A word from the CEO

picture11Well, it’s been a very busy quarter for us here at the WSPCCA!  With all the activity around the 94.7 RAW Christmas Wish List and the very generous donation from the Vodacom Foundation, as well as our many other big-hearted partners, we’ve managed to give the gift of life to so many bright little souls this quarter.

I’d like to give our heartfelt thanks to our pharmaceutical partners, who help tremendously with keeping the cost of the surgeries that we do as low as we can.  There are too many to mention here, but you all know who you are and your generous support is, as always, very much appreciated.

Training and development for African doctors and nurses continues to be one of the many initiatives that we undertake.  To this extent, we’re always looking for partners who can support us with any help in this regard.  As I write this, we hope to be able to bring three doctors from neighbouring countries over to shadow our Paediatric Cardiologists at the Centre and to send a number of our nurses to the Paediatric Cardiac congress at the end of the year.

As always, we’re very thankful for any support we get in the way of financial donations to help pay for the childrens’ surgery. At the same time, we also have a need for certain “consumables” (e.g. nappies, toiletries, etc.).  These items go a long was towards helping us ensure that the children in our care are comfortable during their stay with us.

Yours in giving hope,
Lynda

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About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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