Bigshoes Foundation provides medical care and interventions to children living in children’s homes, in families in our communities, as well as while in hospital. We provide services in three provinces and were the first to provided hospital based paediatric palliative care services. Bigshoes grew from being a service mainly directed at providing medical services for children in children’s homes (previously known as CHOMP and started by paediatricians Drs Michelle Meiring and Gayle Sherman in 2002) to one providing services in academic hospitals as well as training for care givers and advocating for appropriate HIV and medical services for abandoned babies. In 2006 BigShoes opened a second branch in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and in 2009 in Cape Town, Western Cape.
Bigshoes’ vision is to reduce the suffering of vulnerable children, ensure their health and empower their caregivers.
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For more information read The Beginning of Chomp: My Story by Dr Michelle Meiring