Cancer Care Pack Named in Honour of Young Survivor
Photo Cred: Cupcakes of Hope | Supplied

Able Mdhluli was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was only 13 years old. Now, she is well on her way to pursuing her dream career, studying medicine to become a doctor.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (28 June 2022) – Every day, thousands of children across the country struggle with cancer; non-profit organization Cupcakes of Hope works tirelessly to alleviate the terrifying challenges faced by patients with this condition and their families.

This passionate team of volunteers constantly create new ways to provide support that not only addresses medical needs but also lifts the spirits of these children, encouraging them to stay positive throughout their treatment journey.

Cupcakes of Hope recently started distributing a cancer care pack, which comes in the form of a lion-shaped soft toy named Able the Lion, filled with items needed by young cancer patients in hospital. This delightful companion was designed in honour of a cancer survivor, Able Mdhluli, who is now a second-year medical student, and provides comfort, companionship and helps alleviate anxiety through play therapy for cancer patients undergoing treatment.

Cancer Care Pack Named in Honour of Young Survivor
Photo Cred: Cupcakes of Hope | Supplied

Able Mdhluli was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was only 13 years old. Now, she is well on her way to pursuing her dream career, studying medicine to become a doctor.

“To everyone who is still fighting cancer, as someone who knows exactly what you are going through, you are not alone,” says Mdhluli. “You are braver and strong than you think. You are ABLE to do anything you put your mind to. Just like me, you could even become a doctor and help save lives,” she adds.

Cupcakes of Hope assists between 200-230 cancer patients monthly by paying for their medical and other day-to-day needs. This year, more than 1,500 activity packs and gifts have already been delivered to 20 pediatric oncology wards across South Africa. Committed to assisting people where they need it most, in their own communities and homes, Cupcakes of Hope has also supplied hospitals with much-needed medical equipment, PPE equipment, educational toys, and hospital room makeovers.

Throughout the year, Cupcakes of Hope invites South Africans to bake a difference and contribute to ensuring that young cancer patients stand the best chance possible of making a full recovery.  Helping is simple – register to bake 24 or 48 cupcakes here. Collect donations for your cupcakes from your friends and work colleagues (the suggested amount is R 10 – R 20 per cupcake) and donate them to this incredible organization.

To donate towards a Comfort Buddy for a patient, click here – https://cupcakesofhope.org/donate/ or contact lori@cupcakesofhope.org .

Each Comfort Buddy costs approximately R 1 000 to produce and dispatch to a patient. Regardless of how big or small your contribution is, you will be making a tremendous difference in the life of a child facing cancer, and every act of kindness counts.


Sources: Financial Mail 
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