On Saturday 9 February, Private Property descended on Midmar Dam to support its 12 swimmers in the Midmar Mile race. As a company, we raised more than R50 000, which is being used to purchase wheelchairs for underprivileged disabled children. Here are some of the first recipients.
Sanele’s new wheelchair got a huge “thumbs up”.
Six-year-old Ntaka’s existing wheelchair was too big for her, and not very comfortable. Her new wheelchair fits her little body and is much lighter, making it more comfortable and easier for her to get around. It’s even possible that Ntaka may now be able to attend school.
Ngongo is 36 years old and has never had a wheelchair. His mom has carried him on her back all this time. His wheelchair means that he and his mom are now able to move around more easily.
Sibaya will, for the first time, be able to play outside with his friends.
Ntusi is 27 years old and has nerve damage. She falls when she tries to walk with her frame. With her new wheelchair, she is now able to move around without falling, and to hug her children.
Smiley little Zokwana will now be able to play in the sun instead of spending her days lying in bed.
Dlamini had never played outside. He was not accepted into school because of his physical limitations. At 14 years old, and thanks to his new-found moblity and independence, Dlamini now has a chance to be schooled properly.
These wheelchairs were distributed with the facilitation and assistance of The Extra Mile organisation – many thanks.