The likelihood of overcoming chronic illness is minimal at best
FOR CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM THE CHRONIC ILLNESSES, LIFE APPEARS TO BRING ONE TRAUMA AFTER ANOTHER.
For the unfortunate, whose parents cannot afford constant medical care, supervision and a suitable environment, the likelihood of overcoming chronic illness is minimal at best. For the fortunate who are relegated to a daily routine of testing, dialysis and the uncertainty surrounding an organ transplant, hope is often a hard thing to muster. It was upon seeing this trauma Marang House was founded in 1998, a ray of hope and sunshine for South Africa's seriously ill children.
Marang House supports children from 4 years old to 14 years old providing them with a home environment where they can learn to manage their illnesses. These children suffer from serious illnesses that require constant monitoring and regular treatment at a tertiary hospital. We can accommodate up to 12 children providing them with clothes, housing, food and 24-hour medical care. However, most importantly the children are brought to the hospital each day where they receive not only training on how to manage their disease, but also traditional education as well.
In addition to meeting each child’s unique health and wellness needs, Marang House also helps ensure that each child’s education, as well as their sense of friendship and fun are less impeded by their affliction. There is currently one house in Northcliff, which provides care to children between the ages of four and fourteen from the various hospitals in the Johannesburg region. As a registered Section 21 (non-profit) organization, Marang House relies entirely upon external funding to supply these life-sustaining services.