Presence in Times of Pain
20% Fewer Oncologists than Two Years Ago in South Africa
The one thing that we can all agree on is that Cancer is very painful at the best of times. Pain is very difficult to cope with both for the person fighting this dreadful disease and for anyone else in their presence in times of pain. Very often we do not know what to do […]
Help your Child With Cancer's Sibling(s) Still Feel Important
City Press reports that cancer patients in South Africa are bearing the brunt of, not only the disease, but also the health system. Not only is there a shortage of radiographers, ageing equipment and an overload of cancer patients, but South Africa faces a massive oncologist crisis, with a progressive decrease in clinical and radiation oncologists in the academic and state sector.
WHO Commission Criticised Over Sugar Taxes in New Report
Being a sibling of a child with cancer can be very scary and confusing. Family dynamics change, schedules are unpredictable and schoolwork and activities can start to fall through the cracks. Many parents of children battling cancer express guilt that their healthy children are unintentionally overlooked while they are forced to focus on their sick […]
Alternative Eating for Better Health
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs’ new report, Time to Deliver, called for urgent action against chronic diseases and mental disorders, the globe’s leading cause of death and ill-health, but failed to include a recommendation on taxing sugary beverages. Sugar and in particular sugar sweetened beverages are “leading drivers of the […]
Honouring Camy September ~ ?? Forever 10 ??
While the following article refers more to lifestyle diseases such as HIV Aids, diabetes, hypertension and obesity, eating well and ensuring that you and your Child with Cancer eat sufficient fresh, whole-foods and staying away from processed food as much as possible is critical for your good health. It is important that we all learn […]
Red Cross G1 Oncology Unit Christmas Elf Delivery
I am sitting here typing this with tears streaming down my face because this is the type of post we hate doing. It never gets easier and it breaks our hearts every time we have to do one. It is with overwhelming sadness and aching hearts that today we have to share with you the […]
LFCT Christmas Elf Update
Good Morning all Little Fighters Supporters. As you all know by now we were not able to do our usual Christmas Elf Deliveries at all the hospitals/clinics this year due to circumstances, but we promise to make up for it in many ways next year! We did, however, manage to do a Christmas Elf Delivery at Red […]
Wishlist Wednesday: Get WRAPPED Blanket Drive
Santa’s elves have been very busy at work collecting lovely toys and other fabulous goodies for our Little Fighters, including some healthy but scrumptious goodies for the snack-packs! Unfortunately when we began this 2 weeks ago we did not know that the hospitals apparently need 4 weeks’ notice for any visit/event to take place – […]
Does Cancer Have a Sweet Tooth?
So, it is Wishlist Wednesday again and we are continuing with our wish for a massive donation of warm snuggly blankets for our Children with Cancer for our annual Get WRAPPED Project which in now in its 5th year! Winter is HERE, people, and the nights are freezing – soon the days will be freezing cold […]
There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar; it has been made out to be the villain of our diet, but does sugar cause cancer? Does sugar feed cancer cells and make them grow more aggressively? How does the sugar we consume via our food and drink affect our health? Should cancer patients […]