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Christ who Strengthens Me

Philippians 4:13 

Drowning is the number 1 cause of accidental death in children ages 1-4.

Drowning can occur at any time, including instances when children are not expected to be near water, such as when they gain unsupervised access to pools. The leading cause of unintentional injury death for children (ages 1-14) is motor vehicle collisions. Fatal drowning is the second most significant cause of unintentional injury death for children aged 1-14.

Nonfatal drowning can lead to long-term health problems and expensive hospital stays.

For every child who succumbs to drowning, another eight require emergency department care for non-fatal drowning. More than 40% of drownings treated in emergency departments necessitate hospitalization or transfer for additional care, in contrast to 8% for all unintentional injuries

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Prayer Bear is a proudly dynamic South African non-profit organization. We are dedicated to providing support to children and their families facing medical emergencies and non-fatal drowning disabilities in South Africa, focusing on primary injury prevention. Additionally, we extend nationwide support to less fortunate children disabled by non-fatal drowning or other cerebral-hypoxic/traumatic injuries, emphasizing secondary and tertiary prevention.


To provide children and their caregivers in South Africa with the resources and medical services necessary to maintain their daily care and enhance their quality of life.

To support and provide assistance to children in South Africa following medical/trauma injuries, non-fatal drownings, and disabilities caused by cerebral hypoxic injury or other conditions. We aim to supply the necessary aid and resources required to enhance their quality of life. Additionally, we collaborate with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to educate and assist community-based child care institutions, pre-schools, primary schools, parents, or other caregivers, offering resources to prevent drowning incidents. Our commitment includes having the requisite knowledge and training to provide emergency care (first aid) in the event of near drownings until emergency medical services are available.


We proudly collaborate with H.E.M.S, leveraging their technical expertise and field experience in dealing with near-drowning incidents. This partnership enables us to respond quickly and effectively when it matters most.

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