Help us to create a fund, which will continue in perpetuity to assist physically disabled children who require financial assistance either for equipment, medical treatment or professional help. The assistance will create in one form or another a better quality of life for these children and their families!
Our Sabrina Love Foundation was started in 2003 in memory of our daughter Sabrina. She was our darling precious child who was born with a very rare bone disorder, which effected her physical being, but not her wonderful mind. She learnt how to drive her wheelchair, even attending ballet classes all dressed in pink, and participated in all that life had to offer, with nothing but love, patience, bravery, compassion, humility and a zest that few able-bodied people have. She was an inspiration to us and everyone who met her and we were the lucky parents blessed to have her share our lives for six years, a month short of her seventh birthday.
Sabrina underwent numerous heartbreaking operations to correct her feet, knees and hips in the hope that she may walk one day. Her first year and a half was spent in plaster casts in between the operations. This was followed by hours and hours of physio and OT which helped her get stronger as she tried so hard through every session with the therapists that worked with her. Her body was built in a different way, and despite the surgery, Sabrina was created the way she was and she learnt to make the most of what she had and work her body in her own unique way to give her independence with her wheelchair and with the help of all of us around her.
As Sabrina got older, she had respiratory complications, and it was the pneumonia’s that were the most terrifying times for her. She would often end up in ICU on a ventilator for weeks fighting for her life. She was cared for by all the best medical equipment and the wonderful sisters and doctors who work tirelessly around the clock saving so many lives. Often, in those long quiet desperate hours of the night, we thanked G-d for being able to give Sabrina the care and special equipment that she needed to help her live her life. When she passed away, we wanted to try and help other parents who were not as fortunate, who also faced these challenges of giving their special children everything that they needed to live as normal and comfortable a life as possible. In some cases, this was as simple as the need of a wheelchair, something so out of reach for some, and yet a tool that could set these children free. Through the Sabrina Love Foundation we are able to help and hopefully reach so many of these special little people and their families in and around Plettenberg Bay, and teach others what a difference it can make.. and so our Foundation was born…