Join Lonehill resident and ependymoma fighter, Layla O’ Neill on World Ependymoma Day

With World Ependymoma Day just around the corner, community members are urged to come commemorate the day on 6 May at Lonehill Park from 11pm to 2pm.

Butterflies will be released as a sign of hope for those living with ependymoma.

Lonehill resident and ependymoma fighter, Layla O’ Neill, as well as Luciano Dias, Tristan Smit and Blayne Povey – who all have ependymoma – will be present to help commemorate the day with her.

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These are four out of five children known in South Africa who are fighting ependymoma.

Each one of these children inspires the other and the parents have developed a great support system each guiding the other through their journey.

Should you not be able to attend the ependymoma commemoration day at Lonehill Park, but would like to purchase a butterfly for one of the children, visit www.quicket to purchase a butterfly to be released.

What other diseases do you think need recognition? Share your views with on the Fourways Review Facebook page.

Masego Seemela

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