In a move which has been described as a major event for the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg, and the country, the recent plenary session (August 2018) of the South African Bishops’ Conference, approved, and laid the foundations for the opening of the Cause of possible beatification and canonisation for Daniel (Danny) and Maria (Domitilla) Hyams,..
Multotec HR director, Michael Budynkiewics, is the latest participant in our Wheelchair Challenge. His wheelchair was delivered the day before the challenge, and he immediately wondered how he would cope. At 7.25am on 29 March, he sat in the chair for the first time. At first, it felt comfortable and he thought everything would be..
Meet Matthew Maullin – runner and LITTLE EDEN supporter. Matthew is tackling his first Comrades on 9 June – and, with your help, he’s hoping to raise R30 000 towards the care of our special angels. Please support Matthew’s fundraiser at Back-a-Buddy. In return, Matthew has promised to shave off the beard that has taken..
“Thank you for having an initiative such as this, allowing me to have the experience I just had. I was surprised at the ache in my body after spending the day in the wheelchair. This made me realise the discomfort that comes with having to spend one’s life in one. I was also very alive..
Chairman of LITTLE EDEN, Doug Boake, not only participated himself in our Wheelchair challenge – he also encouraged six other members of staff at Boake Incorporated to join in. Afterwards he wrote: “When we built our offices in Bedfordview 12 years ago, we thought we had complied with all the laid-down regulations concerning handicap persons..
Our CEO was one of the first to support the 2019 LITTLE EDEN Wheelchair Campaign. These are her thoughts about the experience: Spending a day in a wheelchair … at first it came across as an intriguing experience, something I have not given much thought to, prior to our LITTLE EDEN campaign. However once this..
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan It’s hard to imagine CEOs and top-level influencers as vulnerable or helpless. They are powerful players in the South African economy; they rule their organisations and guide them towards success. But what if they were..
Towards the end of last year we shared Yanga’s story with you, because it illustrates so clearly how even the most challenging case can benefit from patient, continuous encouragement. Yanga is visually disabled and severely affected by Downs Syndrome, but over the years we’ve encouraged him to discover colours, textures and sounds … and best..
Twenty-eight years ago, a little girl with intellectual disability was admitted to our Home – and has lived there happily ever since. Today, Candy is a grown woman, although her mind remains child-like. Her pride and joy is her Frozen duvet cover, which she got for her birthday last year, and her collection of pin-up..
Softly spoken and unassuming, Sr Merin isn’t everyone’s idea of a super hero. But if you think how much courage it takes to leave your home, your loved ones and everything that’s familiar to you … and travel over 7 000km to live and work in a strange country where they don’t speak your language..