I started this project in May 2017, not really knowing what I was letting myself in for. The idea was that we would be participating in various sporting events throughout the year and that we would then get people to sponsor us per km, thus helping adult cancer patients to embrace their dreams. Never in my mind did I think that BUCKET OF HOPE would change my life so much. But it did… I started with this project while Elizma was still fighting cancer herself and while raising funds for other cancer patients we were also trying to embrace as many of Elizma’s dreams as we could. In March 2018 Elizma lost her fight against cancer, but she left a legacy that will last for ever. The last post that Elizma shared on Facebook was BUCKET OF HOPE and that was a sign for me… I had to continue to help to raise funds to be able to help as many cancer patients as possible. Mother Teresa once said: “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”. And that is the motto of BUCKET OF HOPE. We cannot reach all the cancer patients, but we can go out every day and try to help at least one cancer patient. And I will continue to do so.
We are helping cancer patients to embrace their dreams and seeing those happy faces and to be able to give them some of kind of hope is incredible. Dreams might vary from being on top of Table Mountain to just being able to shop while in a wheelchair. We are grateful for the opportunity presented to us every day to be able to help someone out there. We will continue to do so and want to encourage anyone who feels that he/she wants to make a difference in someone’s life to contact us and become a supporter of BUCKET OF HOPE.