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Support for sick children

Author: Nomzamo Yuku, News24, Peoples Post
13 June 2018
  • From left: Rodney Bloom, Terri Marks, Martine Trope and Alan Committie at the launch of the Rohan Bloom Foundation.

The family of late cancer patient, 14-year-old Rohan Bloom, in partnership with a children’s doctor at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, has launched a foundation to support children living with cancer.

The foundation also aims to provide care and a support system to families of terminally-ill children in and around Cape Town.

A top priority of the foundation is to establish a hospice facility that will accommodate both children and their families in their time of need.

Located less than 2km from Red Cross, the three-storey facility is under construction.

According to Rohan’s father, Rodney Bloom, the facility will comprise wards for terminally-ill children and space for their parents, a playroom to accommodate patients and their visiting siblings, a therapy room and a garden section.

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