Realities of Cancer: ECCT Team Sheds Tears

Sipelile 41 years old sadly passed away from complications with her cervical cancer Friday 6 June 2014.

Sipelile 41 years old sadly passed away from complications with her cervical cancer Friday 6 June 2014.

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.

Sipelile and her son Tafadzwa who we will continue to support with school fees.

Sipelile and her son Tafadzwa who we will continue to support with school fees.

 

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.

Sipelile with her younger son Tapiwa during an ECCT food hampers delivery last year. Food hampers were provided by Probrands Foods Zimbabwe.

Sipelile with her younger son Tapiwa during an ECCT food hampers delivery last year. Food hampers were provided by Probrands Foods Zimbabwe.

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.

You can also see a video and read more about Sipelile’s story by clicking here now.

Clement with one of the patients we are supporting - Sipelile, outside her home in Hatcliffe. Sipelile was diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Clement an ECCT volunteer with Sipelile, outside her home in Hatcliffe during one of our previous food hamper deliveries last year. RIP Sipelile.

To honour and respect the privacy of his family, we will not be releasing any images from the funeral.

*To find out more about our work please visit the ECCT website by clicking here now.

 

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