School Volunteers - Karabo and Ofentse visit CHOC House Pretoria

This is their story:

I never knew what childhood cancer was or that it existed.  An interest grew in my mind and I was determined to find out what CHOC meant and what CHOC was.  My Life Orientation teacher told us about CHOC and my classmate and I said “this is the one”.  Many people in my class chose animals but not many chose human beings.  This is my chance to learn about childhood cancer, since I know quite a lot about animals. When Karabo (classmate) and I got to CHOC we were given two tasks:

  • We had to pack the bookshelves
  • We counted CHOC balloons and separated them by colors.

We also met 3 lovely boys who have kind hearts.

The first gentleman we met was Siyanda who is 4 years of age with a massive passion for reading.  The second boy I met was Glen who is 12 years old.  I noticed that Glen enjoys building anything that comes to mind.  The last young man I met was Jay-Tee and he is two years old and comes from Namibia.

Time at CHOC reminded me of the quote below:

What is success? To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Should you want to volunteer, please contact Antonella Swanepoel at antonella.swanepoel@choc.org.za

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