Welcome to Natalie’s Circle of Love - a growing network of people holding Natalie in their hearts
Natalie’s courage, maturity and determination to fight an extremely rare form of bone cancer inspired all who follow her story. This site was established shortly after Natalie was diagnosed with Chordoma in January 2011 when she was 10 years old and follows her story until after her death on 13th November 2013. She was a small girl with a big impact on the world and the exceptional way that she lived and died continues to inspire us all to overcome our personal limitations, connect with others and live a a creative life filled with love, gratitude and respect.
There is an ancient African proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child”; and, aside from our large and devoted family in Cape Town and across South Africa; Natalie connected friends new and old, seen and unseen as people all over the world formed a circle of love around us and reached out to support Natalie and our family. This site has become a powerful conduit for love, hope and faith and Natalie’s incredible story is a source of great inspiration shared all over the world.
Natalie’s Circle of Love Trust was established shortly after her diagnosis in 2011 and our family actively raised funds to meet the epic financial challenges involved in Natalie’s treatment and care until the time of her death. We will be forever grateful for the generosity of donors who helped us provide in money and kind for our daughter and it is thanks to your selfless kindness that Natalie had all that she needed and the best care possible.
In 2014 Natalie’s Circle of Love Trust becomes Natalie’s Circle of Love Foundation so that we can honour our daughter and share all that we have learned for the benefit of other families impacted by rare and life-threatening diseases. Your support is deeply appreciated. Please click on the “Make a Donation” page to find safe payment options in South Africa and Internationally.
We hope that you will follow Natalie’s incredible journey and share the link with your friends. Please enjoy exploring this site, leave a message for us and learn about the many miracles we celebrate every day.
Follow the hyper link to view a 3 minute film lovingly created as graphic animation of how Natalie’s story began.
With your actions love, and prayers, we know our daughter is forever held in a divine circle of love.
With much gratitude,
Shirley Lowe & Jonny Cohen