- By: Corne de Vos
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/oatsa
Help OATSA create awareness about children born without an oesophagus (food-pipe), Cape Town, Western Cape.
We also want to support children and families of children born with this disease. OATSA is a Registered NPC. All funds raised go to awareness campaignes.
We would also like to go and represent our organization at the International congress in Cincinatti October 2022. This congress will allow us to network with other international support groups. It will also give us access to the latest information and research on oesophageal atresia.
- Sep 05, 2021 - R 200.00
- "Thanks" - deVos
We are a non-profit company and support group for children born with oesophageal atresia and/or TOF in South Africa. These children are born without complete oesophagus (food-pipe). Some also have a connection between the oesophagus and the trachea (wind-pipe) known as a TOF.
This means that these children need an operation shortly after birth. If all goes well, the oesophagus is connected to the stomach and the baby can start drinking milk. Sometimes this is not possible and they need to stay in the hospital for long periods of time.
Some end of with a feeding tube in the stomach. Most of these children needs more than one operation. Longterm they also need regular follow-up with their doctors, they are prone to lung infections, suffer from reflux, and need multiple surgeries throughout their lives. They often can't eat normal food. These children and families need constant support to help them overcome this. That is what the OATSA family is for. Please help us, help our members "...because being born unable to swallow is hard enough."