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If you are living in the southern hemisphere you will most probably have felt the chilliness of winter creeping in, especially at night time. The days are growing shorter and the evenings and early mornings are decidedly cold, and it will not be long before the days are the same and we will be fully into another cold, wet winter.
While most of us do not like Winter because we get cold feel miserable, Winter is far worse for Children with Cancer because they feel the cold far worse, even when they are in hospital because of the harsh cancer treatments that they are undergoing.
Many of our Little Fighters also suffer greatly when at home because they live under circumstances that are not ideal for healthy individuals, never mind a small child fighting cancer, due to poverty. Many of them live in tiny, draughty homes that may also become flooded when it rains hard; this adds to their discomfort and is also dangerous as their immune systems are already compromised from the treatment; should they then get a cold or contract influenza, it can have a devastating affect on their health. Read the rest of this entry
Good Morning Little Fighter Friends,
Today we come to you with a very important request – a donation of a soft, new, single-bed blanket towards our Annual Get WRAPPED Blanket Drive for Children with Cancer in Hospitals.
It is month-end, and the perfect time to add just one blanket to your monthly shopping basket that will make a WORLD of difference to someone this winter.
Please note that Makro, POCO, Clicks, Sheet Street and JET all have specials on Blankets on at the moment, ranging in price from around R50 to R300.
There is a dire shortage of and need for decent bedding at most state hospitals.
No child should have to go without decent bedding and a nice soft warm blanket to keep them warm in the cold winter months, let alone a child Fighting Cancer with all their might. Children undergoing chemotherapy treatment get very cold during the treatment and it is terrible to see them shivering and shaking from cold.
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust Get Wrapped Project entails asking for donations of new single bed blankets, preferably soft, as the children have very sensitive skins due to some of the treatment regimens.
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.