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2017-04-05 06:02
Our goal is to assist any child that needs our help. Photo: supplied

Our goal is to assist any child that needs our help. Photo: supplied

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The EL'LEAH ROSE FOUNDATION is a non-profit organisation inspired by Elleah Rose Harry who was

diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of six.

During her one year of acute treatment, life came to a halt for her family.
Her parents could not work so there was no income. They spent months in hospital with her so her nine year old brother was left with family members. She developed many complications during her treatment, one of which was diabetes requiring insulin injections four times a day.

She has been through several blood transfusions, bone marrow aspirates and lumber punctures.

All this at the tender age of six. It has been a traumatic and terrifying experience for her and her family. By the grace of God, after three years of treatment, she is in remission.

Needless to say this family would not be standing without the love and support of her extended family.

BUT HOW MANY SICK NEEDY CHILDREN HAVE THIS TYPE OF SUPPORT?

There are hundreds of terminally ill children that have no support, no medical aid and no one to turn to.

Due to their experiences and in gratitude for her healing, the family and friends of ELLEAH ROSE have established the  EL'LEAH ROSE FOUNDATION.

Our goal is to assist any child that needs our help. Especially ones with cancer, chronic and terminal

illnesses, victims of abuse, substance abuse as well as those with psychological or social problems.

Activities of the Organisation
Home Based Nursing Care

We have a nursing sister and a caregiver who travel to patients homes to assist with wound care, bed baths, family education and general morale boosting. This service caters for children with Cerebral Palsy, mental retardation, stroke, as well as physical disabilities. The same is also provided for the elderly and debilitated.

Transport
We also transport patients to and from hospital when they have chemotherapy, dialysis and other procedures.

Free clinics 

We have a free clinic at the Mdoniville Hall every fortnight. Thanks to the generosity of the ward councillor, we have been given a portion of the hall to convert into an examination room and waiting area. We see to the medical needs of the disabled and frail children, the elderly and debilitated.

Resource centre
We have established a resource centre at the Mdoniville Community Hall.
This comprises a library of books as well as a media centre. Most children in this area have no access to these facilities and are educationally disadvantaged.
The resource centre is the infrastructure for the supervised homework programme. Children from the area can have a safe quiet place to do homework and studying. They are supervised by volunteer teachers.

These diverse activities are designed to provide needy children with holistic care and a chance at a better life thus breaking the cycle of poverty. Our desire is to show children that someone cares and to offer them a chance to realize their full potential. It is what every child deserves. In most instances our efforts are saving their lives.

We sincerely hope that you are inspired by our desire to help children and support our endeavours.

The Elleah Rose Foundation will be attending the CANSA Relay for Life at the Durban Exhibition Centre on Saturday, April 8 at 4pm. Should any cancer survivor, patient or family member wish to join us or if would like to purchase a Luminaria bag to remember and honour loved ones who have passed please contact us on 032 551 2749.

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