Coming to the rescue of the less fortunate

IF there is one person you can count on, it's Sowetan's Mama Angel coming to the rescue of the less fortunate.

On hearing about a family of 10 sharing a one-room RDP house in Westonaria she quickly found out what they needed and promptly delivered to their tiny home.

For Bridget and David Mosia, having to feed their extended family of eight children is a daily mission on the sole income David brings in as a taxi driver.

"I just can't thank Mama Angel enough for what she has done for my family," a smiling Bridget said this week.

"It will help a lot. At least the kids won't go to bed hungry."

The government grants they receive for some of the children help to pay for school fees and uniforms, but with six of the children between seven and 19, the expenses quickly mount.

On hand to help unpack the groceries was Bridget's niece Lucy, who is at home recovering from chemotherapy.

Lucy has been in and out of hospital over the past three years as she battles to beat cancer.

Looking stronger compared with a few weeks ago, Lucy was excited about returning to school.

"I haven't been to school since last March because of my illness, so tomorrow will be my first day back," she says.

"Most of my friends wrote matric last year. I guess I will just have to make new friends."

Writing matric this year, she hopes, if the opportunity arises, to one day study medicine. When she last wrote exams at TM Letlhake High School in Westonaria Extension 5, she scored 80percent in her favourite subject biology.

"I feel better and stronger but have to go back to hospital in a couple of weeks for a checkup. They test my blood."

With a small dog playing at her feet, Lucy had this message for anyone else suffering from an illness: "Don't lose hope and remember to keep your trust in God."

The family still needs:

A bigger house, clothes food and blankets.