Merry Christmas: 25 December Food Delivery For Patients!

Virimayi (far left) who had his cancerous jaw mass removed this year + his family receiving their hampers in their festively decorated home in Hatcliffe, Harare.

Virimayi (far left) who had his cancerous jaw mass removed this year + his family receiving their hampers in their festively decorated home in Hatcliffe, Harare.

Ever since we launched the Sponsor a Cancer Patient Campaign in 2013 to support five marginalized cancer patients in Zimbabwe, we have had many happy moments! We found five patients to support in October 2012 (click here to see them in video). We started fundraising and receiving donations to support them towards the end of 2012 and in January 2013, we started actively supporting them with medical needs, food and school fees for their children. Click here to read the September 2013 update and here to read another happy, moving story which came about due to one of our lovely donors.

We had to make our first Christmas with the patients we support extra special and decided to deliver Christmas food hampers to them on Christmas Day last week! Please see below for images of them receiving their hampers.

A family representative receiving the food hampers on behalf of Takudzwa, 17 year old and the youngest of our patients. Takudzwa has a cancer which affects the bones - Ewing Sarcoma.

A family representative receiving the food hampers on behalf of Takudzwa, 17 year old and the youngest of our patients. Takudzwa has a cancer which affects the bones – Ewing Sarcoma. He lives with his family in inner city Harare.

Sipelile (left) who has cervical cancer with her husband outside their home in Hatcliffe, Harare and happily receiving their Christmas Day hampers.

Sipelile (left) who has cervical cancer with her husband outside their home in Hatcliffe, Harare happily receiving their Christmas Day hampers.

The sister of Sarah, one of the patients we support who has cervical cancer - outside their home in Hatcliffe, Harare. Sarah was in Marondera on this day.

The sister of Sarah, one of the patients we support – outside their home in Hatcliffe, Harare. Sarah has cervical cancer. On this day, she was in Marondera – a town outside of Harare, where her son George who we support, attends school.

Marcia (left) the daughter of one of the patients we support - Rejoice, outside their home in Hatcliffe, Harare. We also support Marcia with school fees. On the right is Rejoice's son-in-law. Rejoice was not home when we arrived with the hampers.

Marcia (left) the daughter of one of the patients we support – Rejoice, outside their home in Hatcliffe, Harare. We also support Marcia with school fees. On the right is Rejoice’s son-in-law. Rejoice was not home when we arrived with the hampers.

We would like to give a big THANK YOU to all our donors in 2013! You have brought a smile and helping hand to these people by helping them with food to nourish their bodies as they bravely battle their cancer and also eased their worry of how to feed their families.

*2014 will be a big year for ECCT as we plan and prepare to help the patients with sustainable projects which will enable them to start caring for themselves and their families. We will keep you updated. Meanwhile please visit our website to read about what we do by clicking here.

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