The Foundation is dedicated to assist children receive the medical care that they deserve.
The Marian Rose Foundation is built on a legacy of living
Kathleen Marian Rose was an organ and tissue donor. When she passed away in 2001, she impacted the lives of 20 people through her organ and tissue donations. Inspired by her mother’s selfless act, Kay Ross – Founding Director – launched the Marian Rose Foundation in 2012 in honour of her late mother.
"My mom helped 20 people when she donated her organs and tissue. She was able to impact so many when she passed, my goal is to use her legacy and during my lifetime to impact the lives of children and ensure their health and wellbeing". Kay Ross – Founding Director
Stories of Hope
We met Imange in 2013 when he was just two years old. He was born with a mass of intestines and malformed organs outside his body. He also had no sexual organs, Spina Bifida, one kidney, displaced hips and club feet...Click here for Imange’s need’s list
Liam is five years old. He is one of only two people in South Africa with Glycogen Storage Disease and his blood sugar has to be monitored by sensors 24 hours a day...Click here for Liam’s need’s list
Godswill is four years old and was born with a sac of fluid behind his head (meningoencephalocoele). His Mom could not get treatment for him and the sac grew as he did...Click here for Godswill’s need’s list
Ways to Help
All photographs included on our website are of children that have been assisted by The Marian Rose Foundation. These photos are included with the permission of the children’s parents.