In 2004, Nadine's son Zack, was born with severe and complex congenital heart defect. He underwent major cardiac surgery when he was only ten days old. He developed complications and for many weeks his life hung in the balance. He received his ...
life-saving surgery at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric cardiac centre at Sunninghill hospital. This unit remains the only hope for the many children born with CHD on the African continent. The WSPCCA is an oasis of excellence and a national treasure where a dedicated team of professionals strive every day to improve the lives of African children. Because his cardiac defect was so severe Zack has undergone further open -heart surgery. This title is about their journey, Nadine's and Zack's. It is a story of parental love and the accompanying fear of loss. It is about the enduring presence of hope and faith, the importance of family and the will to prevail under difficult circumstances. This is also a story of hope; Paediatric cardiology is an incredible field progressing at an amazing pace providing children with even the severest forms of CHD a chance at a normal life. This is also a truly South African story; about Africans healing other Africans. This is a story that will appeal to parents everywhere, especially those of 'special' children - those who have had life-threatening disease.
Number of pages: 200
Date of publication: 01/01/2011
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