In February, Chaiyanu brought a group of seriously ill Israeli children aged 6-18 years, who are undergoing challenging cancer treatment back home, to spend an amazing 11 days in South Africa.
This group, made up of children who require daily medical and living assistance, some of whom are in wheelchairs, brought their tremendous ruach on their first day in Cape Town to a party set up in their honour, sponsored by Café Riteve, Gardens Shul, Jacob Gitlin Library, SA Jewish Museum, Cape Town Jewish Community Centre, Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre and King Cake.
Each year, when the groups return to Israel, the doctors treating them remark that the children are filled with hope and excitement, which helps tremendously in their treatment and recovery. In the words of a parent, “The Hope Tour to South Africa is a beautiful dream come true, a journey that is life-changing for our special children.”
In the past year Chaiyanu has touched the lives of close to 800 very ill children and their families, bringing hope to those devastated by cancer.
They have a jam-packed, exciting schedule planned that will be reported on in the April issue of the Chronicle.
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