It always seems impossible until its done

Robbie Eddles – an incredibly special and courageous 17 year old from Durban, has just relapsed for the third time. He was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was 5 years old and fought so bravely for so long, then relapsed at 10 and now again at 17. Without a Bone Marrow match he is fast running out of time as his bone marrow is now 90% Leukemic.

It’s been a very long, hard and heartbreaking journey and just as his family and friends thought his battle was over he has relapsed again. Sadly,  no match has ever been found despite  tireless efforts to try and organize donor drives all over SA. At this stage, they are running out of time and options fast. He is too sick for chemo but it seems that his oncologist who has treated him for the last 12 years has found a trial treatment available for Robbie overseas called CAR- T therapy. Unfortunately this can’t be done without a donor in the wings. The SABMR has only 77 000 people on its registry from a population of 57 million.

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We desperately need to grow The South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) and raise some much needed funds for them.​

Donations are voluntary although any amount would help towards the test or courier fees.

Each test costs the SABMR R2000.

Even if we never find a match for Robbie, growing the South African Bone Marrow Registry across ALL RACES  has always been Robbie’s biggest wish as he has lost so many friends to Leukemia over the years. He has always said that he would love this to be his legacy.

Please let me know if any of you can help in any way. Please try and get your family, friends, corporates, schools  to agree to a donor drive or fund raising initiatives.

Contact us for more information or if you need any help in any way to help organise a donor drive or fund raising initiatives.

Kerry O’Shaughnessy – Moller: 082 579 0055

They say that every positive thought is a silent prayer that will change your life….so please pray and think lots of positive thoughts and potentially save Robbie’s life and the lives of so many others waiting for a match.

#Robbieswarriors

A Special Thank You to Courier It who are sponsoring a large percentage of the cost of courier fees.

They have very kindly sponsored R10 000 every month ongoing for courier fees around the country – ( Collecting and sending off swabs)