current medical aid, does not cover, and the treatment side of the Oncology benefit is nearly exhausted, and we do not have the financial means to proceed, and the test has to be done as soon as possible, as the cancer is aggressive and moving quickly.”

Friends saw her plea for assistance and immediately jumped into action. They started a Facebook Group called “Help Suzanne Fight Cancer“. Within a few hours, the group had over 600 members and people had already started donating to help pay for her testing. Within 12 hours, the group had managed to raise over R25k, half of the money needed for the tumour gene test.

Businesses in Table View have been donating items to start a massive community raffle and people have been sending their good wishes and support for the cancer warrior.

Suzanne will continue to work within the cancer community, giving love and support where ever needed. At least now, when she heads home after a day of spreading good, she will have her community standing behind her doing exactly the same.

Sources: Facebook
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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