Update: baby Muhammed Backus

We recieved this wonderful e-mail from a mommy who’s boy recently underwent surgery at the Foundation.  Such wonderful news!

IMG_0870Dearest Lynda

I, Mrs. Backus, hope this email reaches you in the best of health. I hope your year has begun wonderfully and may it continue to go well for you. 

I dont know where to begin. I sincerely apologise for not keeping in touch with you since my son’s discharge from hospital. My life has been so hectic ever since, husband going abroad to study, me moving with the kids to Durban to live near family…oh it has been a stressful few months!

My heart fills up with gratitude to you and your team every time I look at my baby Muhammad as I remember him in i.c.u not very long ago in a critical condition. My words are not enough to express my thanks to you guys for your support. You will always be in my prayers.

Praise to God, Muhammad is doing well. He is able to sit and he says a few words like “mama” and “baba” clip_image001 . Muhammad is being monitored every 3 months at Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital. He will be going for the catherization in july to the abovementioned hospital.

My special thanks also go to Dr. Kinsley and Dr. Dansky. Please convey my regards to them.

Thank you

Yours truly

Mrs Backus


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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