Childhood Cancer – Be Aware!!


 

How YOU can Help:

If you or your company would like to make a contribution to helping us spread our support to even more Little Fighters and their families, we will collect donations within a 100 kilometer radius of Paarl.

Please note that we are always in need of the following:

  • Children’s clothing, sizes 3 months to 14 years
  • Non – perishable foods
  • Blankets and other bedding
  • Any products and articles that we can use for auctioning to the public as a way to generate funding

Financial Donations towards petrol, medical bills and medical equipment.

Please reference your name if payments are made directly into the Little Fighters Cancer Trust bank account, we would love to thank you for your donations.

Cash donations can be given as well, for which you will receive a receipt.

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust cannot continue any of our projects without your full and continued support. We ask of you any involvement that you would be able to offer.

Please take into consideration that these Little Fighters can only stand a fighting chance at victory with YOU in their corner.

Please contact us should you have any queries.

For more information as to how YOU can help us to help all our Little Fighters & their Families, please check our Wishlist Page as well as our Volunteering Page .

You can also check out our Projects Page to see what we are up to throughout the year.

 

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The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a registered NPO with PBO status. This affords private and corporate donors the taxation benefits as set out in Section 18A.

BEE score points are also accumulated.

Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010
NPO No: 089 376
PBO No: 930037657

 

Bank Details

Account Holder: Little Fighters Cancer Trust
Bank: FNB Paarl Mall
Account No: 62380183013
Branch code: 250057
Swift code for international donations: FIRNZAJJ
Trust Reg No: IT2817/2010

 

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Mobile Donations

 

 

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (iii): Radiation Therapy


 In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with childhood cancer!

These articles are meant to help you be the key part of your child’s treatment that you will need to be.

Take what works for you according to your situation and your child’s temperament, personality, fears, strengths, and how they deal with adversity, and leave what does not pertain to your situation.

Part 5 will deal with Different Types of Treatment and Possible Side-Effects of that treatment. As this is quite a long section, it has been split it into 5(i) Surgery 5(ii) Chemotherapy 5(iii) Radiation Therapy 5(iv) Immunotherapy and 5(v) Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine treatment (CAM) is very involved and will contain a lot of information, so that will be dealt with separately in Part 6 of this series of articles

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✨Foodie Friday ✨Boost your Immune System with these Herb Recipes


Good Afternoon, Peeps!

Today’s recipes are all about the cancer-fighting herbs that you are hopefully by now growing in your windowsill as per our posts, Creating a Cancer-Fighting Indoor Herb Garden and How to Incorporate Cancer-Fighting Herbs into your Diet.

Ensuring that your Child with Cancer (and the rest of your family) eat well and get the right amount of nutrients to help their immune system grow strong enough to fight this devastating disease is important.

Knowing how and where to get those important nutritious ingredients, as well as how to use them to best effect, is also important – these recipes will do that!

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Jump for Cancer


Remember to join Alba Equestrian Centre and the Little Fighters Cancer Trust on Sunday 23 September, 2018 for a fantastic Jump for Cancer.

Alba Livery has arrange this wonderful event to raise Childhood Cancer Awareness and Funds for LFCT as part of the September Child Cancer Awareness campaign and we are extremely excited about it!!

The event will be held at the Alba Equestrian Centre, Vissershok Road, 7550 Durbanville from 9am to 3pm and is set to be a fun-filled day with great entertainment for the whole family so come and join in the fun!

There will be classes for everyone, starting with pole on the ground and ending off with a 90/1m class ☺️

There will also be two very special classes for more ambitious riders:

  • 70cm Darby: In this class you’ll have the opportunity to jump some funny jumps, including our bank 🎊🎉
  • Chase me Charlie: This class works a lot like a six bar and will require some gutsy riders to brave the height 😳

There will also be 1 or 2 Equine Cancer Survivors taking part 😀 ❤

There will be Cancer Awareness Ribbons on sale, a raffle, PLENTY of prizes to be won, and LFCT will also have a manned (wo-manned) table where you can find out more about Child Cancer and the work that LFCT does with Children with Cancer and their Families as well as what you  can do to help.

See you there!!

 

 

Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (ii): Chemotherapy


In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with childhood cancer!

These articles are meant to help you be the key part of your child’s treatment that you will need to be.

Take what works for you according to your situation and your child’s temperament, personality, fears, strengths, and how they deal with adversity, and leave what does not pertain to your situation.

Part 5 will deal with Different Types of Treatment and Possible Side-Effects of that treatment. As this is quite a long section, I will split it into 5(i) Surgery 5(ii) Chemotherapy 5(iii) Radiation Therapy 5(iv) Immunotherapy and Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine treatment (CAM) is very involved and will contain a lot of information, so that will be dealt with separately in Part 6 of this series of articles.

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Help your Child with Cancer Cope with Play


4a4ed6298c29c3b7453ad401e50f963dTake a minute and ask yourself “How do I cope with really bad news or tough times?”

As adults, we might talk to our friends, go on a shopping spree, eat more than we should or even run away from it completely.

But children are different…

Where children are very lucky is that they are young and innocent and still firmly believe in the magic of fairy-tales and make-believe worlds, which is why it is so important that children are kept busy with fun games and activities.

These games and activities should be age-appropriate and can include playing with play-dough (to which you can add scented herbs or oils), playing hide-and-seek or turning the oncology ward into Hogwarts or a Princess’s castle….

 

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (i): Surgery


In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with childhood cancer!

These articles are meant to help you be the key part of your child’s treatment that you will need to be.

Take what works for you according to your situation and your child’s temperament, personality, fears, strengths, and how they deal with adversity, and leave what does not pertain to your situation.

Part 5 will deal with Different Types of Treatment and Possible Side-Effects of that treatment. As this is quite a long section, it will be split it into 5(i) Surgery 5(ii) Chemotherapy 5(iii) Radiation Therapy 5(iv) Immunotherapy and Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplants.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine treatment (CAM) is very involved and will contain a lot of information, so that will be dealt with separately in Part 6 of this series of articles.

Read the rest of this entry

✨Foodie Friday ✨Great Recipes


Nutritional intervention for children with cancer is challenging, especially for those who do not have the means to employ the use of a qualified nutritionist, but there are many things that one can do at home to ensure that your child with cancer is getting adequate nutrition.

Children with cancer need protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Your child’s cancer itself as well as the treatment s they undergo will often cause changes in their eating habits or desire to eat.

Not eating can lead to weight loss, and can cause weakness and fatigue. Helping your child eat as well as they can is an important part of helping them through their treatment and increasing their chances of survival.

When your Little Fighter craves comfort-food, have childhood favourites “real-foodified” at the ready and in your freezer. When they have no appetite, make sure you have nutrient-dense soups and smoothies for them to sip all day. Even a Peanut Butter Sandwich with jam or honey is very beneficial.

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Childhood Cancer Facts


There is a dire need for more awareness surrounding Childhood Cancer!

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust advocates CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS by distributing early warning signs of childhood cancer pamphlet and A1 laminated posters; via our September Awareness Campaign, various other campaigns, and by offering informative presentations

Childhood Cancer is a collection of diseases. It is the leading cause of death in children under 18.

There is a VAST difference between Adult and Childhood Cancer – Children are still subject to growth spurts within a short period of time; this may result in the cancer spreading faster and more aggressively.

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part IV: Questions Your Child May Ask


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In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better.

Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with childhood cancer!

These articles are meant to help you be the key part of your child’s treatment that you will need to be.

Take what works for you according to your situation and your child’s temperament, personality, fears, strengths, and how they deal with adversity, and leave what does not pertain to your situation.

Part 4 will deal with Questions Your Child May Ask when they are diagnosed with cancer, regarding how they got cancer, what tests the doctors may conduct, and what treatment they may have to undergo.

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