The Nkanyezi Stimulation Centre for mentally and physically challenged children in Soweto has now become only one of its kind in the township.
When her son Nkanyezi died in her arms from cerebral palsy, Prisca Tshabalala promised him she would take care of other children suffering from the same ailment.
"This year is the centre's 10th anniversary," Tshabalala said. "But I have struggled for funding over the years, with government departments constantly letting me down."
To her relief City Parks, with support from Standard Bank, came to the party at the weekend.
"We're not just about parks," said City Parks managing director Luther Williamson. "We're about sustaining communities, so we plan to get doctors, physio- therapists and retailers to support this and other similar causes."
Today the centre, named after Tshabalala's son, boasts a large, brand-new park.