The Colours of Hope Youth Team spends their Thursday morning at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital

A little surprise amidst the CoVid normalcy.
The Colours of Hope Youth Team spent their Thursday morning at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, spending time with little ones who’ve sadly been afflicted with cancer.
Mrs Aida and Mr Lawrence (social workers at the hospital), Dr Mari (Oncologist in charge), as well as several helpful interns from the PR department delightfully welcomed us.
The little ones had the option of either red or blue bags, each pack containing a sanitizer, notebook, colouring book and colouring pencils, a small, toothbrush and tooth paste, facecloth, a pair of socks, a bandanna and a yummy snack.
Once again, a heartfelt thank you to Dr Minty for donating adorable, reusable face masks, specifically sewn for the kids.
The little ones took their time choosing the masks they liked best…Minnie Mouse, Spiderman, polka dots… Masking up never looked this good! Several little boys carefully chose masks to specially match their outfits… how cute ?!
A thoughtful Mr Lawrence, who (for sanitary purposes) gathered all the kids able to leave their rooms, in their private play area so we could spend some time with them.
Many of the kids in the oncology wards have been hospitalized for many days or weeks, and as such, don’t often get to see faces from outside the hospital, hence it was such a treat for them!
A member of our Youth Team especially bonded with a four year old Aaliyah, who has now lost all her hair.
The cutie is currently close to the end of her chemo treatment. When asked about it, Aaliyah excitedly shouted with a hand in the air, “Yes!! Almost done!’
She chatted to us from the rocking horse she was contently seated on, curling the horse’s mane with her new colouring pencils.
The kids were overjoyed with their packs…a little girl mentioned that she definitely planned on hiding her new colouring book from her little brother, who always ends up tearing his own.
The CoH Youth Team is never more excited for projects than on the days we spend time with little ones. Much love and respect to these little soldiers. Gratitude for health and small miracles is what makes us whole.
…and so we left… saturated with warmth and fuzziness.
Thank you to the staff at Chris Hani Baragwanath, as well as the parents who gave us permission to take pictures and spend the morning with their kids.
You absolutely made our day.