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Footprints 4 Sam is a charitable trust established to stir change in the healthcare culture of neonatal and paediatric ICU wards across South Africa. The organisation promotes swift intervention, early diagnosis and family-centred solutions that are real and achievable.
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WeGather is proud to support Footprints 4 Sam, because it is a charity very aligned with our principles of leading meaningful discussions about important issues, and about ensuring the voices of little guys do not get drowned out by the crowd.
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The Footprints 4 Sam Trust was launched to build a legacy for Samuel Platt, who passed away having spent his entire life in ICU (Fifteen and half months), having never gone home and having never gone outside to play. The goal of the Trust is to offer hope, change, dignity, connectedness and support to underprivileged children who have chronic illnesses. (These are illnesses that are either life limiting or life threatening - These include many rare conditions. Sam had a rare muscle myopathy called Central Core Disease).
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Thank you for sharing the above. Can you please tell us more about the different initiatives under Footprints 4 Sam?
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There are actually 6 initiatives under Footprints 4 Sam.
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First is The Super Sam Hero Vehicle Initiative. Chronically ill underprivileged children and their families are chauffeured to the hospital and their clinic appointments in Cape Town. The vehicle is operated by Paedspal - a local NGO in Cape Town that is focused on the pediatric palliative care sector.
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That makes sense, they won’t have to worry about transportation. With so many things to worry about, that should be the least of their worry. It’s a good initiative.
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Another initiative is The Super Sam Hero Bucket Initiative. Three types of buckets are delivered to families in hospital or when they are going home to ensure that they have some provisions available when they reach home after months in hospital. Can you imagine the trauma of taking a chronically ill child home and then still having to worry about how you are going to feed them and take care of their basic hygiene requirement? The Food Bucket consists of non perishable food staples. The Care Bucket consists of toiletry items for Mum and Child and the Love Bucket of a few beautiful items, such as a blanket, toy, Footprints 4 Sam bracelet, etc.
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That is a good idea. Basic necessities for the first few days they are at home or in the hospital is very practical.
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A third initiative is The Beautiful Memory Project. This project looks at making beautiful memories for families during the hardest time in their lives.
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The Food Bucket consists of non perishable food staples.
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A third initiative is The Beautiful Memory Project. This project looks at making beautiful memories for families during the hardest time in their lives.
Do you mean having photographers ‘document’ the beautiful memories for the families?
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