FILOTIMO CANCER CHAMPIONS 

Welcome to our Filotimo Cancer Champions page

 

 

This new addition to our project is aimed at identifying those amazing people who in the face of adversity and against all the odd's not only survived but lived to tell their story.

 

We strongly believe that our ability to be able to reach more people is dependent on the growth of our Cancer Champion Program.  

By identifying Cancer Survivors, we are able to contribute positively to the mental and emotional well-being of all cancer sufferers.  Together we will Change and impact Lives!

 

As a Cancer Champion, you will be invited to take part in functions and events and to help reach out to our partners and affiliates.  We hope that our Cancer Champions will assist us in growing our partnership base as well as promoting the project with their followers on all social media platforms as well as assisting the project in raising funds.

We invite you to share your story on our Cancer Champion's page. If you are interested please can you forward a one-page summary of your journey and some photographs that we can post on our website to evy@filotimo.org.za 

 

WE ARE DEEPLY HUMBLED AND HONOURED TO BE PART OF YOUR EPIC JOURNEY

 

 

NICOLE FULLER

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR

"CANCER DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE" 

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DIANNE CHRISTOPHERS

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR

"ONE DAY YOUR STORY

WILL BE SOMEONE'S

SURVIVAL GUIDE".

MICHELLE DE GOUVEIA

TRIPLE NEGATIVE

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR

"WHAT I CAN SAY, IS THAT I WANT TO LIVE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD, FOR ALL THE REASONS A MOM DOES!"

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jeremy

maritz

THYROID CANCER SURVIVOR

"GOD NEVER LEFT MY SIDE

AND CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN ME

TO THIS DAY"

DENISE MODLIN GOLDSTEIN

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR

"LIFE IS A JOURNEY,

FOLLOW THE ROAD AND YOU WILL SUCCEED. 

BE POSITIVE AND DON'T TAKE YOUR HEALTH FOR GRANTED!"

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ABLE

MDHLULI

LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR

"KEEP STRIVING,

FOR GOD GIVES HIS

HARDEST BATTLES

TO HIS

STRONGEST SOLDIERS”

RHONA

JONES

BRAIN CANCER SURVIVOR

MY MOTTO IS....

"BE KINDER AND GENTLER"

EVERYONE YOU MEET IS FIGHTING SOME KIND OF BATTLE

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NIKKI

PENNEL

BREAST CANCER WARRIOR

NIKKI TAKES MONTY PYTHON'S ADVICE TO

“ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE”

VERY SERIOUSLY!

MARIA

DA COSTA

BONE CANCER WARRIOR

"FIGHT THE BATTLE AND

WIN THE RACE....

BY THE GRACE OF GOD"

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LIZELLE 

KNOTT

STAGE 4 METASTATIC BREAST  CANCER THRIVER & LYMPHOMA SURVIVOR

“ATTITUDE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDEAL AND AN ADVENTURE"

CLAUDIA

MENDES

SAVVIDES

CERVICAL CANCER SURVIVOR

“THE FIRE INSIDE ME BURNED BRIGHTER THAN THE FIRE AROUND ME"

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CHANTELLE

DELPORT

MELANOMA CANCER WARRIOR

"GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME

AND I HAVE SO MUCH FAITH

THAT I WILL BE HEALED!"

BRETT

ENSLIN

TESTICULAR CANCER SURVIVOR

"THE IDEA IS

NOT TO LIVE FOREVER,

BUT CREATE SOMETHING THAT WILL"

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ANGELIQUE

LYNCH

BREAST CANCER

SURVIVOR

"MY HOPE IS THAT IN SHARING MY STORY

AND STRATEGIES, I CAN INSPIRE OTHERS TO BE BOLD IN THE BOARDROOM AND IN LIFE"

DANIELLA

VAN ZYL

LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKAEMIA WARRIOR

"LEUKAEMIA CREPT UP ON ME AND TRULY KNOCKED ME OFF MY FEET"

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SCHEBONN

DE WET

STAGE IV METASTATIC MELANOMA

SURVIVOR

"THE MEANING OF LIFE IS NOT SIMPLY TO EXIST, TO SURVIVE.... BUT TO MOVE AHEAD, TO GO UP, TO ACHIEVE, TO CONQUER!"

CATHERINE THOMPSON

NON-HODGKIN'S 

T-CELL LYMPHOMA

SURVIVOR

"CONSTANT STRENGTH OF MIND AND TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF LIFE,

IS WHAT I TRY TO FOCUS ON"

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NASTASYA

KOUMARAS

TRIPLE NEGATIVE

BREAST CANCER

WARRIOR

"SURGERY, CHEMO, FERTILITY TREATMENT AND RADIATION - I'VE DONE IT ALL,

BUT I ALWAYS SMILE"

STEVE 

KELLY

BREAST CANCER

SURVIVOR

"EVERY DAY IS A GIFT. 

LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST"

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BABETTE 

LABUSCHAGNE

TRIPLE NEGATIVE

BREAST CANCER

WARRIOR

"VULNERABILITY IS NOT A WEAKNESS -

IT'S OUR GREATEST MEASURE OF COURAGE"

DRIKA

LOUW

BREAST CANCER

SURVIVOR

"BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

DO NOT DOUBT YOURSELF IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE"

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BIANCA

PARSONS

MELANOMA CANCER

WARRIOR

"I HAVE CANCER,

BUT CANCER DOENS'T HAVE ME!"

NIKOLAOS

ANGELOPOULOS

PNET (primitive neuroectodermal tumor)

SURVIVOR

"A SUPPORTIVE FAMILY, A POSITIVE ATTITUDE,

STAYING POSTIVE, BEING COURAGEOUS

A FIGHTING SPIRIT & FAITH IN GOD"

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NANIKI

SEBONI

MELANOMA CANCER

SURVIVOR

"SPEAKING IS A PRIVILEGE FOR ME,

I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO POSITIVELY 

CHANGE SOMEONE'S LIFE"

CHANEZ

ERASMUS

SYNOVIAL SARCOMA

SURVIVOR

"FIGHT YOUR BATTLE AND

WEAR YOUR SCARES WITH PRIDE....

IT IS PART OF WHAT MAKES YOU, YOU, AND YOU ARE PERFECT!"

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BIANCA

BORRILL

PAPILLARY THYROID

CARCINOMA SURVIVOR

"WE ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE,

WE NEED TO LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST"

LORI-ANNE

BIEBUYCK

BREAST CANCER

STAGE 4 HER2+ 

WARRIOR

"MEMENTO VIVERE -

REMEMBER TO LIVE"

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ROMY-ANNE

REYNEKE

TRIPLE NEGATIVE

BREAST CANCER

SURVIVOR

"I WILL TAKE THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. 

I WILL COME OUT ON TOP & 

I WILL BE HERE FOR A LONG TIME. 

I HAVE WAY TOO MANY THINGS TO DO STILL

IN MY LIFE"

ALEXIA 

OLIVER

PRIMARY MEDIASTINAL

DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL 

NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA

CANCER SURVIVOR

“THOSE WHO HAVE A WHY TO LIVE, CAN BEAR WITH ALMOST ANY HOW"

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DOMINIQUE 

SWART

STAGE 2 

TRIPLE NEGATIVE 

BREAST CANCER

SURVIVOR

“I LEANED HEAVILY INTO MY FAITH - 

I WOULD NEVER HAVE GOT THROUGH THIS PROCESS WITHOUT

MY GOD WITH ME”

ADERA

KACHIENGA

STAGE 0 & STAGE 1 

INVASIVE  

BREAST CANCER HR2+

SURVIVOR

“YEAH.. TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME

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THATO

MPHAMO

BREAST CANCER

HER2+ GRADE 3

SURVIVOR

“I FOUGHT FOR MY MOTHER….”

JOANNA

NAICKER

COLON CANCER

STAGE 4

WARRIOR

“NO ONE ESCAPES PAIN, FEAR AND SUFFERING. 

YET FROM PAIN CAN COME WISDOM, FROM FEAR CAN COME COURAGE, FROM SUFFERING CAN COME STRENGTH -

IF WE HAVE THE VIRTUE OF RESILIENCE”

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NINA

HAMPTON

BREAST CANCER

WARRIOR

INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA STAGE 1, GRADE 2

“ONE DAY YOU WILL TELL YOUR STORY OF HOW YOU'VE OVERCOME WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH NOW, AND IT WILL BECOME PART OF SOMEONE ELSE'S SURVIVAL GUIDE"

KIRSTEN

OSBORN

COLON CANCER

STAGE 4

WARRIOR

“MY THEM THAT I SHARE WITH

EVERYONE THAT KNOWS ME IS...

NOT TODAY!!!"

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ASHLEIGH

CARADAS

BREAST CANCER

SURVIVOR

“I am truly grateful for my life. Having a strong will to live is essential to survival. I threw all that I had into my passions and decided to just live it up and carry on doing all the things that make me happy"

NIKOLA

STRACHAN

STAGE 3 MELANOMA WARRIOR

“I have realised that I AM A WARRIOR and will not let this stop me from living an adventurous and meaningful life and making fantastic memories along the way."

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NATASHA 

BROWN

BRAIN CANCER

WARRIOR

“I have come this far and I am stronger than anyone thought I could be - giving up was never an option"

AMBER

WRIGHT

BREAST CANCER

WARRIOR

“I have come to rely on 2 pillars in my life: my faith and my family.

They are what have brought me through the most challenging thing that I have ever had to face"

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HESTER

OKOH

STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER

WARRIOR

“I am still alive years later to testify on how I have survived and managed to defy such a hopeless medical verdict through my stubborn and enduring faith in God".
 

RAQUEL
NEILSON

TRIPPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

WARRIOR

“I am one blessed girl.  I have had the most incredible amount of support and love. On the days I didn’t have the strength, sense of humour and energy, my family and friends had it for me".

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ERIC
PROUDFOOT

MELANOMA CANCER

WARRIOR

It’s now time for me to show some GRIT. My GRIT journey has just started and I intend to make my kids proud"