Kiara was admitted to St Joseph’s Intermediate Paediatric Facility in 2004. She was three years old and living in the Eastern Cape. Kiara was initially sent to RXH for oncology treatment. After her condition stabilised she was referred to St Joseph’s to strengthen and heal while continuing her chemotherapy treatment at RXH.

At St Joseph’s Kiara received daily nursing care, administration of medication, checking of her vital signs and routine hygiene care. St Joseph’s transported her to and from RXH for her follow up treatment and tests.  Kiara also attended the preschool in the mornings and rested in the afternoons to assist her healing process.

She stayed at St Joseph’s Home for six months receiving holistic care which was crucial to her recovery, and was then discharged back into the care of her mother.

Kiaras full recovery and success warms our hearts and delights us knowing that we offer children a “life of possibilities.” We know that overcoming health challenges takes courage, hard work and perseverance. Receiving this fantastic news that Kiara has been selected for the girls U/18 A Eastern Province team delights us all.


“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”Helen Keller