Daisy ward for cancer fighters – Cape Town
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Hallo there LFCT Supporters!
As you know, we have adopted all the Children with Cancer at St Joseph’s Home in Cape Town. They house up to 60 Children with Cancer annually. This is a home away from home for these children, 100% of which come from very impoverished backgrounds. As part of a holistic approach to healing children, they have a school on the premisses as well which the children attend when they are well enough to do so. This is a Dept. of Education school, so all their needs are the same as yours and mine with children attending school.
Here is a detailed list of needs to kit out St Joseph’s Home Daisy Ward and Teen Cancer Fighters:
• Black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic wall paint, black->5l, white->30l, red, yellow and blue->10l each (this is for repainting the walls with beautiful murals, the current murals which was done many years ogo will need to be covered up with white first) these need to be of good quality so that it lasts well
• Sanding paper to sand down doors
• White oil paint to paint doors, 10l
• The bottom end of the room has old vinyl boards which are tattered, needs replacing or painting as well
• Air conditioners as the ward receives afternoon sun directly and in summer it is sweltering in the ward, there is only one roof fan at the moment which is not sufficient
• A wall unit to keep dvd’s in, a volunteer has bought the ward a new television set as the old one was really bad
• Built in style cupboard for keeping supplies in
• Children’s dvd’s and cd’s
• We will kit out the ward with new curtains, we need 20 drops of matching curtains
• We need 40 full bedding sets for single beds, as well as pillows
• 40 towel and facecloth sets
• They do have a jungle gym in their small play area outside, we need to supplement their equipment with balls, sand pit toys, three wheel bicycles, little black baby bikes, hoolah hoops and any sturdy toys for outside play
• Educational toys, such as puzzles, coloring books, story books, play dough sets, abacuses, paint, paper, child scissors, glue sticks, stickers, glitter, felt pieces and other craft goodies to keep them occupied when the weather is not too good.
• Clothing in sizes 1 year to 10 , preferably new, including pajamas, underwear, vests, for boys and girls, there is a shortage at the moment of boys clothing
• Small and medium size adult clothing for the teens , preferably new, including underwear, pajamas
• White school socks for the girls, long grey school socks for the boys
• School shoes and sandals in the following sizes
2 0 1
3 1 0
4 0 0
5 1 0
6 1 0
7 3 1
8 2 1
9 1 1
10 0 2
11 1 2
12 2 1
13 0 0
• Bath soaps, wet wipes, aqueas cream, baby powder, tissues, sanitary pads, diapers, toothpaste, new toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner
We are also looking for 2 new couches, 2 matching tables and 18 new chairs for the dining area. There is also only one baby high chair, we would like to give them 2/3 more in which bigger babies can be fed.
We also want to provide our Little Fighters at St Joseph’s with stationary for the new school year!
This is a great project for businesses to become involved in as LFCT is a registered NPO and there are taxation benefits when donating! Please pass this list around to as many of your friends and family here on fb as well as by email. We want to have St Joseph’s Home kitted out completely as soon as possible! The revamp of the ward will be in December when we have less children in the ward.
This is a huge project, but there is no option of going big or going home…LETS DO THIS LFCT SUPPORTERS!
Family selling everything to send child for life saving operation – Jhb
Family from Johannesburg – This is quite a heartbreaking email to send. One of our families are selling everything they own to be able to take their son to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. He needs life saving treatment which he cannot get in South Africa. The medication is available here, yes, but no staff trained to administer it. He needs to go to the US for two years to stand a chance of leading a normal life.
Reef Carneson is the youngest Bone Marrow transplant survivor in the country. He was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 5 months. He is now 3 years old and weigh only 9.2 kilograms. He cannot speak, walk, eat normally, open his hands, has severe problems with his eyesight and he has GVHD and is the only person in SA with this disease which is a direct result of the bone marrow transplant. He has been through a terrible journey with Childhood Cancer and the family needs to raise 150 000$ as a deposit for his treatment. He needs to be admitted to the hospital in LA on November 1st, 2011.
Is there any way you can post this list on your page?
Camp cot R300
Flat screen TV and stand R5500
2 x office desks and 2 office chairs R1500
Display Cabinet R500
Cadac Gas braai R1500
Golf clubs and bag R1500
Multimedia player R600
Soda stream plus R100
Kitchen scale R100
Baby cot R500
Young baby walker R100
Graco pram and car seat R1000
Toddler and baby pram R500
Old graco pram R500
Ferrari car seat R300
Car walker R100
Anyone interested can call me on 073 729 6155 for the direct contact details of Lydia Carneson, Reef’s mommy.
Thank you ever so much.