Abbie gets better by the day

Lerato Ntshabele, Olly Murs and recovering Abbian Ntshabele at RVI Children's Oncology ward
Lerato Ntshabele, Olly Murs and recovering Abbian Ntshabele at RVI Children's Oncology ward

Cancer patient, Abbian ‘Abbie’ Ntshabele, is recovering well from the post-operation fungal infection that saw her re-admitted to hospital recently.

The mother of the 14-year-old girl, Lerato Ntshabele, said that after the fungal infection was washed out her daughter is getting better. She also posted a video of her daughter online and wrote on Please Help Abbie Get Well facebook page that: “Yaaay! Abbie left the room for the first time since her OP (operation). Had a bit of fun in the teenage cancer unit entertainment room. She can’t do much yet but there is progress. God is great”.

On Sunday, Lerato posted pictures of herself, Olly Murs who paid Abbie a surprise visit and her daughter who seemed happy.

Oliver Stanley (Olly Murs) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and television presenter who rose to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the sixth series of The X-Factor in 2009. He is currently signed to Epic Records in the United Kingdom, Columbia Records in the United States, and Syco Music.


Recently, Lerato announced that Abbie went back to theatre between March 27 and April 3 this year, for surgical procedures on her tummy. “A post scan on March 26, 2015 showed fluid recollection in the tummy area and unfortunately, it caused fungal infection and surgeons felt it was wise to disturb the wounds and wash out the fluid,” she explained.

Lorato said the same procedure was repeated on April 3 and Abbie was put back on ventilation for 13 days where she needed help with her breathing and is on light oxygen.

Abbie will remain hospitalised until both the surgical and medical teams are satisfied that he is fit to be released. Lorato said that Abbie has started eating and the physiotherapists have began the huge task of getting the teenager to walk again as she has not done so in months.

“It has been one step forward and two steps back but we will get there in the end,” her mother said. Abbie was taken to theatre in Belgium for an eight-hour operation on March 16 to cure the rare Metastatic Immature Teratoma cancer.

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