Two friends, both with primary immune deficiency, never met because they lived in different places, so an airline sponsored a trip for them to see each other at last.
Cape Town, South Africa – Caitlyn and Angie have been friends for a long time but separated by provinces. Together they have fought their rare diseases bravely.
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) are a group of more than 350 rare, chronic disorders in which part of the body’s immune system is missing or functions improperly.
The best friends connected over their diseases and became close loved friends. Sadly they never actually met in real life, as they live in different provinces. Kulula heard about their friendship and decided to sponsor a flight so the girls could finally meet.
Rare Diseases South Africa shared their story, and it warmed our hearts!
“Meet Caitlyn and Angie, 2 friends who have always been miles apart, separated by distance, but not by circumstance.
Both Primary immune deficiency warriors, they have never been able to physically meet one another.
But today, kulula changed all that, and with a generous sponsorship of flying Angie down to Cape Town, the girls have finally been able to give each other a real life hug!
Thanks #Kulula for making this dream come true.
And to our 2 warriors, we hope you have the best time together down in Cape Town.”