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DANIEL ROCK APPEAL
Daniel Rock is a 10 year old South African boy who lives in Johannesburg with his twin brother, older sister and parents. He has an eternal smile and an amazingly positive outlook on life, just like any 10 year old - except Daniel is not like any other 10 year old.
Since he was first diagnosed with cancer, Daniel has undergone extensive surgery and radiation. It appeared that the treatment was successful and we celebrated the miracle. Unfortunately, as often occurs with this insidious disease, the celebrations were short-lived and Daniel’s most recent brain scan and spinal MRI have revealed that he has a progressive tumour.
According to Dr Jonathan Finlay, the Director, Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Ohio and one of the pre-eminent specialists in the world in the treatment of this specific cancer, Daniel’s only chance for a cure is to undergo “reintroduction of remission” chemotherapy followed by collection and cryo-preservation of stem cells and their reintroduction, culminating in irradiation to any residual lesions.
Unfortunately, this treatment is not registered in South Africa. Nor is there the expertise available to administer this treatment in South Africa.
Daniel is currently receiving the first phase of chemotherapy treatment in South Africa. This is mostly being covered by our Medical Aid. However, the continuation of phase two of the treatment, as described above, can only be performed overseas. We intend taking Daniel to the USA for the completion of this second phase shortly.
The estimated cost of this treatment, which needs to be paid upfront, is $450 000. To date, we have been successful in raising approximately half of this amount.
We have established a Trust Fund which will be administered by Werksmans Attorneys to raise these funds.
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