Get WRAPPED Project

Debbie Riggien delivering a blanket to a Little Fighter

Debbie Riggien delivering a blanket to a Little Fighter

The response to the 2014 Get Wrapped project was so amazing that LFCT was able to gift every child in the paediatric oncology wards, as well as day patients and clinic patients, PLUS every mommy, with a lovely, warm blanket. In some of the areas we were able to include bed-socks, scarves and beanies as well.

The Hospitals we managed to reach with the 2014 GET WRAPPED Project are:

Cape Town (120 blankets) 
Red Cross, Tygerberg and St Joseph’s Home (Although not a Hospital, it houses up to 80 Children with Cancer Annually)

Port Elizabeth (70 blankets)
Dora Nginza and St George’s

Durban (100 blankets)
Parklands and Albert Luthuli

Bloemfontein (70 blankets)

Pretoria (60 blankets)
Unitas and Tswane Hospital

Johannesburg (40 blankets)
Charlotte Maxeke (Old JHB Gen)

There were plenty of smiles, snuggles and happy little hearts, but one story in particular touched our hearts:

One Little Fighter in Isolation, to whom we could only wave through the window, immediately grabbed the soft and fluffy blanket she was gifted, and held it to her face, enjoying the softness with a huge smile. It was the most beautiful wave we have ever gotten through the little glass window in a closed door.



About LFCT

This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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