Category Archives: For Parents

A heart-warming book launch

Source: Book Southern Africa Nadine Raal’s wrenching experience with her infant son’s congenital heart defects and subsequent surgery is detailed in her new book, Mending a Broken Heart – which was launched, appropriately, at the WSPCF’s offices as Sunninghill Hospital, … Continue reading

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Pledge your support

Whether children come from underprivileged backgrounds, or are lucky enough to have parents who can afford medical aid, the emotional strain on their parents is equal when they learn that their children are suffering from a congenital heart disorder and … Continue reading

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Cardiac Catheterisation book launched

While the corrective procedure for the majority of congenital heart disorders is surgery, there are a handful of heart conditions that do not require surgery to correct. Cardiac catheterisation, which is a diagnostic test used to determine the severity of … Continue reading

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Honouring courageous mothers

At a charity luncheon in Johannesburg the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa (WSPCCA) today celebrated motherhood and honoured the mothers of children with congenital heart disorders for the vital role that they play in supporting their children. The … Continue reading

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Second parents’ guide—Cardiac catheterisation book on the way

While the corrective procedure for the majority of congenital heart disorders is surgery, there are a handful of heart conditions that do not require surgery to correct. Cardiac catheterisation, a diagnostic test used to determine the severity of a heart … Continue reading

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“Mending a Broken Heart” book launched

Finding out that your child has a heart problem and needs surgery can be too much for parents to bear.  In the heat of the moment, it can often be very difficult to comprehend everything that the doctors say about … Continue reading

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