NPO officially launched

2019-01-15 06:00
Frances van Wyk, Amanda Lavack, Alfonso Knight, Patricia Fernandez and Sandra Africa from the Keanu Knight Heart Foundation.

Frances van Wyk, Amanda Lavack, Alfonso Knight, Patricia Fernandez and Sandra Africa from the Keanu Knight Heart Foundation.

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The Keanu Knight Heart Foundation was officially launched on Friday 14 December at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch.

The foundation, which recently received its NPO number, aims to help parents who are struggling financially and have terminally ill children.

The organisation marked its launch with a cake and a handover of gifts for the children at the hospital.

The foundation was started by Amanda and Henry Lavack from Retreat who lost their son Keanu (17) in June due to a heart condition.

In a previous interview with People’s Post (“Making it easy for others”, 11 December), Henry said that when his wife was about four months pregnant the doctors noticed their son had a heart problem. Despite the doctors saying they should terminate the pregnancy the parents opted to keep their child, Keanu. He led a normal life until he lost the battle in June.

Knowing the struggles they had been through, they started the foundation to help other parents.V For more information, call Frances van Wyk on 071 037 0406 or Henry Lavack on 079 881 9197.

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