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Help fund palliative care for Stephen (SJE) in Zimbabwe

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Paulette Scrooby (nee Edwards) for "Stephen Edwards ( SJE)"

  • $5,820.00 donated
  • 44 generous donors

Urgent funds required for palliative care for Stephen (SJE) who is battling a terminal cancer diagnosis in Zimbabwe.

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A diagnosis of two brain tumours and two lung tumours is devastating. Stephen (SJE), is facing the enormous challenge of this terminal diagnosis in Zimbabwe, a country with no social welfare, no medical support, unemployment at 95%, and hyperinflation. He has rapidly become incapacitated by the cancer, and the doctors talk of months to live. We his family and friends scattered around the world have been left with no alternative but to ask for your help.

In his life, SJE has been, a writer, published author, a musician, and a man recognised for his huge knowledge of the African bush. He famously spent 6 months canoeing the mighty Zambezi River from source to mouth during some of Southern Africa’s most turbulent years (reference his book Zambezi Odyssey), long before canoe safaris became the must do African adventure. In later years he continued to explore and write about his beloved southern Africa, her waterways, and unmapped places.

Like many older Zimbabweans, he has found himself in increasingly difficult circumstances over the last few years, he has had no regular income for some time, and now this devastating blow. Family and friends have always been important to him, over the years he took a few mates under his wing, believing always that time in the bush could fix anything! But, time in the bush is not going to fix this. He is our uncle, cousin and friend and we want very much to make sure his last journey is one of comfort and dignity.

If you are able to assist in any way with a donation, it would ease the burden of care hugely for all involved. Money raised through this page would be used to cover expenses such as living expenses, medical bills, and palliative care, and funeral costs.

Funds raised will be used to support Stephen, with no income, medical aid or governments support, things are very tough in Zimbabwe, this money will help us take care of him.

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I am part of a core group of family and friends calling ourselves Team SJE. Stephen is my uncle. Our wish is for him to receive the standard of care anyone with cancer and a terminal diagnosis deserves. Others in TeamSJE are Janine Coetzee & Avril Edwards in Cape Town, Lauren Edwards in UK, Trish Hougaard in Zimbabwe and me in New Zealand. Thank you for your help.

All funds raised benefit:

Stephen Edwards ( SJE)

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Paulette Scrooby (nee Edwards) on behalf of Stephen Edwards ( SJE).

  • $5,820.00 donated
  • 44 generous donors

$5,820 donated



This cause page was created on 15 Jul 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Dec 2017.

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