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Appeals seek $35,000 for Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada

By Diaspora Insurance News


APPEALS have been launched to help raise some $35,000 (about £20,000) to repatriate the bodies of two Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada earlier this month.

Cynthia Kaepimbua Tjituka “bravely battled” gallbladder cancer after she was diagnosed nine months ago before passing on at Brampton Civic Centre Hospital in Ontario on the 2nd of March.

“Cynthia was a devoted Christian, sister and hardworking mother of 4 children aged 20,17, 9 and 7,” wrote Vezemba Kauari who organised the GoFundMe appeal.

“She truly loved and cared for her children’s (and) was in the process of bringing her eldest child to reunite with the others.

, Appeals seek $35,000 for Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada

The late Cynthia Kaepimbua Tjituka (centre) with her family.

“Not long ago she brought her second child here in Canada. It is unfortunate for the kids and any support will be highly appreciated.”

The appeal seeks to raise $25,000 (click here to contribute) which “will be used to cover her repatriation and burial expenses to her final resting in Namibia to honour her wish”.

Meanwhile, Bernardo Pedro Mupunga Kawali, also died aged 19 at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, succumbing to lymphoma cancer.

, Appeals seek $35,000 for Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada

Bernardo Pedro Mupunga Kawali who died in Canada aged 19

Kawali was cared for by his single mother, Seslia Kauma, through the illness.

“After discovering about the diagnoses of her son with lymphoma cancer , she put everything on hold to look after him. Unfortunately on March 6, 2024 Pedro passed away at the Sick Kids hospital in Toronto,” wrote Seslia who organised the GoFundMe appeal.

“(Pedro was) a young boy full of life, humble, kind-hearted, loving and respectful, who loved his mother dearly.

“He recently graduated from Grade 12 and he was looking forward to study medicine or radiography.”

Pedro’s funding appeal seeks to raise about $15,000 (click here to donate).

“Any contribution will be highly appreciated to support the mother during this difficult time with the goal of sending his remains to Namibia, his birth country.”

 

, Appeals seek $35,000 for Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada

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