Ribbon to help fundraising campaign

2019-06-25 06:01
The ribbon wrapped around Red Cross to garner funds for the emergency centre.

The ribbon wrapped around Red Cross to garner funds for the emergency centre.

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A huge ribbon was wrapped around the fence of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to highlight their fundraising campaign for the upgrade of the emergency centre on Friday 14 June.

The event was attended by learners from different schools, Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust ambassadors, media personality Zoë Brown, musician Mujahid George, actress Jawaahier Petersen, musician Madeegha Anders, radio personality Guy MacDonald and the Magic 88.8 radio team, Stormers players, past patients, parents, hospital management and staff.

One of the hospital’s recent patients, 11-year-old Blaze Phieffer from Lotus River, shared her incredible story for the first time.

Phieffer was the recipient of a double-transplant (kidney and liver) that took place in February. According to a statement sent out by the Trust, this type of operation takes place very rarely and seeing her speak at this event, it is clear that it has been a great success.

Phieffer has been in and out of hospital since the age of four. After seven years, treatment was failing, and she was given six months to live. “I stopped working to look after her and tears fill our eyes each time we think about our journey and the moments that once looked like defeat. She had a few months to live and now our daughter will be fine again,” says Byron Koopman, Phieffer’s father.

At the event, the trust officially welcomed Gary Gold, head coach of the United States of America rugby team going to the Rugby World Cup as their latest ambassador. Gold has had a personal connection with the hospital since he was a teenager.

“One afternoon in 1985, after school I looked out of the window and suddenly noticed our domestic’s baby lying at the bottom of the pool. I immediately jumped in, tried to resuscitate her, then ran to the neighbour for help. After driving to the closest doctor who turned us away, we fortunately arrived at Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Unit where she was attended to immediately and I am delighted to say that she survived,” said Gold, adding that the hospital is a very special place and he is passionate about helping the trust to raise the much-needed funds to help heal children in Africa holistically.

The trust has embarked on their Leave Your Mark on Life Campaign to raise R150m by 2020, and through this activation, they are appealing to the public to help contribute towards the outstanding amount which currently sits at R72m. The ribbon will remain an iconic feature for months to come and is a true reflection of the doctors, nurses and staff who are so dedicated to “wrapping their arms” around the hundreds and thousands of children who visit the hospital each year.

V For more information visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za

A huge ribbon was wrapped around the fence of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to highlight their fundraising campaign for the upgrade of the emergency centre on Friday 14 June.

The event was attended by learners from different schools, Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust ambassadors, media personality Zoë Brown, musician Mujahid George, actress Jawaahier Petersen, musician Madeegha Anders, radio personality Guy MacDonald and the Magic 88.8 radio team, Stormers players, past patients, parents, hospital management and staff.

One of the hospital’s recent patients, 11-year-old Blaze Phieffer from Lotus River, shared her incredible story for the first time.

Phieffer was the recipient of a double-transplant (kidney and liver) that took place in February. According to a statement sent out by the Trust, this type of operation takes place very rarely and seeing her speak at this event, it is clear that it has been a great success.

Phieffer has been in and out of hospital since the age of four. After seven years, treatment was failing, and she was given six months to live. “I stopped working to look after her and tears fill our eyes each time we think about our journey and the moments that once looked like defeat. She had a few months to live and now our daughter will be fine again,” says Byron Koopman, Phieffer’s father.

At the event, the trust officially welcomed Gary Gold, head coach of the United States of America rugby team going to the Rugby World Cup as their latest ambassador. Gold has had a personal connection with the hospital since he was a teenager.

“One afternoon in 1985, after school I looked out of the window and suddenly noticed our domestic’s baby lying at the bottom of the pool. I immediately jumped in, tried to resuscitate her, then ran to the neighbour for help. After driving to the closest doctor who turned us away, we fortunately arrived at Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Unit where she was attended to immediately and I am delighted to say that she survived,” said Gold, adding that the hospital is a very special place and he is passionate about helping the trust to raise the much-needed funds to help heal children in Africa holistically.

The trust has embarked on their Leave Your Mark on Life Campaign to raise R150m by 2020, and through this activation, they are appealing to the public to help contribute towards the outstanding amount which currently sits at R72m. The ribbon will remain an iconic feature for months to come and is a true reflection of the doctors, nurses and staff who are so dedicated to “wrapping their arms” around the hundreds and thousands of children who visit the hospital each year.

V For more information visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za

A huge ribbon was wrapped around the fence of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to highlight their fundraising campaign for the upgrade of the emergency centre on Friday 14 June.

The event was attended by learners from different schools, Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust ambassadors, media personality Zoë Brown, musician Mujahid George, actress Jawaahier Petersen, musician Madeegha Anders, radio personality Guy MacDonald and the Magic 88.8 radio team, Stormers players, past patients, parents, hospital management and staff.

One of the hospital’s recent patients, 11-year-old Blaze Phieffer from Lotus River, shared her incredible story for the first time.

Phieffer was the recipient of a double-transplant (kidney and liver) that took place in February. According to a statement sent out by the Trust, this type of operation takes place very rarely and seeing her speak at this event, it is clear that it has been a great success.

Phieffer has been in and out of hospital since the age of four. After seven years, treatment was failing, and she was given six months to live. “I stopped working to look after her and tears fill our eyes each time we think about our journey and the moments that once looked like defeat. She had a few months to live and now our daughter will be fine again,” says Byron Koopman, Phieffer’s father.At the event, the trust officially welcomed Gary Gold, head coach of the United States of America rugby team going to the Rugby World Cup as their latest ambassador.

Gold has had a personal connection with the hospital since he was a teenager. “One afternoon in 1985, after school I looked out of the window and suddenly noticed our domestic’s baby lying at the bottom of the pool. I immediately jumped in, tried to resuscitate her, then ran to the neighbour for help. After driving to the closest doctor who turned us away, we fortunately arrived at Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Unit where she was attended to immediately and I am delighted to say that she survived,” said Gold, adding that the hospital is a very special place and he is passionate about helping the trust to raise the much-needed funds to help heal children in Africa holistically.The trust has embarked on their Leave Your Mark on Life Campaign to raise R150m by 2020, and through this activation, they are appealing to the public to help contribute towards the outstanding amount which currently sits at R72m.

The ribbon will remain an iconic feature for months to come and is a true reflection of the doctors, nurses and staff who are so dedicated to “wrapping their arms” around the hundreds and thousands of children who visit the hospital each year.

A huge ribbon was wrapped around the fence of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to highlight their fundraising campaign for the upgrade of the emergency centre on Friday 14 June.

The event was attended by learners from different schools, Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust ambassadors, media personality Zoë Brown, musician Mujahid George, actress Jawaahier Petersen, musician Madeegha Anders, radio personality Guy MacDonald and the Magic 88.8 radio team, Stormers players, past patients, parents, hospital management and staff.One of the hospital’s recent patients, 11-year-old Blaze Phieffer from Lotus River, shared her incredible story for the first time.

Phieffer was the recipient of a double-transplant (kidney and liver) that took place in February. According to a statement sent out by the Trust, this type of operation takes place very rarely and seeing her speak at this event, it is clear that it has been a great success.

Phieffer has been in and out of hospital since the age of four. After seven years, treatment was failing, and she was given six months to live. “I stopped working to look after her and tears fill our eyes each time we think about our journey and the moments that once looked like defeat. She had a few months to live and now our daughter will be fine again,” says Byron Koopman, Phieffer’s father.

At the event, the trust officially welcomed Gary Gold, head coach of the United States of America rugby team going to the Rugby World Cup as their latest ambassador. Gold has had a personal connection with the hospital since he was a teenager. “One afternoon in 1985, after school I looked out of the window and suddenly noticed our domestic’s baby lying at the bottom of the pool. I immediately jumped in, tried to resuscitate her, then ran to the neighbour for help. After driving to the closest doctor who turned us away, we fortunately arrived at Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Unit where she was attended to immediately and I am delighted to say that she survived,” said Gold, adding that the hospital is a very special place and he is passionate about helping the trust to raise the much-needed funds to help heal children in Africa holistically.

The ribbon will remain an iconic feature for months to come and is a true reflection of the doctors, nurses and staff who are so dedicated to “wrapping their arms” around the hundreds and thousands of children who visit the hospital each year.

A huge ribbon was wrapped around the fence of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to highlight their fundraising campaign for the upgrade of the emergency centre on Friday 14 June.

The event was attended by learners from different schools, Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust ambassadors, media personality Zoë Brown, musician Mujahid George, actress Jawaahier Petersen, musician Madeegha Anders, radio personality Guy MacDonald and the Magic 88.8 radio team, Stormers players, past patients, parents, hospital management and staff.

One of the hospital’s recent patients, 11-year-old Blaze Phieffer from Lotus River, shared her incredible story for the first time.

Phieffer was the recipient of a double-transplant (kidney and liver) that took place in February. According to a statement sent out by the Trust, this type of operation takes place very rarely and seeing her speak at this event, it is clear that it has been a great success.

Phieffer has been in and out of hospital since the age of four. After seven years, treatment was failing, and she was given six months to live. “I stopped working to look after her and tears fill our eyes each time we think about our journey and the moments that once looked like defeat. She had a few months to live and now our daughter will be fine again,” says Byron Koopman, Phieffer’s father.

At the event, the trust officially welcomed Gary Gold, head coach of the United States of America rugby team going to the Rugby World Cup as their latest ambassador. Gold has had a personal connection with the hospital since he was a teenager.

“One afternoon in 1985, after school I looked out of the window and suddenly noticed our domestic’s baby lying at the bottom of the pool. I immediately jumped in, tried to resuscitate her, then ran to the neighbour for help. After driving to the closest doctor who turned us away, we fortunately arrived at Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Unit where she was attended to immediately and I am delighted to say that she survived,” said Gold, adding that the hospital is a very special place and he is passionate about helping the trust to raise the much-needed funds to help heal children in Africa holistically.

The trust has embarked on their Leave Your Mark on Life Campaign to raise R150m by 2020, and through this activation, they are appealing to the public to help contribute towards the outstanding amount which currently sits at R72m. The ribbon will remain an iconic feature for months to come and is a true reflection of the doctors, nurses and staff who are so dedicated to “wrapping their arms” around the hundreds and thousands of children who visit the hospital each year.

V For more information visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za

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