Category Archives: Our kids

On the waiting list

Wendy Shabangu, born in December 2010, desperately needs help. She’s currently lying in an ICU bed at Steve Biko Academic hospital, having been diagnosed with a Truncus Ateriosus Type 2 and a Large Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). Truncus arteriosus is … Continue reading

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Where are they now?

Damilola Ayinda was born in Nigeria on the 6th of August 2006 but unbeknownst to her parents, her heart was a ticking time-bomb. She was born with a defect called a Truncus arteriosus, a rare type of congenital heart disease … Continue reading

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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! Dearest Lynda I, Mrs. Backus, hope this email reaches you in the best of health. I hope your year has begun … Continue reading

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Just discharged!

After 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Where are they now?

Eunice Mathebula In 2006 when Eunice was 14, her life changed dramatically. Having never really had health complications in the past, Eunice was surprised when she collapsed at her Mphumelanga school after a spell of “not feeling well”. She wasn’t … Continue reading

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Little Louis needs your help

When Louis Pretorius and his twin brother were born on the 19th of October 2008, their parents were full of hopes and dreams for their children – as many parents are. But both Louis and his brother were born with … Continue reading

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Montecasino hosts our Christmas Party

For the children of the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF), the 9th December was a day to remember as Montecasino treated them to an afternoon of fun and spoils just in time for Christmas. With the aim of bringing … Continue reading

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Helping our angels Reach for a Dream

For 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 … Continue reading

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Africa update

Here is a quick update on our progress in reaching patients from all over Africa. SA is by far the biggest, but we’re hoping that with our skills and development initiatives, we can soon see regional cardiac “hubs” being set … Continue reading

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