My name is Nolita Ndletye or maiden name Nosiphelo Langa; my child’s name Masibulele Langa.  We are from Ngqesheni (village) near Mount Frere Town. Masibulele was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. He had a big lump on the left side of his cheek. It looked so bad that people thought he was bewitched. It took 2 years for Masibulele to receive treatment; we were at our local hospital for a very long time without any help. We have been coming to Frere hospital regularly for check-ups and there hasn’t been any bad news. Masibulele is going to a remedial school because he is a slow learner; but we are thankful for his life. Life is slowly getting back to normality because I am working as a home-based career at an old age home. We have received great support and guidance from the Frere Medical team and most importantly CHOC staff members.

I will forever be grateful for everyone done for my family. I thank CHOC for the great initiative of giving the families the food parcels. I was shocked when I was handed the very heavy food parcel; I wasn’t expecting anything. Life is very hard in our villages; people are suffering with no jobs, no water, no food, and no government support. CHOC shows that they care for the vulnerable and poor. This food parcels means I must worry about meat for this week. I thank the Frere medical team. I am forever grateful to CHOC staff for the support and care but most importantly for loving our children. We really feel at home; our troubles are less.

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