Toys R Us TRUpers have dedicated the month of love to spreading much needed care and affection to young children suffering with multi drug-resistant tuberculosis at King Dinuzulu hospital in Sydenham, Durban.
The team, who are committed to carrying out more good deeds in deserving communities, spent the day with children in the multi-drug resistant TB ward facilitated by the Umduduzi – Hospice Care for Children. Umduduzi seeks to ensure that children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions receive the best possible care and comfort and where death is inevitable that it is with dignity and pain-free.
To support the recovery of these youngsters, the Toys R Us TRUpers visited the facility this week and not only donated a stimulating selection of outdoor, educational and board games, but also spent time interacting and connecting with the patients.
“'The visit by the Toys R Us TRUpers to the children in the multi-drug resistant TB ward at King Dinuzulu Hospital was one of the most fun-filled visits that the children have had for a long time. Not only did the group arrive with toys that would encourage interaction between the children but they also joined in and participated in all the activities with them,” said Mari van der Merwe Consultant to Umduduzi.
She added that the children loved the games and equipment but most appreciated the sincere interest that the TRUpers showed in them.
“Umduduzi - Hospice Care for Children is most appreciative of the commitment and effort shown by these caring women in taking the time out of their busy day to make a difference in the lives of these children,” added van der Merwe.
Marketing manager Toys R Us & Babies R Us South Africa, Nicole Jansen Van Vuuren applauded the great work done by Umduduzi in trying to make these children’s long term hospital stay more bearable.
“It was heart-breaking to see so many young children suffer with life threatening illnesses such as tuberculosis and we were grateful to have this opportunity to add some cheer and love to their day,” said Jansen Van Vuuren.