Launch the 1st Lupus Children’s Book in Africa

Fundraising campaign by Una Van Rhyn
  • ZAR6,040.00
    raised of R25,000.00 goal
24% Funded
8 Donors

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‘Wandile, the Warrior on Woes’ is a charming story about a young child and her friends who are navigating the reality of living with lupus. It is for children aged 5-12 years.

Lupus is a life-threatening, incurable, autoimmune disease that affects five million people worldwide. There is currently no literature for kids being diagnosed with and living with lupus in Africa although recent updates have shown that lupu is being increasingly recognized with children on this continent.

‘Wandile, the Warrior on Woes’ will form part of a ‘Lupie Kidz’ campaign run by Andrea’s Gift Foundation, a nonprofit organisation for lupus support. The package will include the book, a teddy called Khosi and a ‘Lupus Warrior’ medal.

We need to raise $1400, and will launch on World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day supporting under-resourced hospitals in South Africa.

This project is significant because children who are diagnosed with lupus often feel bewildered, afraid and hopeless. The purpose of ‘Wandile the Warrior on Woes’ is to educate through creative storytelling and empower the children with the message that a diagnosis does not define their destiny.

Video link to our campaign: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2726278657623308&extid=Jnd4Gdc3rrpLQCs4

Andrea’s Gift Foundation will be incredibly grateful for your support of this special project.

Organizer

  • Una Van Rhyn

Founder of AGF

Founder of AGF

Donors

  • Kieren Vels
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2020
  • I will always support those who seek to give a voice to the voiceless, who help the helpless and who protect the most vulnerable in society, especially widows and orphans. This is a much needed yet tender initiative. Congratulations to author Danella Djan and Una van Rhyn for putting this together.

R500.00
  • Kim Clarke
  • Donated on Nov 02, 2020
R1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 08, 2020
  • Hi D, I hope you are well. What a fantastic initiative this is. Please receive this small amount towards the foundation. All the best. Regards, Thalitha George

R500.00
Dec 13

Wandile in Colour!

Update posted by Una Van Rhyn at 05:36 am

Andrea’s Gift Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have found a wonderful illustrator for ‘Wandile, the Warrior on Woes’! Liz Watson has been able to capture the essence of the story in her magnificent illustrations. Here’s a sneak peek of Wandile and her warrior teddy Khosi! Thank you to. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

8 donors
  • Kieren Vels
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2020
  • I will always support those who seek to give a voice to the voiceless, who help the helpless and who protect the most vulnerable in society, especially widows and orphans. This is a much needed yet tender initiative. Congratulations to author Danella Djan and Una van Rhyn for putting this together.

R500.00
  • Kim Clarke
  • Donated on Nov 02, 2020
R1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 08, 2020
  • Hi D, I hope you are well. What a fantastic initiative this is. Please receive this small amount towards the foundation. All the best. Regards, Thalitha George

R500.00
  • Jaimy Watt
  • Donated on Oct 01, 2020
  • We have family and friends suffering from this, education is key to quality of life.

R2500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 24, 2020
R500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 24, 2020
  • Fantastic project. Much needed literature piece.

R500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2020
  • International transfer

R340.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2020
  • Every bit of help in whatever form helps

R200.00

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ZAR6,040.00
raised of R25,000.00 goal
24% Funded
8 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities