STORIES OF HOPE

Oreokame needs a donor

Oreokame needs a donor

Oreokame lives in Kuruman in the Northern Cape. In 2016 he was diagnosed with Fanconi Anaemia – a rare disease that mainly affects the bone marrow. Oreokame’s health condition is impacting his family. Emotionally his mom is drained, but she keeps strong for his sake. ...

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Gaylene Beats All Odds

Gaylene Beats All Odds

In December 2006 Gaylene was one of the first children transported by Wings and Wishes. At the time she was only 11 months old and was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. As there was no paediatric oncology unit in Port Elizabeth, she travelled to Red Cross Hospital for...

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JP – A new life after a kidney transplant

JP – A new life after a kidney transplant

At the age of 4 JP was diagnosed with renal failure. For the next 9 years, JP had to travel to Red Cross Hospital 4 to 5 times a year to monitor his renal function. The biggest challenge for the family was getting to these appointments as only one parent was employed....

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Trinisha Can Breathe

Trinisha Can Breathe

Trinisha was born on the 30th of July 2008 and after her birth, she struggled to breathe on her own. At 2 weeks old she was diagnosed with bilateral vocal cord palsy and the doctors did a tracheostomy to bypass the vocal cord palsy in order to allow air to pass...

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Overcoming juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Overcoming juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Luntu is traveling with Wings & Wishes for the past 9 years! She started traveling with us in 2014 when she was just 5 years old. She was newly diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, an illness where the body's immune system attacks its own cells and...

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Giavanna the dancer

Giavanna the dancer

Giavanna was only 5 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 4 osteosarcoma. On Tuesday 25th August 2015 at 4:30 pm Dr Peterson gave the lifechanging diagnosis to Giavanna’s parents. He told them that she would immediately be discharged from Life Mercantile...

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Denay Our Burns Hero

Denay Our Burns Hero

For the 19-year-old Myrtle, life was almost perfect. She had the most beautiful one-year-old little girl, Denay, who changed her whole life. They lived in the scenic fishing town of Arneston and just moved into their new home, starting their life as a family. As their...

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Araya

Araya

Beautiful Araya is only 3 years old. She lives in Richards Bay Eastern Cape and travels every month to Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal for a blood transfusion. She suffers from thalassemia major. An inherited blood disorder. Wings & Wishes sponsor their monthly travel...

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