+27 76 160 5227 cadensfoundation@gmail.com

Never letting go of Hope

Step into my shoes and walk the life I'm living and if you get as far as I am... just maybe you will see how strong i really am.
My Story

My Story

Hi, my name is Caden and I am writing my story at age 7, through the heart and fingers of my mom.

I was born with low muscle tone and when I was 6 months old I could not sit by myself. After months of physical and occupational therapy I eventually learnt to do basic things, for example something as simple as a reflex action. This comes automatically to many normal developing children/babies and which is something many take for granted. I eventually learnt to walk at about 2 years of age, even though my parents were advised that this would not be a possibility. A daunting thought, but my parents pushed on and believed in me.

Me at 6 months

Nobody could deny I was cute innocent

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Me at 6yrs and on to my First Junior Argus Cycle Tour which I rode in 2016!

As it was Down Syndrome month, I dedicated my cycle tour medal to two special friends of mine, Luca and Sydney. The route was 1.7km and I managed to pedal on my own!

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Our Goals

Short Term

To help special needs kids and their parents with immediate short term financial relief and support for the family.

Medium Term

To raise awareness to the plight of special needs kids and families living with Autism and Global Developmental Delay.

Long Term

To have a facility/centre for special needs kids that is sustainable and provides for their daily needs and will offer support for parents and families.

Why We Do It

In the words of Magic Johnson, “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.”
We believe every child deserves the opportunity and a safe, healthy environment to grow their potential and be their best selves. It is this belief that drove us to find “that place” for our son. When we could not find it, we created it (“if you dont get the miracle, become the miracle”). Having lived and still navigating this challenging journey, we endeavour to make it easier for others experiencing similar challenges.
Armed with these ideals, we started the foundation and the school. To date we have seen enormous growth in our children and our school and this has made us grow as individuals.

Meet the Team

We have an incredible team of directors, planning committee and supporters who all, in their various ways, make what we do possible.

Get Involved

• Support and/or get involved in projects,

 

• Support and/or get involved in fundraisers

 

• Donate your function in aid of our fundraising

 

• Donate your birthday in aid of our fundraising

Our Fundraisers

We have regular events throughout the year to raise funds.

You are welcome to donate your event to our fundraising cause or assist us with ours.

 

Our School

Due to amazing growth, a waiting list and fantastic opportunity, we are at new, bigger premises!

 

Our School

In 2015 and along with 2 other parents with children in similar positions and SNAP (Special Needs Adapted Program), we opened a school for children with special needs in the southern suburbs. On 23 January 2015, SNAP South in association with Caden’s Foundation of Hope NPC opened their doors to 6 learners, one teacher and a teaching assistant at rented premises in Tokai.

Since then, in July 2015, the school has moved to Kirstenhof as bigger premises were needed due to the demand. 2 extra learners and an extra teaching assistant has joined us in August 2015. The Foundation also provides financial aid to assist some of the children who are not able to afford the full fees and also assists children at other Special Needs institutions in the community. October 2017 saw the school move into new, larger premises!

Santam visiting us for their 67 minutes at our school, SNAP South.

When teacher told me we were working with nuts and bolts yesterday to help with fine motor skills … I was over the moon. They are my favorite!!! Look at that concentration!!!😁🚐 #littlemechanic #loveworkingoncars

YOU Mag Team spending the day with us at SNAP South

2015 Inter-Schools Climbing Competition

Countdown to our next Event

Sorry its sold out! But you can keep updated on our site and FB page to enjoy our next event!

We will also be streaming live on our You Tube Channel!

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Our Sponspors

These are the people who sponsor our journey. Have a look at their websites to support them – lets “be one, change one” and support and help where we can. As you support them, they are better able to support us.

Family and Friends

Raw Joy

Executive Decision Security

BH Security

Mellissa’s Nail and Beauty Salon

Chantal’s Hairdressing

Keith Andrews Car Parts

Zodiac Sound & Lighting

JCF Motors

M & L Panel Beaters

Ludski & Sons Panel Beaters

D & P Autobody

Style Travel

Bridge Cycles

Hammertons Social Golf Club

Ian Bergstedt’s Lighting

Electric Express

Records4U with DJ Aaron

Chillout Distribution CC

Jaytrade CC

Go To Print

WendyH Designs

Kuilsriver Toyota

Secure Choice Security Systems

Deon Scritten Painters

House of Paint, Diep River

Allenby Printers

Carol Boyes – Claremont

A Photographic Affair

Stan Davids – “Jazzman”

Pick ‘n Pay Plumstead

Indhi Fashions

CK Coachworks

Fix-A-Smash

Powa-Tech

Spectra Alarms

Coronation

Casurina Wellness Centre

Contact Us

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