Never letting go of HopeStep 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
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.
To help special needs kids and their parents with immediate short term financial relief and support for the family.
To raise awareness to the plight of special needs kids and families living with Autism and Global Developmental Delay.
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
Meet the Team
• 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
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.
Due to amazing growth, a waiting list and fantastic opportunity, we are at new, bigger premises!
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.
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!
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.
Carol Boyes – Claremont
A Photographic Affair
Stan Davids – “Jazzman”
Pick ‘n Pay Plumstead
Casurina Wellness Centre
Should you want to support, join or help for a day.