After a tragic accident and six months of holidstic therapy, Dicklin Goosen is going from strength to strength.

Dicklin’s road to recovery

Learning that your child was involved in an accident is every parent’s worst nightmare. And for the Goosens from Wellington, that fateful day was 1 December 2021, when their 7-year-old son Dicklin Goosen was hit by a car.

A Happy Ending

Makanakah, while playing with the other children at home, fell into an oval bath tub with boiling water. She sustained 80% hot water burns across her tiny body.

Twin Angels

Twin sisters Audrey and Nicolene (1-year-old), arrived at St Joseph’s in February 2019 after being referred from Karl Bremer Hospital where they were treated for pneumonia. They were born prematurely and had low body weight, iron deficiencies and weakened immunity, all of which made them prone to infections and required frequent hospitalisation.

Full Circle

Cynthia Lakay is a former patient of St. Joseph’s and she never thought she would be visiting her son, Angelo, at the very same facility she once called home.

Simphiwe’s journey:
Thriving against all odds

While everyone was gearing up for a joyful festive season, Sophia Kiwiets describes 21 December 2019 as the worst day of her life. “I got the call that my child was hit by a car and time just stopped. We rushed to the hospital to be by his side,” says Sophia.

Nothing short of a miracle:
Baby Onikwa’s Journey

It’s hard to believe baby Onikwa Mapalala can greet us with a smile on her last day at St Joseph’s Home. Her mother, holds onto her tightly as the little busy bee flails about with excitement.

Palliative care:
Finding solace in friendship

When the term “palliative care” comes to mind it stirs up sombre emotions as it’s so closely linked to severe illness and end-of-life situations. That isn’t necessarily all it’s about

Stanley Adams:
The King of the Castle

Everyone who enters the gates of St Joseph’s Home will come across the reliable Stanley Adams or Uncle Stan as he’s affectionately known. With his trusty bunch of keys, he knows every nook and cranny of the Home and walks the corridors with pride.

Baby R

Baby R was 13 weeks old when he was admitted to St Joseph’s late 2020. When he was born, a lack of oxygen resulted in brain damage and this affected his ability to swallow.