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Mother’s Day Tygerberg Hospital


On Tuesday 15th May, Team LFCT and Friend and Supporter Charlene Elliot took the opportunity to make the Onco Mommies at Tygerberg Hospital G3 Paediatric Oncology Ward feel a little bit spoiled by organising some lovely presents and snacks for them.

These mommies go through such a hard time, some of them spending months at the hospital while their child is undergoing treatment – most often without any friends or family to support them through what must be one of the most terrifying times any mother could ever have to endure.

It was lovely to see the mommies just sit down and relax for a bit, to have a bite to eat and talk and laugh a little.

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Mother’s Day Greys’ Hospital Pietermaritzburg


On 7th May the Little Fighters Cancer Trust Representative in Pietermaritzburg, Lauren Hook, and a team of wonderful caring women took time out to treat all the Mothers of Children with Cancer in the Oncology Ward at Greys’ Hospital in Pietermaritzburg to a bit of an early Mother’s Day Picnic in the garden of the hospital.

The mommies were treated to some lovely snacks and juice, and thanks to the wonderful team of ladies from Blu Gel Hair Salon, a fantastic and relaxing Indian Head Massage. Friends from Salon Gemini also gave the ladies a manicure and did their nails.

All of the children in the ward were also given beanies and colouring-in books and crayons.

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Happy Mother’s Day


Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” ~ Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm

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Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

All mothers deserve a day to be honoured, and no mothers deserve to be honoured more than mothers of Children with Cancer. These mothers live under tremendous stress for months, sometimes years while their child is engaged in a battle for their life.

Put yourself in the shoes of one of these mothers ~ your child has been given what amounts to a death sentence before they have even had a chance to really live…

Add to this the confusion and uncertainty; the many visits to doctors, clinics, and hospitals; the myriad of tests and treatments; the fear that their child may die; the financial strain and the strain of trying to give your other children what they need too…

Now think about the many hours, weeks and often months that these mothers spend in hospital wards at the bedside of their child, praying, crying while they sleep and trying to show a brave smiling face when they are awake…

Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Anniversaries, Kwanza, Pesach… none of them matter to a mother if her child is ill… she will maintain a vigil at their bedside, often to the detriment of her own health…

 

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Mother’s Day 2016 Appeal


A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away
~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

 

Mother’s Day is a day on which mothers across the world are celebrated and honoured for the role that they play in our lives and in society, and in our eyes there are no mothers who deserve this honour and a little bit of spoiling more than the mothers of our Little Fighters.

The earliest history of Mother’s Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honour Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology.

Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.

Early Christians celebrated a Mother’s Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ.

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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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