Helping our angels Reach for a Dream

clip_image002For 22 years the Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope, joy and healing to South African children. These children between the ages of 3 and 18 years have used their dreams to fight the effects of life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and leukaemia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy, kidney failure and Blood disorders.

 

clip_image002[4]Reach For A Dream recently began to recognise cardiac disorders as a potential terminal illness and, thanks to the wonderful work that Silca at Reach For A Dream does, we’ve managed to give many of our Foundation children a dream to help them alleviate the strain that a life-threatening illness takes on these children and their families.

The partnership started with the heart-warming story of little Hezikiel Rangonza who came to the WSPCCA from Zimbabwe in 2008, and was unfortunately in an inoperable stage of his disorder—needing a total heart and lung transplant. Lynda contacted the Reach for a Dream Foundation and they generously granted him the wish of a Sandton City shopping spree, before he returned to Zimbabwe with his mom.

From then on Reach for a Dream committed to grant every sponsored child at the WSPCF a dream of their choice.

From the WSPCF and our children, we say a HEARTY thank you!

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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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