Sadly we lost vivacious, twenty year old Charlynn Brower on 25th November. She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in November 2005 at the age of 15 after heavy nose bleeds and back pain. She went into remission in 2006 but relapsed in January 2009.
Neither of Charlynn’s older brothers were her bone marrow stem cell donor match nor could Charlynn find an unrelated match within her ethnic group.
Her illness didn’t deter her from pursuing her passion for dancing. She was very involved in Belly Dancing and will be sorely missed by everyone at her dancing school. Charlynn dreamt of being a fashion designer and would design beautiful outfits during her long stays at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in KwaZulu Natal.
Charlynn loved music, playing softball and doing girly stuff with her friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with her extended family who stood by her side through her long illness which she fought with such great courage.