Fatima Sydow, Cape Town’s beloved celebrity chef, shared the latest update on her battle against cancer on social media, uploaded earlier today (Friday 18 August).
In the video filmed from her hospital bed, Sydow, known for her optimism, appeared troubled, as she asked viewers to maintain a positive outlook and support her in her struggle against cancer.
“Hello Everyone, I’m currently in hospital. Love you all. Stay positive, motivated and don’t give up.”
Sydow (49) is fighting soft tissue sarcoma stage 4 Cancer. An extremely rare and aggressive type of cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer in December 2020 and has been on a journey of remission and relapse in her treatment with chemotherapy.
At the beginning of August, Sydow shared some unfortunate news:
“To all my friends, extended family and followers, I have some not-so-good news to share with you all.”
“My Chemotherapy treatment has stopped working; I got the results 10 days ago. The tumours are growing again, and we have kind of run out of options.”
“My character and nature will go on, and I will live each day to the fullest and to the best of my ability. I am waiting for the cold weather to go away so I can go sit in the garden and watch the birds with my binoculars. One of my favourite things to do is I am definitely just going to take it one day at a time. Spend as much time with my family and rest.”
In her most recent video, Sydow reveals that she can no longer pursue her career as a chef and author. Cooking has always been a cherished passion for her, and her deep affection for the art has always been evident in everything she does.
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Due to not being able to work, Fatima has called upon help from friends, family, fans and followers for cash donations to help cover all the basics, from medical bills to day-to-day.
Fatima added the following banking details to her post, going on to explain that her niece would soon set up a Go Fund Me page.
“As we wait for my Go Fund me page to go live I’ll post in the meantime the Banking details.
Reference – Donation
Account No: 374855110
Branch code: 026209
Account type: Current
Swift code – SBZAZAJJ”
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