It is with deep sadness that we are writing this post. After announcing that the youngest of the cancer patients we were supporting, 17 year old Takudzwa passing away in February 2014, we have lost another patient to this gripping disease – Sipelile Kachepa who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2012. Sipelile passed away in her relative’s home in Hatcliffe, Harare on the morning of Friday 6 June 2014.
She will be buried on Sunday 8 June 2014 in Domboshawa, Zimbabwe. Our Harare based Project Manager Marshall Mutsamwira was able to visit her home in Hatcliffe on Saturday 7 June and pay his respects on behalf of the team, along with taking food for the family and some money to assist with the funeral.
Sipelile is survived by her husband and two sons – Tafadzwa (18 years old) and Tapiwa (15 years old). We are currently supporting the oldest son Tafadzwa with school fees.
Due to our limited resources as a grassroots organisation, we can only support one son but are seeking assistance to sponsor the youngest son Tapiwa with school fees. If you are interested in supporting him, please contact ECCT by clicking here now for more information.
To honour and respect the privacy of his family, we will not be releasing any images from the funeral.