Meet Stembiso

Meet Stembiso  Stembiso is A 24 year old male. Stembiso has been a paraplegic since he was born. He lives at home with his mom and dad who have not been able to find full time jobs as he requires a lot of attention. About 3 years ago Stembiso outgrew his wheelchair. A round trip […]

Meet Braam

Meet Braam Abraham Van Der Nest was born on the 17/05/1945 in Port St Johns where he attended various schools in the neighbouring town’s. Braam now has three children who he loves wholeheartedly. He started his working career on the South African Railway services and then went into forestry starting his own business. In 2002 […]

Meet Nomphilo

Meet Nomphilo Nomphilo is a 33 year old female who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Nomphilo attended Saint Christophers school for the special needs and then went onto Browns school in Pine town. After her father passed away, Nomphilo was forced to move back to Sweet Waters with her mother where she has lived since. Nomphilo’s  living conditions […]

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 Miler. Chapter Four

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 Miler “Running one of the toughest trail runs South Africa has to offer, as an amputee.” Chapter 4: In the end, it is the Journey that matters. Just after sunset, Tyler and I left the check point at the Olde Duck Restaurant. With 128km’s in my legs and with […]

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 Miler. Chapter Three

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 Miler “Running one of the toughest trail runs South Africa has to offer, as an amputee.” Chapter Three.   Struggling with the Stump.   The 73km’s of high altitude terrain, traversing the mountain kingdom of Lesotho was now over.  I was feeling relieved and excited to drop down into the familiar […]

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 Miler. Chapter Two

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 Miler “Running one of the toughest trail runs South Africa has to offer, as an amputee.” Chapter Two.   Conquering Lesotho. On the 1st of April 2022, I left Hilton with my team of seconders (the crew that would set up my hydration and food stations along the route and […]

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 miler. Chapter One

Run For Joy, Run UTD 100 Miler “Running one of the toughest trail runs South Africa has to offer, as an amputee.” Chapter One My journey into the world of 100 milers started last year when a good friend asked if I would second them for the 2021 Ultra Trail Drakensberg 100 Miler. Not really […]

Meet Dominic

Meet Dominic MpepandukuAt 47 years old Dom unfortunately had to undergo a left below knee amputation. Dom was diagnosed with diabetes a few years back and had tried his best to keep it under control.Dom has been working at Basil Bure Convenience Centre (Engen) as a petrol attendant for the past 14 years. Dom is […]

Meet Lily

Meet Lily, the newest member to the Rejuvenate Team. Lily was born with Fibular Hemimelia – a congenital longitudinal limb deficiency characterised by complete or partial absence of the fibula bone. After a lot of heartache and research both Lily’s parents made the decision to have her foot amputated at only 11 months old. Soon […]

Meet Joy

Meet Joy.Born on the 18th of March 1998, Joy was given just a few days to live after being diagnosed with Brittle Bone disease. Ten days later she arrived at the Boake family foster home and has lived an extremely happy and joyful 24 years.From the outset, her condition was severe and something as small […]