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23 Apr 2022
7:43 am

Baby’s survival is the light of hope

Editorial staff

When her mother, Tintswalo Baloyi, heard her baby girl had a hole in her heart, she had a “nervous breakdown”.

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You would have to have a heart of stone not to go at least “aww, shame” (in that very South African way that we do) about the story we run on saturday of Baby Atang’s birthday and the fact that she’s here to celebrate it thanks to life-saving heart surgery. When her mother, Tintswalo Baloyi, heard her baby girl had a hole in her heart, she had a “nervous breakdown”. The diagnosis of the life-threatening defect led to a specialised procedure performed just two weeks before Atang’s first birthday by a special team of surgeons and nurses at the Netcare...