Elke Erasmus has a terminal illness.

Elke Erasmus has only weeks to live, after being diagnosed with aggressive bile duct cancer. Elke has a son of 11 and a daughter of 8-years old. She is a single parent and her children as her greatest concern. Initially, her friends approached Good Morning Angels to help them send her on their first ever sea holiday. But, Elke is not strong enough to travel that far. Now, we would just like to help them, help her spend her last months as trouble free and meaningful as possible.

 
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Initial Request

SPONSORING: The Good Morning Angels Golf Day Fund will contribute R 20 000,00 towards Elke's needs, to make her remaining time with her children as comfortable and peaceful as possible.



ORIGINAL REQUEST:



Good day,



We would like to knock on your doors for some help with our friend.



Elke Erasmus is a single parent, her husband died eight years ago in a car accident. She has two children, a boy of eleven and a girl of eight years old. She started getting ill in January last year. She has no medical aid and went to Steve Biko Hospital. She was diagnosed with yellow jaundice and they treated her for the disease. She was admitted three times into the hospital last year for jaundice..



January this year, the doctors decided to operate and found she had tumors in her bile ducts, they sent samples away to be tested and a month later told her she had "Bile Duct" cancer. She was incorrectly diagnosed with yellow jaundice to start with. Doctors at Steve Biko sent her home, saying they cannot do anything more for her, giving her only morphine medication for the pain (which is not always available at the hospital). They also told her that she only had 6 months left to live. She said she would do anything just to spend more time with her children, so we as her friends decided to get a second opinion from a private doctor (Dr. Smith - Pretoria Moot Hospital). Elke went to the private doctor on the 18 th of April 2012, and the doctor also informed her that the cancer had unfortunately spread too far and there was nothing she could do for her. If this cancer was diagnosed in time maybe she had a better chance, but unfortunately it is very aggressive.



Elke is a dear woman who never says or does anything to harm others. She and her children have never been on holiday at the sea because being a single parent she could never afford it!



We do not know for how much longer she will be with us. We would like to help her, but there is very little we can do taking her situation into account. All we ask is that our dear friend may at least have one last holiday with her children that will make her last days something special.



From her friends



Retha Bester, Erika van Geffen and Charlotte Heyns



 
 
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Jacomarie Scholtz said on 2012-05-20 18:47:50

Ek wil Elke sterkte toewens vir die stryd wat sy het. Sal vir haar en haar kinders bid. Ons het 'n vakansie huis by een van die Oos-Kus oorde in Oos-Londen. Ons nooi graag haar, haar kinders en julle wonderlike vriendinne uit om gratis hier vakansie te kom hou. Oos-Londen het 'n lughawe en julle kan 'n voertuig daar huur en vir 'n week gratis in die huis kom bly. Kontak my vir verdere besonderhede.

Estelle Adjes said on 2012-05-21 11:00:28

Liewe Elke
Ek sal vir jou en jou kindertjies bid. Die mens het nie woorde wat werklik kan uitdruk hoe mens voel nie so ek vra die Heilige Gees om vir julle en ons in te stree by God.Mag Jesus julle styf in sy arms vashou en onderskraag. Baie liefde en deernis. Estelle

Johanet Dangoumou said on 2012-06-27 09:38:40

Ek het Elke persoonlik geken die tyd wat sy by Bundu Inn werksaam was. Ons het redelik baie konferensies daar gehou en sy was die persoon met wie ek saam gewerk het. Soos tyd aangestap het, het ons kontak verloor, nadat die Bundu Inn van eienaarskap verwissel het en ek oor is na ons bemarkings departement. Ek het vanoggend toevallig na Good Morning Angels geluister, haar stem was bekend en toe op jul website ingegaan, om seker te maak dis wel die Elke wat ek geken het. My hart is baie seer, ek het Elke laaste gesien toe sy swanger was met haar jongste. Sy het baie deur gemaak in haar lewe, die tragiese dood van haar man wat in 'n motorongeluk dood gebrand het en hoe sy haar kinders alleen moes groot maak onder swaar omstandinghede. Elke was in elke opsig 'n voorbeeld vir ons almal met haar positiwiteit. Rus in vrede Elke. Ek weet jy sou sorg dat jou kinders in baie goeie hande is. Mag die Here met hulle wees in die jare wat voorlê en mag hulle, hul ma se positiwiteit oordra soos sy vir ons 'n inspirasie was.

Lizet Oelofse said on 2012-06-27 15:29:25

Liefste Elke, rus sal in ons Hemelse Vader se arms. Jy is deur so 'n moeilike tyd, nou kan jy rus vind. Ek bid vir vrede, berusting by jou geliefdes. Ek is bevoorreg om jou te kon ken. Sterkte aan almal wat hierdie wonderlike vrou geken en lief gehad het.

 
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