Shiraz Ladies Circle Supports Care for Claire!

Here is Claire with her duvet!

Shiraz Ladies Circle No 8 handed over a custom-made Sunflower bandana duvet and pillow to toddler Claire Hart and mom Candice Hart. Claire was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukaemia. JMML is an exceptionally rare disease in children and if untreated has a 100% mortality rate. The only curative strategy for Claire is a bone marrow transplant. Claire has been tissue typed and has 4 fully matched adult donors on the international bone marrow registries. After final test, they are hoping to have the bone marrow transplant done in April 2014.

Claire’s family and friends are hoping to raise approximately R500 000.00 for donor testing and graft procurement which will be coordinated and handled by the South African Bone Marrow Registry. At present Claire is an outpatient at the G1 Oncology Department at Red Cross Children’s Hospital under the care of Dr Marc Hendricks and his team.
Individuals or companies wanting to contribute to the Cares for Claire fund can do so by depositing into her bank account: Cares for Claire, Standard Bank, Constantia, branch code 025309, account number: 302058400, account type: business current account.

Pictured is Claire with her pretty Sunflower bandana duvet with members of Shiraz Ladies Circle No 8 –  back from left Lisa Schlechter, Judy Theunissen, Claire Hart, Connor Stander, Leanne Stander, front  Claire’s mom Candice Hart.

Find the Cares for Claire group on Facebook and follow Claire’s journey to recovery.