My name is Andrew
I love being outdoors and walking in nature.
On the 30th November 2021 I was walking in a nature reserve alone ,I lost my footing, fell down a hill and broke my ankle in 3 places. I couldn’t walk on it and had to crawl back to a road, flag someone down and was taken to hospital.
Despite this horrific ordeal, an operation and countless hours of physio I consider myself incredibly privileged. I have access to medical aid, a good hospital 5 min away from where I fell, a supportive family and community and access to crutches and physio on site in the hospital.It was a huge blessing to me. During this time I became aware of how easy it has been for me because of my access to good healthcare but what about those who don’t?
I became aware of some many people who just simply cant afford the basics, let alone Physio and an operation.
In partnership with Siyakwazi I will be walking close to 100km in order to raise R35 000 for Anothando* ( not her real name )
Anothando is a young girl who was only diagnosed with severe autism this past February. She is non verbal and finds communicating quite difficult. Getting dressed in the morning is a real struggle for her. She loves playing with dolls, shiny Lego and is starting to choose her own toys to play with. Her parents have really struggled with access the specialized education that she needs. Thanks to Siyakwazi she has been accepted at Cornerstone School, a private school for children with Autism, however her parents are unable to afford her fees.
Due to my injury I am not able to walk far distances unaided, so everyday I will be walking a short distance everyday using my crutches until I become able to walk without them.
Partner with me to activate generosity, by donating per KM or donating a once off amount now.
Together we can!