Care Cancer Kids Posts

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was…

As someone who works in an academic setting, a good part of my day is devoted to teaching. Supervising registrars, guiding fellows, teaching undergraduate students, and pointing elective students in the right direction. Undergraduate teaching is essential and…

In the last month I have finished a PhD protocol and submitted it to an assessors committee; counselled too many parents about the imminent deaths of their children; waited not-so-patiently for the results of an ethics committee review;…

Two days ago we celebrated the sixth birthday of our younger son, the whiny one. Usually I go overboard and make a cake and decorate it to the best of my limited ability. Between the two of them,…

Don’t get me wrong – I’m really grateful to spinning instructors. If it weren’t for you, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have finished the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge in the phenomenal time of 7 hours and 13 minutes.…

Today is the day. I can’t believe I survived to see this day. I’ve had neck spasms, tension headaches and now cold sores. Blegh! Self-inflicted stress, I know, I KNOW, OK? I did this to myself and I…

Unbelievably, The target has been reached. I set out with the very ambitious aim of raising R100 000 for childhood cancer research, thinking, oh, we did it last year through the Wits Paediatric Fund for the cardiology unit…

There has definitely been progress but will it be enough? Here’s the fitness tracker from the beginning of November: Freak out! And here’s the one from today: It seems to be saying I might make it. When I…

When Jen asked me to write a blog post about my son Sifiso, my immediate reaction was…YES! Absolutely. I love to write and I love what she is doing. Not to mention that she and her partner are…