Moving account of kids battling cancer at Frere
“The video will be used in communities to show how everyone works together to fight childhood cancer”
AFTER two weeks of shooting a video at Frere Hospital to celebrate Childhood Cancer Month this September, the We Are One video is finally out.
The video features hospital nurses, doctors and parents and Childhood Cancer Foundation, South Africa (CHOC) volunteers.
It depicts the suffering and challenges the children and parents face, while at the same time the joy of being part of a loving community.
It was filmed at the CHOC- supported paediatric oncology ward at Frere Hospital in East London and it showcases children singing and everyone going about their duties. CHOC regional manager, Debbie Kleinenberg, said the video was inspired by Childhood Cancer International (CCI) last year, where the children were singing the same song.
“It was so much fun and you could just see the enthusiasm and support from everyone involved. “It was just fantastic. The aim for the video is to show children’s cancer journey, capture the different myths and fears, there is lot of pain but we also wanted to show that you are not alone. We are a family. Children’s cancer affects everyone and all cultural groups,” Kleinenberg said.
“The video will be used in communities to show how everyone works together to fight childhood cancer,” Kleinenberg said.
Choc has also launched the GO 4 GOLD campaign to promote awareness of children’s cancer and they are selling gold-beaded ribbons for R20.
For more information on Childhood Cancer Month or to get involved, contact Debbie on 086-111-2109 or visit the CHOC house at 54 Edge Rd, Beacon Bay and bring a smile to the faces of the children suffering with cancer.