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Listen: Their son died but they are sharing his story to make a difference!

Children's Hospital Trust - parent story Listen: Their son died but they are sharing his story to make a difference!

The Children’s Hospital Trust has just launched a campaign aiming to raise R150 million over the next two years for projects and programmes to help heal the children of The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

 

Cape Town, South Africa – The campaign launched with a tragic true story about the Weber family who lost their 2-year-old son Conner who drowned in a bucket filled with water stored outside the house during the droughts in Cape Town.

Daniel Weber and his family are sharing a tragic story about their 2-year-old son Conner to increase awareness towards raising funds for the Hospital via The Children’s Hospital Trust.

Connor passed away in December 2017 after drowning in a bucket filled with water stored outside the house during the droughts in Cape Town.

“We rushed to the Emergency Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, a memory spanning a few crucial minutes of anxiety as we hurried through passages with other families, children, medical equipment, an air of hope and, thankfully, dedicated medical professionals everywhere.”

Connor had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital, where the family spent five crucial days hoping to save Connor before he devastatingly passed on.

“Although our child passed away, we will always remember and be thankful to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. From the Doctors who provided such specialist care that it felt like Connor was the only child in the ward in a busy Hospital, to the amazing Nurses who prayed and sang with us every night”.

The Weber family, courageous in the memory and celebration of their son’s life, is sharing their child’s story to increase awareness towards raising funds for the Hospital via The Children’s Hospital Trust.

There are over 250,000 patient visits to the Hospital each year with over 45,000 critically ill or injured children coming through the doors of the Emergency Centre, just as Connor did. Their world-class paediatric healthcare services are saving patients’ lives across Africa.

Chantel Cooper – the Head of Fundraising and Communications at the Children’s Hospital Trust – has joined Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy Jacpod to chat about the campaign and the Weber story!

Listen to the full show below:


Sources: Children’s Hospital Trust 
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