The Rohan Bloom Foundation was established by Rod Bloom in memory of his son Rohan, who lost his battle to cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma at the tender age of 14.
Having watched Rohan suffer extreme pain, indignity, and fear, his family lived in desperation and helplessness. Had there been a paediatric palliative hospice this would have alleviated the horrific trauma Rohan and his family endured.
After Rohan’s passing Rod vowed that Rohan’s death would not be in vain and that no child and family should ever have to suffer the way they did. Rod founded The Rohan Bloom Foundation to fulfil his wish of establishing a Paediatric Palliative In-Patient Hospice so that no family should ever have to watch their child suffer the way Rohan did.
Today, The Rohan Bloom Foundation is building a base from which the vision can become reality. Among its major initiatives, is a fundraising drive to build and open ROHAN HOUSE the First Paediatric Palliative Care In-Patient Hospice in the Cape, solely run on private funding.
Rohan was, and will always be, a champion.
Today, his name and legacy lives on and it is his refusal to admit defeat until his last breath which is the fighting spirit that motivates our Foundation’s vision.