Kindercare supports cancer patients | The Herald

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KinderCare Zimbabwe has relocated to provide mental health care for children suffering from cancer as part of the effort to ease the burden on them and their parents.

On Sunday, KinderCare organized a visit by the Palestinian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Tamer Almassri, to the pediatric cancer ward of Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, where they donated various goodies and toys to the children.

The visit was in support of Childhood Cancer Month, which is held every September to raise awareness, funding and support for childhood cancer and its impact on patients and families.

During the tour of the cancer ward, the director of Kindercare, Dr. Faith Nyamukapa, that it is important that children suffering from cancer are supported with resources to occupy their minds.

“We work with children in Zimbabwe and our main goal is to support their mental health and social orphans. In the month of September, we said that children with cancer were the diagnosis of our hearts, so we raised awareness of such diseases and we offered our support and we mobilized donations for those children,” she said.

“Children need care, they need our love, regardless of their age, so in these boxes of gifts are boxes of love.

“Even when they (the children) are in bed, they have to read, they have to catch up with their studies. Sometimes they can’t talk, but they can write, so we took those resources with us.”

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