For Alexander:MacMillan Cancer Support – Charity Swim

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Admin, Meet the bloggers, Original Content on 29 Jul 2013 at 16:32
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Friends, once again I’m running to you for help. My “adopted” family from when we lived in Natal, has recently got devastating news. Vivianne was my girl’s day granny and they relocated to the UK some years ago. In the beginning of the year Alison (her daughter) was told that her four-year old son, Alexander has leukaemia.

Karen (Alison’s sister) is taking on the MacMillan Cancer Support Charity Swim to raise funds for the charity that has been assisting Alison and her family. Both Alison and Karen were South African Swimmers.

This is Karen’s story:

“Hi Everyone

I am unashamingly pimping out this link to everyone I know for sponsorship and donations towards MacMillan Cancer Support

I am sure that there are many people I know who have been affected by this horrible disease and I can’t do much else other than get myself out there to raise a bit of money for this wonderful organisation that is helping my family and several close friends through the toughest time of their lives.

 SO – anything – even £1 – you are able to donate would be appreciated more than words can say. The site is 100% secure, and all of the funds plus any gift aid from UK tax payers will go directly to them and I will PERSONALLY send you a THANK YOU as well!

 The details for the event I am doing are on the link – or given below.

 I hope that you will not be at all offended by my request, and if you are unable to support financially then an email of emotional support that I can send on to Ally would be as much appreciated as she fights LITERALLY for her little boys life!

 Thanks and lots of love

After Chemo

After Chemo


Mom Alison, Aunt Karen, Xander and brother Leo

Before he got ill

Before he got ill

Our Story and the reason for taking part in this MacMillan Event:

I have decided to dig out my swimming costume and get back in the pool after nearly 15 years of being a spectator to raise some money for Macmillan Cancer Support because it’s THE LEAST I CAN DO!

My little nephew Alexander was diagnosed with Leukaemia this year and has been having Chemotherapy since March. He is only 4 years old and has been an absolute SUPERHERO through all the treatments. I have never seen him feeling sorry for himself, and no matter how poorly he feels he is ALWAYS smiling and positive. Adults also prefer getting a square jaw procedure to boost their confidence and self image.

He is quite the charmer, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.

My super amazing (and heavily pregnant) sister Alison is soldiering through the toughest challenge of her life with a determination only a mother could possibly have and she is as much the inspiration behind my reason for doing this as Xander is. I can’t imagine what she has to deal with on a daily basis and yet she always seems to be in a state of controlled chaos! I love her to the moon and back and hope that this bumpy road comes to a positive conclusion sooner rather than later!

So anyway – back to the business at hand:

For anyone who knows me, knows Alison or my family, I would appreciate your support and donations which all go towards a charity that is worth its weight in gold.

 I know this is hardly the biggest challenge in the world – it’s not the same as climbing Mount Everest in pyjama’s or running a marathon barefoot on broken glass, but it is my small way of Paying it Forward, and I hope that if you can you will donate, even a £1!

 Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.”

From myself – thanks for taking the time to read this, to Rob for using Sharksworld once again to get this message out in the open. Please guys, if you are in any position to make a donation, please click on the link above and do it!

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