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Honouring All Little Fighter Mothers



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Today Team Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to reach out to all Mothers to wish them all Love, Light & Strength on this Mother’s Day.

A Child’s Angel

Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born.

One day he asked God: “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow,

how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

GOD replied, “Among the many angels, I chose one for you.

She will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

“But tell me, here in Heaven, I don’t do anything else but sing and smile,

that’s enough for me to be happy.”

“Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day.

And you will feel your angel’s love and be happy.”

“And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me,

if I don’t know the language that men talk?”

“Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear,

and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

“Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“I’ve heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?”

“Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

“Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you

the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven,

but voices from earth could already be heard.

And the child in a hurry asked softly: “Oh God, if I am about to leave now,

please tell me my angel’s name.”

“Your angel’s name is of no importance,

you will call your angel: ‘Mommy’.”

~ By Erma Bombeck ~

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URGENT: Get WRAPPED Blanket Drive for Children with Cancer in Hospitals


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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.

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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.

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Why We Are So Intent on Child Cancer Awareness and Why YOU Should be Too


There is far too little knowledge around regarding Childhood Cancer, and most parents have no clue what the Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer are, which is why too many children are either not diagnosed or are diagnosed too late.

Please take heed of these warning signs and pass this knowledge on to whoever you can so that they too know what to look for.

Get these signs put up in your local Clinic, Doctor’s Office, Creche, Pre-School, School, Community Halls, and wherever else you can think of.

Early Warning Signs

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I Miss You, My Child


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When the stars shine up in the sky I miss you… When the sun rises and sets every day, I miss you… When the rain falls, and everything Looks bright and beautiful, I miss you… Every day, every hour, In everything I do, I miss you!

Today we would like to share a post by Austin‘s Mom, Ilse on his Facebook Page.

It is heartbreaking to lose a child, and the hurt takes an awfully long time to heal. If you know someone who has lost a child, just be there for them… be a listening post, a shoulder, a loving pair of arms. Be patient and be understanding; they are dealing with one of the worst pains any human being has to go through… the loss of a child!

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‘Truly Brave’


Good Morning Little Fighters Cancer Trust Community!

This morning we would like to send out this dedication to all our Little Fighters and their Families

 

Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper teamed up to create this epically powerful tune based on the songs “True Colors” and “Brave” for these brave children who have to spend every day in the hospital. The superstars mashed up two of their popular songs to form one huge heartwarming melody.

 

YOU are all ‘Truly Brave’ and Team Little Fighters Cancer Trust salutes you!

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World of Hope


Take 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 kids are different…

Kids with cancer in “The World of Hope” – Pediatric cancer care at Dayton Children’s Hospital Published on Nov 27, 2012

Some very special children at Dayton Children’s give us a special glimpse into the world of a child fighting cancer and how imagination and joy help them  through their treatments. As they take you on a journey through their “World of Hope”, these courageous fighters show us the importance of imagination, play, joy and hope for children–even more so in the face of fighting scary things like cancer. In their World of Hope, you will see courageous kids magically transform into cowboys chasing bandits, princesses with spell potions and astronauts heading into space for healing.

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Convoy for Kids Massive Victory for Childhood Cancer Awareness


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There is nothing to get the heart pumping like 39 Big Rigs from local leading trucking companies (and their beefcake drivers) doing a toy run in aid of Childhood Cancer Awareness and Little Fighters Cancer Trust!!

The public in Somerset West Main Road rushed out of the businesses and shops in their droves to see what all the hullabaloo was about, with the truckers hooting for Childhood Cancer Awareness and the public cheering them on their way. This was echoed throughout the rest of the trip through Strand & Gordon’s Bay too. WHAT an AMAZING atmosphere!!!

Some of the Little Fighters and their families are on the trucks – having the time of their lives and loving every moment of the Toy Run – collecting new toys for the LFCT Christmas Elf Project. They are absolutely overwhelmed that this is all for THEM!! Will do another post later when we have all the photos in…. 😀

 

More photos, as promised… 🙂

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The toy run ended in a handover of toys collected to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust @ Mondeor Garden Restaurant on the N2

Thanks to SA Long-Distance Truckers, Western Cape Truckers, Stephan Leppan and all the other countless individuals involved for making this first CONVOY FOR KIDS ROCK!!!!!

See you all Next Year!!!!

2014 Christmas Elf Project ~ St Joseph’s Home Oncology


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We made our Christmas Elf Project  deliveries to St Joseph’s Home Oncology Kids on Tuesday morning. All of  our Little Fighters got beautiful gifts and we also added some more Festive Cheer with 10 plastic scooters, games, crafts and more, to keep the ward busy and festive through the December holidays!

Great fun was had by all, and everyone LOVED their gifts and snack packs!

Here are just some of the smiles that we were privileged to put on faces that don’t often have much to smile about these days… (more photos on Facebook)


Thank You SO much to everyone for your 2014 Christmas Elf contributions and donations.
The above smiles are because of YOU!

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Convoy for Kids/Party like Rock Stars


Convoy for Kids

Inspired by Somerset West’s Reece Barends’ battle with cancer, the Somerset 1 dynamic Facebook group is dedicating their first birthday party, the Rock Star Party, to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT) on Saturday, 13 December at the Nameless Pub.

The group, started by Stephen Leppan, prides itself on the spectacular events it holds to raise funds for charity.

Saturday 13th December is going to be a day to be remembered in Somerset West!

The day will begin with a convoy of truckers from the Western Cape Truckers Association meeting at the N2 Macassar Engen Garage whence they will depart at 12 noon and drive in convoy through the Somerset West CBD to the Mondeor Garden Restaurant on the N2.

Children are invited to come along for a ride in the trucks as they proceed, collecting new toys, for the LFCT Christmas Elf Project.

At the Mondeor Garden Restaurant, the truckers will hand their gifts to Little Cancer Fighters Trust. Members of the public are welcome to meet the trucks and come enjoy a great afternoon with the children.

Hannes van der Merwe, representative of Western Cape Truckers, said “We want to make this an annual event, and will be building up to match the popularity and size of the annual Biker’s Toy Run.

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Childhood Cancer ~ A General Guide for Parents 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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