Nursery school creates art piece for little hero fighting the biggest battle!

A Nursery School has created a massive mural to support a little hero fighting the biggest battle!


On 08 August 2016, Seth (lovingly called Seba) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), which is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. It is the most common childhood cancer and occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errors in its DNA.

Symptoms of “ALL” include enlarged lymph nodes, bruising, fever, bone pain, bleeding from the gums and frequent infections.

Seba still undergoes treatment and will for another year but he is doing so well.

His mom, Melissa Kruger, has always seen the superhero in her son… a hero fighting the biggest battle.

“My little superhero… I hope one day when you work through this story, your story, you realise the unwavering strength within you. I hope you see the love you created through the many people who supported you for hundreds of days. People who were part of your journey and people none of us had ever met. I hope you continue to keep hope alive after your healing.

After this my baby… you can be anything you want to be. For now you are our hero. You’ll always be our hero. And that’s enough.”

The school he attends in Alberton (nursery still – Grade R) has been running a collective art project for about a year now. The families have been collecting bottle caps, and together they have made murals of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, Dr Seuss’s quote, “A person is a person no matter how small” and a rainbow in the clouds.

Nursery school creates art piece for little hero fighting the biggest battle! Nursery school creates art piece for little hero fighting the biggest battle!

Seba had been off sick for a while and while he was recovering the team were hard at work creating a new and very special art piece… one dedicated to their hero!

Nursery school creates art piece for little hero fighting the biggest battle!

Melissa was “blown away” when she drove passed the mural and is so thankful for the support and love that the nursery school continues to give Seba and his family!

“Creating awareness is top of mind, and while not all who drive past will know what it’s about, a lot of Moms and Dads have asked questions, and I hope for years to come Seba’s story will live on, providing life-saving information and of course a message of hope.”

Seba’s story is one filled with hope as the little hero continues to fight and get better everyday.

The art piece is a reminder that there are many children fighting the biggest battles and if you happen to drive passed the mural, think of them, have the important conversation with your family and friends and remember that even though the battles are rough, there is always hope!

Sources: Interview with Melissa Kruger
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