Kidney disease causes huge financial strain on the caregivers of the children suffering with this life-threatening disease. We watched as children’s education began to fall at the bottom of many caregivers list of priorities due to the financial impacts it was causing. In 2016 we started to assist a family by paying for their child’s first year of schooling, after their child had received their new gift of life, to alleviate the financial stress that they were still recovering from. We wanted this exciting time in their lives, having gone through so much, to remain just that.
At the end of 2016 a child in Grade 10, still on dialysis, approached us and asked us whether it would be at all possible to assist her with a bursary for the school across the road from the dialysis clinic so that she could attend school all day and dialyse after school. We approached companies and Barker Insurance Brokers came on board to sponsor her tuition for 2017. Her dream to become a lawyer is that much closer and this amazing gesture has given her the encouragement to keep fighting.
In 2018 we have two children sponsored by the Dad’s Charity:
- One Transplanted Patient
- One Patient on Dialysis
Please contact – 082 809 2577 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sponsor a bursary for a child.