I am a 24-year-old girl. Born and bred in Cape Town.I live in Khayelitsha. In August 2011 I was diagnosed with a rare tumour in my left knee, called “Giant Cell Tumour” I was distraught. At the age of 19, I met Dr. Keith Hosking, a bone salvage specialist who started this journey with me. He removed the tumour and gave me titanium prosthesis.
I went about my life studying towards a BA PPE at UNISA. When in 2013 it hit me again in the left hip the same tumour. The doctor said it was rare, but they have never seen a recurrence so they did what they thought best. They gave me a left hip replacement.
Now it is 2017 and its back again in my pelvis. With more complications than before. Alongside that im being treated for Deep vein thrombosis and I survived a pulmonary embolism, as they caught the clot just in time, Doctors are baffled. They have no clue what next, they can’t replace my pelvis. 2nd of June 2017 they removed some of the tumour, but could not get all of it.
There’s a drug called Denosumab which is not available in South Africa yet. Its R5000 for 1 and I need a monthly dose (1 injection per month) for the next 5 years. Which is pending medical aid authorisation since my diagnosis in June 2017. The medical aid is giving us the run around. And I am running out of time.You may
You may ask well you are 24 get a job. I have and am drowning in medical debt. I have judgments to my name. I have court summons. I don’t know anymore. I have absolutely no clue where to from here. What I do know is that I don’t want to die. Not before I have achieved all I have set out for myself.My parents have helped me so much, but their finances
My parents have helped me so much, but their finances does not allow them to help me any further. I am tired of being strong and I need help and I need someone else to be strong for me.
So Please, if you are reading this help me restart my life. Help me dream again, help me smile again. I am praying for a miracle. I need a miracle. I pray you can help me. Thank you for reading this.
Love: Angelina Lese