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 as sneezing would break Joy’s ribs. Joy has fractured almost every bone in her body and lived an exceptionally painful first eight years of her life.
When Joy turned eight she was given the opportunity to try a trial drug which changed her life. Joy is now able to be moved, to crawl and to do activities worry-free.
Joy fell in love with photography at a very young age. She excelled in her schooling but due to her condition was unable to continue, so she took up photography.
Joy has now opened up her own business which has exceeded everyones expectations. Joy works with top models and is a force to be reckoned with.
Rejuvenate SA will be raising funds through various means to provide Joy with a new wheel chair which will enable her to pursue her career as a photographer and allow her to take on jobs she previously had to turn down.