A home for child cancer patients

Home of hope: The Happy Hearts Home in Block 8, Gaborone PIC: FACEBOOK
Home of hope: The Happy Hearts Home in Block 8, Gaborone PIC: FACEBOOK

For years life has been difficult for children living with cancer and their families, more especially those residing in remote rural areas away from Gaborone. Having to travel long distances back home after getting their strong treatment has become a nightmare for these young cancer patients. Mmegi Correspondent NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE writes about a home that has been established to help

Even though her case was better because when diagnosed with cancer she lived in Gaborone, Bontle Modige says she felt sorry for children who lived in remote rural areas, hundreds of kilometres away from the capital city. After receiving their chemotherapy or any kind of cancer medication, these children would have to travel long distances while medicated.

For those without parents or families residing in Gaborone, the road home to recovery was painful.

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