Today I am posting about something a little different. I do not post appeals as a rule however this little boy needs our help fast.
Tristan Smit is a beautiful, happy two and a half year old toddler. As a sixteen month old he was diagnosed with a brain tumour which after careful consideration was removed.
Unfortunately, at the age of two and a half , Tristan’s tumour reappeared in the brain and tests had South African doctors believing that the cancer has spread down his spine leaving his small body terminally ill.
The type of cancer affecting Tristan is called Ependymoma. Doctors in South Africa are unable to do anything to help him at this stage, and if left untreated his condition will ultimately lead to paralysis and death. Tristan has, however, been offered a respite as a group of doctors in Texas at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have examined his case and are convinced that they will be able to help him. Tristan’s treatment in Texas is going to be very costly and his parents, Pierre and Helen Smit, are desperate to raise enough funds to save their little boy.
Please keep this little boy in your prayers.
If any of you are in a position to make a donation please click on the link below. No amount is too small.
The donation site is hosted by a local radio station, Jacaranda 94.2 , who, through their “Good Morning Angels Project” have just donated R50 000 to get the fund started.
Time is of the essence here. I will keep you updated on Tristan’s progress.
This is also going to be posted on a good friends blog in Texas which you can read here, thereby strengthening our South African – Texas link. Thank you Mark.
PS: To other bloggers – please help me to spread this information (feel free to reblog). In our small way we can make a difference in this family’s life.
Edit: If you would like an update on Tristans progress please click here to read one.