A word from the CEO

clip_image002Viva Bafana and all the other teams that have congregated within South Africa for this historic World Cup! I have never experienced anything like the soccer fever here in Johannesburg—it’s totally
palpable!

We have had a really great quarter here at WSPCCA. Our first WSPCCA partner’s feedback breakfast was well attended and such updates are proving to be worthwhile. Many thanks to Protea Hotel Group for their continued sponsorship of these breakfasts and also to Pieter at Protea Hotel Victoria Junxion, for my sponsored
accommodation while visiting both the Netcare Christiaan Barnard and Red Cross Children’s
Hospital Projects.

Our  Sheikha Al Jalila House has already provided peaceful accommodation for 50 mothers! It is now beautifully decorated on the exterior walls, as well as an inside wall and a huge blackboard wall too, all compliments of King David Victory Park art students! International visitors have included Bayer as well as the German Heart for Heart team, who visited us pre-World Cup and filmed the über enthusiastic Netcare Sunninghill staff performing the “Diski Dance” all captured by, and to be shown on, Munich TV!

Our darling Mama Albertina Sisulu is in good health and will be celebrating her 92nd birthday with us again on the 21st of October this year. Details of this forthcoming “High Tea Birthday Celebration” will be circulated to one and all. I will be taking her well wishes with me to the newly formed Cardiac Trust of Zambia. More about this visit in a

Our congratulations also go to Cian Mac Eochiadh from our PR agency, Tribeca PR, who is the proud dad of a bonny baby boy—Sean Robert – born on the 14th June! The 24th also saw the arrival of WSPCCA trustee Ayanda Sisulu-Dunstan’s little Ayerton. Not to be outdone, Dr. Johan Brink was also recently awarded with the Lebero Fatti medal. Congrats to you all!

A very big thank you to our donors whose generosity allows us to continue to achieve our goals, to our service providers for performing the miracles of heart intervention and correction and to the hard
working nursing staff who are the 24/7 support to the babies and children as well as to our parents.  Also, thank to our trustees for their guidance and moral support.

God Bless and enjoy the rest of the soccer World Cup!

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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