Marissa Nel & Associates was recently introduced to Fihliwe Ngguthwana; a 13-year-old girl who suffered from ostegenic sarcoma bone cancer and as a result had her leg amputated. 

In 2016, Fihliwe cut her foot on a broken bottle in her gravel road community. The cut just wouldn’t heal, and her leg started to swell. She was taken to a hospital who ran tests, and the results were devastating. The Doctor informed the family the only way to save Fihliwe’s life was to amputate the leg.

Fihliwe is a lucky cancer survivor and with the help of crutches moves around and is able to attend school.

Fihliwe’s passionate Principal; Tobeka Vapi from at Maganise Junior Secondary School, in Ngqeleni O.R.Tambo District, approached Marissa Nel & Associates who recently opened a branch in Mthatha to see what assistance she could source for the quiet little girl who she had noticed had become so withdrawn since the amputation.

Fihliwe’s mom Susan, who is unemployed is dedicated to Fihliwe’s health, happiness, and education.

Her story has touched Marissa Nel “We would love to be able to assist Fihliwe with her mobility so she can live life to the fullest”.

Marissa Nel & Associates has a large amount of Compression Stockings which are designed to help prevent venous disorders such as oedema, phlebitis and thrombosis which they donate to anyone who needs, and in return they ask for a donation towards their Rocking the Stocking fundraising campaign set up to exclusively raise funds towards selected
recipients. Currently all funds are being raised towards the costs of a prosthetic leg for Fihliwe.

Fihliwe says she enjoyed playing outside with the other children, but now struggles with balance and needs to rely on crutches to move around. She is excited at the prospect of getting a prosthetic leg and dreams about jumping on a jumping castle like she saw all the other children at her school do at their last fun day.


Anyone who would like to participate in this fundraising initiative to encourage to make contact with Marissa Nel & Associates: www.marissanel.co.za