Family seeks assistance for 2-year-old cancer patient

Source: Family seeks assistance for 2-year-old cancer patient – The Southern Eye

A MAKOKOBA family has sent an SOS for financial assistance to settle rising medical bills and buy food for their two-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer.

Nokubonga Mpofu has been on chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2021.

Doctors confirmed that the cancer had reached stage 4.

“Doctors claim that there are very high chances that the cancer can’t be treated. I pray we can raise enough funds to go for a consultation and maybe send my daughter to get treated outside the country,” Nokubonga’s mother Matron Mpofu said yesterday.

“Being in this situation is very difficult because I can’t work and I can’t support my family financially. Sometimes I get stressed because I feel like it’s too much, I can’t take it anymore. My wish is to get help from anyone who is willing to help so that my daughter can be treated and be normal again.”

Nokubonga lives with her grandmother, her mother and three older sisters.

Mpofu is a single parent after being abandoned by her ex-husband.

“The situation has not been good for us since last year. We sold most of the property we had at home and we have been living a very difficult life,” she said.

“We were evicted from a house in Njube after failing to pay rent and the landlord dragged us to court when we failed to settle the debt.”

Mpofu and her family were recently thrown out of their rented accommodation.

The family is also struggling to pay for her treatment and consultation fees.

“We usually go from house to house begging for food and money for my daughter’s treatment and reviews,” Mpofu said.

“We have to travel to Harare for my daughter’s medical reviews at Parirenyatwa (Group of) Hospitals and it’s usually a strain on the little we have.”