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Teacher Tammy was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer and has fought bravely but sadly her treatment options have run out, her students started a fund for a new kind of treatment.


If you sit and think back on when you were in school, you can remember that one teacher who was your absolute favourite teacher of all. We all have one or two and if they ever needed something, we would have been the first to try and help.

That is exactly what three children are doing for their favourite teacher.

“Teacher Tammy is one of those amazing music teachers that you wish all kids could be exposed to. Full of verve, energy and tons of enthusiasm, Tammy has spent most of her life dedicated to inspiring and teaching generations of new musicians, be it piano, vocals or drums. She has two young kids and a few years ago Tammy was diagnosed with bone cancer.”

The blessed music teacher has fought a tough battle and sadly come to the end of treatment. Her doctors feel there isn’t much else that can be done by Western Medicine. There is a homoeopathic treatment that has proven to work and this is now teacher Tammy’s only option.

With all her funding dried up from past treatments, her students decided to come together to raise the money needed to pay for two homoeopathic treatments.

“She’s fought back bravely but now her funds have been nearly completely decimated. The doctors have said that there is nothing further they can do, but there is an alternative homoeopathic treatment which has proven successful before. We’re asking you to open your hearts and help us raise R60 000 that will pay for two rounds of treatment. With it comes the hope that Tammy will be around to continue to inspire many more kids for years to come.”


The supportive kids made a video in the hopes that it would inspire people to donate to their BackaBuddy crowdfund. You can find out more about how to support teacher Tammy here.

Sources: BackaBuddy
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