Brenden Cook makes history


One of our little heroes made history recently as he ran out onto the field alongside the Springbok Rugby team in what is the first International Rugby match to take place at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Soweto.

Brendan, who was operated on in 2008 at the WSPCCA, sponsored by the Vodacom Foundation, had an abnormal heart rhythm, which was very successfully corrected and left him free to partake in his favourite sports, which include rugby and cricket.

What an amazing opportunity for him, and what a fantastic example of how effective early intervention and the relevant corrective surgery can make all the difference in the lives of children who really need it.

Well done Brenden and thank you Vodacom Foundation and the Springboks!


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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