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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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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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Where are they now?

Born on 21/4/05, Nombulelo Tshbalala—”Buli” to us—didn’t have an easy beginning to her life. Her mom, Khosi, noticed from very early that she wasn’t well. Her lips were always turning blue and she often struggled to breathe. Khosi rushed her … Continue reading

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Where are they now?

If ever there was a test of faith for Henk and Juanita Van Zyl, two missionaries who run the Shalom Children’s Home in Heidelberg, it was the ordeal that their son, Michael, went through in the months after his birth … Continue reading

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Where are they now?

When Jamie Lee came to us at the WSPCCA, she had been diagnosed at birth with a ventricular septal defect (a hole in her heart), which, although a life-threatening disorder, is one of the most repairable conditions in children. As … Continue reading

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