Footprints 4 Sam

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Footprints 4 Sam is a trust established in memory of Samuel John Frederick Platt. Sam was born on the 9 April 2015 and spent his entire life in ICU and the majority of this intubated and on a ventilator. During his short 15.5 months on earth, Sam’s journey saw him being exposed to both the good and the bad of the healthcare system, enduring multiple botched procedures and numerous misdiagnoses. The disconnect between the profit motive and patient centred healthcare resulted in a feeling of disempowerment and disillusionment with the lack of humanity and care.
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We have six key pillar Footprints 4 Sam projects. Namely:

1) The Super Sam Hero Vehicle Initiative
2) The Super Sam Hero Bucket Initiative
3) The Beautiful Memory Project
4) Our Super Sam Hero Wifi Project
5) The SAM Support Group
6) Advocacy
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Just from looking at the titles/project names, I can immediately tell that these are really great initiatives
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Amazing work! I am very passionate about children, that is the main reason why I also volunteer and try to make a difference in the lives of others. I would’ve loved to have met Sam, he sounds like a real champion and we are blessed to have had him on earth.
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Indeed. I am so glad that there is such a great initiative and Trust. Keep up the great work
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How does each one work?
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Thank you all so much for the positive feedback. We really do want Sam’s legacy to live on forever
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How does each one work?
The Super Sam Hero Vehicle Initiative: Chronically ill underprivileged children and their families are chauffeured to the hospital and their clinic appointments in Cape Town. The vehicle is operated by Paedspal - a local NGO in Cape Town that is focused on the paediatric palliative care sector.
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The Super Sam Hero Vehicle Initiative: Chronically ill underprivileged children and their families are chauffeured to the hospital and their clinic appointments in Cape Town. The vehicle is operated by Paedspal - a local NGO in Cape Town that is focused on the paediatric palliative care sector.
I can just imagine the feeling of being very sick and having to take several buses just to get to the hospital. It can’t be an easy feat.
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How does each one work?
The Super Sam Hero Bucket Initiative: Three types of buckets are delivered to families in hospital or when they are going home to ensure that they have some provisions available when they reach home after months in hospital. Can you imagine the trauma of taking a chronically ill child home and then still having to worry about how you are going to feed them and take care of their basic hygiene requirement? The Food Bucket consists of non-perishable food staples. The Care Bucket consists of toiletry items for Mum and Child and the Love Bucket of a few beautiful items, such as a blanket, toy, Footprints 4 Sam bracelet, etc.
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The Super Sam Hero Bucket Initiative: Three types of buckets are delivered to families in hospital or when they are going home to ensure that they have some provisions available when they reach home after months in hospital. Can you imagine the trauma of taking a chronically ill child home and then still having to worry about how you are going to feed them and take care of their basic hygiene requirement? The Food Bucket consists of non-perishable food staples. The Care Bucket consists of toiletry items for Mum and Child and the Love Bucket of a few beautiful items, such as a blanket, toy, Footprints 4 Sam bracelet, etc.
That sounds great! Basic necessities for the first few days they are at home or in the hospital is very practical.
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