Esam is two years old and was admitted to St Josephs during July 2012 for rehabilitation and stimulation. She was diagnosed with Guillan Barre Syndrome by the doctors at Tygerberg Childrens Hospital. Guillan Barre Syndrome is a serious disorder that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system. This leads to nerve inflammation that causes muscle weakness. On arrival, Esam could move her head slightly and elevate her shoulders. She was not able to move her lower limbs which resulted in her not being able to stand or walk and needed support to sit. Continue reading
Cape Town International Airport gave the children of St Joseph’s a wonderful surprise when they delivered Christmas presents to the children through KFM’s Christmas Wish initiative. The Truck of Love arrived – watch the video. Continue reading
Photos of our 2012 Gala event have been uploaded and can be viewed in our Gallery. If you attended and would like to order (free) any photos, please fill in the order form (link on the album page).
Rebecca gives new meaning to the term inspiration. She comes from Lusaka, Zambia and lives with her mother and two sisters. Rebecca had severe scarring on her face as a result of her falling into a fire when she was three years old. Her sister ran to fetch help, leaving Rebecca to pull herself out of the fire. In the process she also burnt her arms and hands. Continue reading
We are proud to introduce you to our entertainers for our 2012 Gala Dinner & Auction.
Victor Tichart graduated from UCT with a Master’s degree in vocal accompaniment having studied with Neil Solomon. While studying he won second prize in the Johnny Windham Piano competition and first prize in the Adcock-Ingram Music Competition. Continue reading
Faghry (10 years old) was the victim of a tragic pedestrian accident which resulted in traumatic brain injury. This affected his speech, mobility and general functioning and he was admitted to SJH for treatment on 23/01/2012.
On arrival, Faghry was completely dependent on staff for care, feeding and transportation in a wheelchair and was not able to communicate. The multi-disciplinary team worked very closely together and within the first two weeks of therapy, he started walking. Continue reading
Our Programme is complete!
Reserve the 17th October 2012 in your Calendar for our Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner & Auction at the Mount Nelson Hotel. We promise you an exhilirating evening with entertainment and fun. We are thrilled to have Dr Michael Mol as our Guest Speaker, Victor Tichart as Musical Comedian, Siv Ngesi as Comedian and Joey Burke, the Auctioneer. Continue reading
Update! Read our latest post about the Gala.
Reserve the 17th October 2012 in your Calendar for our Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner & Auction at the Mount Nelson Hotel. We promise you an exhilarating evening with entertainment and fun and we are thrilled to have Dr Michael Mol as our Guest Speaker. Continue reading
St Joseph’s Home is committed to taking care of its staff . Together, as a team, we are going to empower ourselves on how to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of our children.
Programme for the Year 2012: Continue reading