Wheelchair Recipients July 2018

1. Frances Mthembu (58) lost his leg after a car accident in 2007. He couldn’t contain his happiness and wept with tears of joy when he received his wheelchair.

2. Affectionately known as Gogo Ndlovu, the 76 year old from Ndwendwe received her wheelchair from Gift of the Givers after having to share a wheelchair with her neighbour for clinic visits and collections of grant.

3. 83 year old Ntombi Zamisa, a bed-ridden double amputee will finally be able to go outside for some fresh air, thanks to her brand new wheelchair from the Gift of the Givers team and the #arctic2athens campaign.

4. Mr Beukes has stomach cancer and his health has been rapidly deteriorating. This wheelchair will bring him much needed comfort and relief.

5. Mwotaivu Livingston received his wheelchair in Uganda. His son was in Johannesburg and returned to the village with a brand new wheelchair from Gift of the Givers.

6. Shalin has been in a pram for the past 13 years. He suffers from Cerebral Palsy with West Syndrome and blindness.

Sadly there is no treatment in South Africa for West Syndrome and on any given day Shalin experiences 20 - 30 seizures. His wheelchair needed to be quiet specific in that it had to recline as Shalin is often drowsy due to medication. It also needed to be padded to protect him during the sometimes violent seizures.

We were happy to deliver a suitable wheelchair, a much needed upgrade from the 13 year old pram for this precious boy.

  • Beukus
  • Francis
  • Gogo
  • Ntombi
  • Shalin
  • Uganda

Wheelchair Recipients

Wheelchair Recipients
Arctic2Athens is an exciting jet ski world record challenge with a bigger purpose - to raise funds to supply wheelchairs to the physically challenged, and to supply autism kits to assist people with autism. If you would like to support these causes, visit www.arctic2athens.org
 
Recipients pictured:
  • 2 new wheelchairs were handed over to Mckaiser Old Age Home in Grahamstown.
  • Tannie Vytjie
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Marinus to break World Jet Ski Record on Mandela Day

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Autism

Autism
After personal experience of having an autistic brother, Marinus made a commitment to himself to use every opportunity to really make a difference and create awareness around the special needs of autistic people. Arctic2Athens is dedicated to this. For more info around autism, visit aut2know.co.za - If you would like to support these causes, visit www.arctic2athens.org
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World Record Jet Ski Attempt for Mandela Day

World Record Jet Ski Attempt for Mandela Day

Commemorating 100 years of greatness has to be matched by an event that celebrates that greatness through intense sacrifice, social awareness, risk and commitment. Marinus du Plessis, a 55-year old South African is set to jet ski his way into the Guiness Book of Records with a solo 11000km Artic-to-Athens venture in honour of Tata Mandela and Mandela Day to raise both awareness about the immense

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