At the celebration of Mama Albertina Sisulu’s 91st birthday last October, the “Heart for Heart – Foundation for Life!“ very
generously sponsored 11 children who desperately needed
life-saving open heart surgery.
This is in addition to the 11 children that the Foundation already sponsored earlier in 2009, bringing the total number of children saved by the Lejeunes and the Heart for Heart Foundation to 22. So far, eight of the 11 have already been operated on.
The sponsorship also came with a donation of €10,000, which was used to help a two-week old baby who, after being born, was put into a plastic bag and left between some train tracks near
Someone heard the baby’s whimpers and called the police, who took the baby to Arwyp Hospital. After a thorough examination, it was found that the child had a hole in her heart. The WSPCCA was then informed and after speaking with Lynda, the “Heart for Heart Foundation” decided to take over the costs of the baby’s operation as a birthday present to Albertina. Sisulu. The baby was then named Grace-Angel.
Grace will be reviewed in October and the last two children will be selected from a waiting list in East London.