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Help Gershwin Fortune walk again

Help Gershwin Fortune walk again

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My name is Gershwin, I live in the Parow West area. My campaign is currently for me to obtain sockets for my blades that i was so generously sponsored with in March 2019.

On  the 10th of March 2018, during a friendly rugby match in Greyton just outside of Cape Town I got injured within the first 10 minutes of the game after that my life changed forever and I lost my leg. But that has not stopped me with my determination and "never give up" motto in life i pressed on. I participated in the SASAPD Championships (South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled) in March 2019. During the event i participated in the mens catergories in field events and this has won me in Shotput- Bronze medal, in Javelin - Gold medal and in Discus - Bronze medal. During the event i was sponsored with 2 blades by our very own Para-lympian Tyrone Pillay who is the Toyota Ambassador for South African.

I am estatic and extremely excited at the prospect of the blades received as this can open many doors for me and this will also enhance my sporting career more as i can participate in the sporting catergories that i have chosen.  

The obstacle that i am faced with is that i have to raise funds for the sockets that is joined to the blades which was quoted to me for R68400.00, i humbly request that you help me in achieving my goal that i may walk again and participate in the sporting codes and events locally and perhaps one day Internationally.

Please know that every cent whether big or small is greatly appreciated.

Please note - This campaign is a BackaBuddy managed campaign, all funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant institution.



  • Feb 15, 2020 - R 514.10
  • "All the best" - Anon

  • Oct 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "??" - Mom of a son who loves rugby!

  • Oct 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "As a your Facebook friend, this story touched me, I will get all my followers and friends involve to help you reach your goal, All the best buddy" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Masekin you are an inspiration to me and to many out there. Keep that positive attitude, which is matching your smile, alive. " - FABA#08

  • Jun 10, 2019 - USD $ 13.24
  • "I hope and pray you get to walk again" - Anonymous

  • Jun 06, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck for all you future challenges...and yes the best is yet to come! Go for your dreams and give us some screams!!!" - Liesl Davids

  • Jun 05, 2019 - USD $ 10.22
  • "Goodluck Gershwin, your determination is an Inspiration to all!" - Nieta se Laaitie!

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Goodluck with all your future plans. Your determination is inspiring so many people. Keep doing what you do best!" - Kylie Jacobs

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Gershwin, ek is super trots op jou vir alles wat jy bereik het in 'n baie kort tydjie. Dit was 'n voorreg om met jou te kon werk. Sterkte met die pad vorentoe!" - Karin

  • Jun 05, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Gershwin played rugby with my son, Tyler and we are following his progress and are very proud of his no can do attitude, I wish you all the best brave soldier " - Dawn

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Donations to date

R 31 781.13

Fundraising target

R 68 400.00

Funds raised offline

R 30 000.00

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