Louis didn’t make it

You’ll remember the story we posted late last year (here) about little Louis Pretorius who was struggling with a complex congenital heart disorder, which required a number of operations to fix. 

While there were many people working tirelessly to raise the necessary funds to help Louis with his next surgery, he sadly, didn’t make it through the festive season and passed away on New Year’s Day.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.


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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One Response to Louis didn’t make it

  1. Lauren Lombard says:

    My deepest condolences to the family of this precious child. My son Zachary had his heart operation seven years ago now and every day I think about all the parents going through the same thing we did and I visit the remembrance wall every time I am in the Sunninghill area. May God bless every parent who has a special child with a special heart!!

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