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Big Favour: Mom diagnosed with stage four cancer goes on holiday for first time

A mom's dying wish to spend quality time with her children on holiday has finally come true.

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LISTEN:  Protea Hotels and East Toyota make a mom's dream come true:

I received a mail from Pam, whose friend Mary was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer. Starting on the left breast, it's now moved into the cervix, liver, kidneys, and lungs.

Mary has four children, Morne (15), Natasha (12), Brian (10), and Kaylee (8), who are all currently being looked after by Mary's sister. 

Mary has never been on holiday and being a single mom, finances are tight. She's unable to drive and her only income is now from a government disability grant.

Mary's wish is to simply go away for a night or two, spend a night in a hotel, and spend some quality time with her children.

Thanks to Thabo Rafuthu, the General Manager of Protea Hotels by Marriott Durban Edward - he and his team will soon be spoiling Mary and her children. The family will be spending two nights at this magnificent hotel where they'll also be treated to a silver service dinner in the room so that Mary can really just relax and unwind... without having to worry about leaving the room.

A pamper session too from Spa Effect and tickets to Shall We Dance at The Playhouse if she feels up to it.

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Protea Hotels by Marriott Durban Edward

149 O.R Tambo Parade, North Beach, Durban, South Africa

Tel: 031 337 3681

Not having transport, Llewellyn Solomon from East Toyota immediately jumped on board too and offered to not only transport Mary and her family from Eshowe to the Hotel and back, but also offered her R1,000 spending money.

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East Toyota  

139 Mangosuthu Buthelezi Street, Eshowe, 3815

Tel: 035 4741161

From all of us at East Coast Radio, we wish Mary our very best, and would like to thank Thabo and his team at Protea Hotels by Marriott Durban Edward and East Toyota for their incredible kindness and willingness to assist

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