Just discharged!

clip_image002After a 2 month wait on the WSPCF waiting list, little Andrew Obeholzer had his operation done recently and has been discharged form hospital happy and healthy.

What started out as a visit to the doctor for a cold turned out to be something a lot more serious for little Andrew Oberholzer. Who, unbeknownst to his mother and father, had a small ventricular septal defect (or a hole) in his heart.

Doctors told Nicoleen, Andrew’s mother, that the surgery to repair Andrew’s heart would cost in the region of R250,000, which the family could not afford. With Andrew’s father being a mineworker, his mother a housewife and no medical aid, the funds were just not available to have the operation done.

But thanks to funds donated by MTN, Andrew was able to receive his surgery, and he is home keeping his mother on her toes.

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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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