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Willing and Able: comforting lionhearted kids diagnosed with ...


Willing and Able: comforting lionhearted kids diagnosed with cancer

Cupcakes of Hope introduces Able the Lion as part of its project to get hospital supplies to children with cancer

Senior features writer

Able the Lion, a soft toy packed with medical kit for children with cancer, was released into hospital wards in SA this month by the organisation Cupcakes for Hope (https://cupcakesofhope.org/). 

“Children with cancer have a lot of procedures and operations done on them. Able is a comfort buddy who will help them feel more involved,” says Able Mdhluli, a medical student and cancer survivor, after whom the lion was named. “Kids like toys so Able the Lion will help with the anxiety and pain.”

Cupcakes of Hope supports more than 200 patients a month with medical bills, transport costs and other needs, the organisation stated during #CelebrateCancerHeroes month...

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