Beitbridge Family Seeks Urgent Aid for Father’s Cancer Surgery: How to Help

March 18, 2024
Cancer | Report Focus News
Mr. Laston Kwinika, 64, confronts a 17-year battle with cancer

A Beitbridge family is facing a daunting challenge as Mr. Laston Kwinika, 64, confronts a 17-year battle with cancer, characterized by a significant growth that has engulfed three-quarters of his mouth, rendering him unable to speak and eat properly. His wife, Mrs. Milliet Ndou, is making a heartfelt appeal to the community for financial assistance to fund a critical operation at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, which could offer Mr. Kwinika a chance at recovery. The operation is priced at US$800, a sum beyond the family’s current means.

Over the years, Mr. Kwinika’s condition has necessitated seeking medical help across several major hospitals in South Africa and Bulawayo, though these efforts have yet to yield a successful treatment path. The recommendation for surgery in Harare represents a beacon of hope for the Kwinika family, who have exhausted much of their resources, including selling livestock, in their quest for a cure. Despite the generosity of family members who have supported them with material resources and food, the financial hurdle for the operation remains a significant obstacle.

The couple’s reliance on a basic diet highlights the severity of Mr. Kwinika’s condition and underscores the urgent need for medical intervention. With their four children also facing their struggles, raising the necessary funds for the operation has proven to be a formidable challenge.

In a bid to mobilize support, the family is reaching out to the community, seeking donations that could pave the way for Mr. Kwinika’s surgery and subsequent recovery. This appeal is not just for financial assistance but a call to action for community solidarity to help one of their own during a time of dire need.

The Kwinika family’s plight is a poignant reminder of the challenges many face when confronting serious health issues without adequate resources. It underscores the importance of community support and the impact it can have on individuals’ lives during their most vulnerable moments.

Contributions from individuals and organizations willing to support Mr. Kwinika can make a significant difference in his life, offering him a chance to overcome this long-standing battle with cancer. Those interested in offering their support can contact Mrs. Ndou directly or visit the family’s home in Ha-Mahuhushe village, 5 km east of Lutumba growth point in Beitbridge.

This story is not just about the fight against cancer but about the power of community, compassion, and collective action in the face of adversity. It’s a call to arms for those who can help, ensuring that the Kwinika family does not face this challenge alone.

Those willing to help can contact Mrs Ndou on 0782 360 383 and 0777 484 114 or visit the couple in Ha-Mahuhushe village, 5 km east of Lutumba growth point in Beitbridge.