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Help José Run Again!

Help José Run Again!

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On 17 July 2016, mountain runner Jose Maria Joao - the smiling face of Power and the Glory bar - fell off Lion's Head during his usual morning mountain run. He fell ±50m, luckily living to tell the tale. Now he needs your help. 

José sustained various injuries including a broken tibia, a fracture in his pelvis, cracked ribs, damage to his vertebrea, kidney and lung, and gashes on his head. Luckily, his brain is fine. 

To have our beloved guy back on his beloved mountain as soon as possible, we have embarked on a fundraiser to cover José's hospital stay, medical expenses, rehab and physio therapy costs, any additional medical costs whilst he is incapacitated, and helping him with his living expenses whilst recovering. This process is likely to take a good few months. Whatever is left will be put in a savings fund for him, for a rainy day.  A donation to Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) is also on the cards (they after all lifted him to safety).

Please help us make José run again! 

Read the initial report of the José's fall here and a follow up here 

Stay updated on his progress via Instagram.

PS: If you are a physiotherapist / sports rehab professional and you'd like to contribute your time and skills to help José get back on his feet: please let us know. Exercising and being fit and active is his life. Adam's email: ajwhiteman@me.com. Miriam's email: miriam@africajournalist.org

Donations

  • Aug 23, 2016 - R 181.99
  • "Jose, we met a few times during visits to TP&TG; in 2012. You took great care of us during our time in CPT and we always remembered you for it! Get better my friend. " - Nate + Lee from NYC

  • Aug 21, 2016 - USD $ 23.40
  • "X" - Victoria

  • Aug 19, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get well soon!!!" - Michel

  • Aug 19, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "I heard about your beautiful spirit from my dear friend Santa. I hope you recover quickly and well! " - Amy Craike (Australia)

  • Aug 16, 2016 - R 370.15
  • "Wishing you well and hope life is back on track for you soon " - Anon

  • Aug 16, 2016 - R 2 000.00
  • "Jose - weve been meaning to do this for weeks! Glad to hear you are feeling better and getting strong again!! look forward to seeing you back at P&G xxxx" - Janette & Debs and the Groundglass team

  • Aug 15, 2016 - R 100.00
  • "All the best with the recovery" - Anonymous

  • Aug 15, 2016 - R 150.00
  • "Look forward to seeing you healthy and strong again. all the best with the recovery." - Anonymous

  • Aug 14, 2016 - USD $ 7.78
  • "Hope you recover soon! Sending Love from Scotland." - Miles Benzies

  • Aug 14, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Praise be to G-d for your magnificent strength" - Catherine

  • Aug 13, 2016 - USD $ 148.02
  • "Get well Jose!" - Lisah & Luca Broggian

  • Aug 11, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well" - Ant

  • Aug 11, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get better Jesus!" - Ant

  • Aug 10, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "You have been an inspiration" - Loren & Sheryl Shapiro

  • Aug 10, 2016 - R 100.00
  • "All the best with your recovery!" - Carlyn

  • Aug 09, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "You are an inspiration José, we need you back out there!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 09, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Strength to you, Jose. You truly are an inspiration!" - Annabel

  • Aug 09, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well soon big guy. " - Vera

  • Aug 08, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Your smile is missed at P&G - look forward to seeing you there again, get well!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 06, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "I don't know you Josè, but I've read and followed your story. You are a true inspiration to everybody. Please get better soon!" - Heleen

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 2 285.61
  • "Jose, get well soon to rock on!" - Nina + Philipp / Germany

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon!!" - Kim

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Love you Jose! " - Anna

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 310.00
  • "J'espère que tu recupère rapidement José! Il faut qu'on ce retrouve en haut de la montagne pour manger des crêpes pour le petit dej! xxx" - Tatjana

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 771.15
  • "Get well champ! " - Willem & Erica

  • Aug 03, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you all the love Jose! Hope to see you back on your feet soon! #runJose! " - Georgie Campbell

  • Aug 03, 2016 - R 176.73
  • "Get well soon bud!" - Harry

  • Aug 03, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Get better soon my friend" - Scib

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for being such a wonderful friend and human being." - Le Hibou

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sending love! " - X

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "X" - Anonymous

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Thinking of you! Get well soon!" - Ords

  • Aug 01, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Don't rush your recovery." - M Jackson

  • Aug 01, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Sterkte!" - James

  • Aug 01, 2016 - R 411.28
  • "Get well Jose." - Sally (Australia)

  • Jul 30, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "With love from your boxing family" - Sophie

  • Jul 30, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "All the best mate" - Dave

  • Jul 29, 2016 - USD $ 18.94
  • "Big love!" - Nadine s

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 616.92
  • "le bon dieu est avec toi! prends soin de toi" - Laura & thom Belgium

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Cher José on est la si tu es besoin . n'hesite pas. julie & clement" - Julie Bruyere

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Hope to see you summiting Lions Head again soon!" - Tom Gerhardt

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon " - Eugene

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 700.00
  • "I hope to see your big smile and energy on the mountain again soon my friend " - cat

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get better wonderful Jose! " - Emma&Teddy;

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you a full and speedy recovery! xxM" - Meiskine

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Please get well soon Jose! Missing your happy face!" - Chanel

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Hope to see you back on the mountain soon Jose!" - Ari

  • Jul 29, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "No doubt you'll soon be running up those mountains! xx" - Mélinda

  • Jul 28, 2016 - USD $ 15.75
  • "Get well soon! Excited for you to get back to running and the mountains!" - anonymous

  • Jul 28, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "You're an inspiration to us all. We <3 you Jose!" - LS

  • Jul 28, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "You're the real special one" - Shane

  • Jul 28, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending love and wIshing you a speedy recovery. " - Kyla-Rose

  • Jul 28, 2016 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Appreciate you watching out for our students over the years and hope you're back on your feet soon." - Kelley Family

  • Jul 28, 2016 - USD $ 22.22
  • "see you on the chains soon buddy" - s&m

  • Jul 28, 2016 - R 13 490.00
  • "Mon frère" - Volkan

  • Jul 28, 2016 - USD $ 111.07
  • "Wishing you a strong and quick recovery brother, sending love and healing from Oz! <3" - Ellis Silverman

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get well soon, Jose! Thinking of you and wishing you a quick recovery:)" - Vikki

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Never not a smile from you :) Sending Strength!" - Jenga

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "JOSE!! Look forward to seeing you back in action superman!" - Michael Elion

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "No doubt you will heal fast, and back on your feet pranking Mark in no time!" - Mark & Francesca

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Get better soon man!" - Christian

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Praying for a speedy recovery. Much love & God bless. Saudades! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 5 000.00
  • "You'll be back stronger than ever !!!!" - Niall Evans

  • Jul 27, 2016 - USD $ 36.82
  • "Good Luck Jose! Hope to see you on your feet again soon!" - Micky Wiswedel

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 300.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery Jose. Stay strong and we hope to see you soon." - Dylan & Cosette

  • Jul 27, 2016 - USD $ 36.82
  • "José, torcemos por você. Receba nosso pensamento positivo para sua recuperação. Aguardamos seu sorriso. Abraços dos pais da Ana Cândida" - Kázia Palanowski

  • Jul 27, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Stay strong bud, I've been there;) " - Alex Kramer

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Oh the places you'll go ~ Dr Seuss" - Mark

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 4 000.00
  • "Sending love and light to our gentle giant! Keep fighting. All our love Jimmy, Viv, Max & Jax" - Burgess Family

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get Well sonn Jose!! Rest and take it easy, and hopefully we will all see you sson!" - Jason Cope

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Looking forward to see your smiling face at the gym!! wish you full recovery!!" - Guy Orlik

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 610.00
  • "Jose, thinking of you and miss seeing your happy face everyday." - Steph + Jackie

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Look forward to seeing you back in the gym Best wishes Bernie Radomsky" - Bernie Radomsky

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Love" - Chichi

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Hope you get better soon Jose" - Gabi

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "All the best José, see you soon! x" - Bianca

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "we missing you, get well and back to to the gym." - Steve & Nicole

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for looking after our girl in her new city! x get well soon!" - Johan, Estelle, Sydné and Milan

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Speedy Recovery Big Guy x" - Ziggy & B

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon buddy" - Deon

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery Jose! " - Adrian

  • Jul 26, 2016 - USD $ 14.65
  • "Get well soon" - Lukas

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 2 500.00
  • "Big thank you for allways looking out for us, stay strong Jose" - Deluxe Coffeeworks

  • Jul 26, 2016 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Get well soon! " - Anonymouse

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a very speedy recovery" - Debbie

  • Jul 26, 2016 - USD $ 15.94
  • "SA and the world needs more Jose's. Everything that is good, friend." - Paul S

  • Jul 25, 2016 - USD $ 22.05
  • "Wishing you a full recovery. The world needs your good work. " - Francesco Ientile

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get better man" - Benny

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well big man!" - anon

  • Jul 25, 2016 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Good luck!!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2016 - USD $ 18.38
  • "a big hug from Germany and the speediest recovery! " - Viktoria

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Recover fast and strong, Jose! " - Alix

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you strengh and love. Looking forward to seeing you on the mountain again. " - Anon

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 154.23
  • "José tou are a champ! Think of you every day! Will run with you soon again!!! Xxxx" - Crystal Birch

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for being you" - Anon

  • Jul 25, 2016 - USD $ 21.99
  • "All the best from Germany :) " - Flo

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you love and well wishes, Jose" - Frances

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 587.48
  • "Om mani padme hum" - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "get better champ" - Anon

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "xxx" - JANE SAYS

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Anon" - Van

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "P and G needs you - get better soon...xxx" - Nadine Paul

  • Jul 25, 2016 - USD $ 14.70
  • "Get well Jose!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery Jose! Bread for Life misses you and your big friendly smile. Lots Of Love Kelly and Viron" - Kelly and Viron

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 100.00
  • "Sterkte Jose!" - PD

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Wishing you strength big guy!" - Sean

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "You've conquered the Lion, time to let your body heal Josè." - S

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 310.00
  • "Wishing you a quick recovery" - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Get better soon Jose! We miss your smile! " - Cara

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Heal up soon!! " - Anja Joubert

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Get well soon Jose" - Katie

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "José, the only human I know who can STILL inspire people after taking a massive fall. You're a very special human, thank you for you" - Olivia k

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Sending our love, wishing you a speedy recovery " - Matt and Aliece

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "All the best for a speedy recovery" - One-eyed Jack

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Keep on running José!" - Luke Hardiman

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery x" - Melissa Griesel

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "So happy you are healing. You are loved by so many ?? Stay strong xxxx" - Roxanne

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 410.00
  • "Love from The Grahamstown visitors. " - Don and Claudia

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 310.00
  • "I've missed driving past your big smile on my way home from work! Get better, strong man. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "So glad to hear you're full of smiles again. Wishing you the speediest of speedy recoveries! x" - Jen

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon José" - Olaf

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "love and miss you sunshine! x get better soon! " - s

  • Jul 25, 2016 - USD $ 7.35
  • "All the best, buddy!" - Lunda

  • Jul 24, 2016 - USD $ 14.65
  • "Good luck with your recovery " - Shona

  • Jul 24, 2016 - USD $ 36.63
  • "Get better soon..." - Dale Williams

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Hope that you recover as soon as is possible - looking forward to seeing your wide smile on the Lion again," - Rob Love

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get better José. You're such an inspiration and we all love you very much xo" - Latisha Duarte

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Speedy recovery Jose! Miss you man!" - Justin

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Speedy recovery" - Les WADDILOVE

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Sending some Love from sweden " - Adam

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Strong!" - Sam Fuller

  • Jul 24, 2016 - USD $ 36.63
  • "Hope you you can climb, run and enjoy life as soon as possible again" - JP Melville

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get well soon Jose! Lots of love xxx" - Katinka Bester

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Hope you get back on your feet soon José" - Matthew Oldfield

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Much love" - Anonymous

  • Jul 24, 2016 - USD $ 8.93
  • "Jose! I wish I was there to give you the biggest hug. Get better soon. Keep giving us your beautiful big smile. Sanne. X" - Sanne

  • Jul 24, 2016 - R 386.16
  • "Keep smiling and get well soon. " - Amelia V

  • Jul 24, 2016 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Jose ?? " - Mat Neidhardt Berlin

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "X strength and a big thank you " - Milly

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 52.50
  • "For my cousin Mark Davidson. Good luck to you Jose." - Emma Davidson

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "You are an amazing guy! All the best with your recovery. Look forward to seeing you back soon. Sending lots of love xx" - Nat

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 110.46
  • "Dear Jose, looking forward to seeing you in "old" shape when we are back in CT in January. Frank & Greta" - Frank & Greta

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Jose. Get well soon my friend! Much love to you!" - Mark

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending love and strength from across the seas dear Jose " - Anna

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 14.73
  • "Get well soon, lots of Love..." - Sinty

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 719.74
  • "Heal soon my man, they make them tough in Africa." - keithbo mcpinkbuckets

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 73.64
  • "good luck Jose - the strongest man in CT" - Dario & Emma

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Paris!!Marseille!!! be better soon!!!" - G

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 36.82
  • "wishing you a speedy recovery" - bailey & mose

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck" - G

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Hope you're strong again soon" - Jake M

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Something to help you on those baby steps towards running free again " - The VGs

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "I have never met you José, but I know for sure that people like you are the answer to the humankinds problem. Get well soon!" - Torsten

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 55.23
  • "Get well soon!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Inspired everytime you passed me on the mountain. Inspired to hear your story to come of a miraculous recovery. Run José Run" - Monique Taylor

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 7.00
  • "Get well soon buddy " - Colin

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 735.16
  • "Look forward to seeing you back on that mountain when we are home. Get better soon. " - Mary & Cuanan

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 10.52
  • "May y be running again soon. From a fellow runner. God bless. " - Sue

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon." - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 300.00
  • "Wishing you the speediest recovery." - Anon

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 7.89
  • "Rest up and heal well" - Tiff

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 73.64
  • "Get better soon champ! God bless." - Anonymous

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "We saw the helicopter rescue on the mountain - very glad to know the hiker is recovering. Prayers for further recovery!" - Alan & Cat Ritchson

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 7.36
  • "Get well man." - Adrian

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 58.91
  • "get well soon " - doerdie

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well Jose" - Eugen

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 147.28
  • "get well soon my friend we miss you in the gym" - Michael Fitzgerald

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "<3" - Lucian Barnard

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "“Walk José Walk!” Shit buddy sad to hear about the accident. You know I got through it, and I know will you." - James

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck with the recovery Jose!" - Ajonomous

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Speedy recovery Jose" - Cath Crawford

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "You inspire so much beauty and love. Take care and we'll see you soon. " - Anony

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Keep on smiling and running!" - Raoul De Villiers

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon " - Joni

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck Jose! I know you'll be back on the mountain soon. " - Tree

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Keeping you in my prayers! Wishing you a speedy recovery!" - Keri

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 13.82
  • "Best of luck! " - Liani

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 36.82
  • "From far away at the moment I wish you a quick and successful recovery. I remember seeing every day passing the Power and the Glory. All the best and may you run again very soon. " - Konny

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a speedy & easy recovery " - Lauren Terras

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 540.00
  • "Get well soon buddy. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain again soon. " - Anon

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Hope you will be running up mountains again soon." - Max Basler

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 14.73
  • "Good luck" - 200

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 21.04
  • "May you be well x" - Alexia

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Hope to see you up and running soon! " - Steffi

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get Well Soon!!!" - Amy and Tal

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope to see you back on the mountain soon Jose!" - Matt and Tracy Surkont

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "May you be back on the mountain soon!" - Julius Oosthuizen

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 35.00
  • "Get well soon X " - Sophie

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "All the best for your recovery." - Skurkie

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 2 056.40
  • "Get well soon Jose!" - Ross

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "see you on the mountain champ" - alexa singer

  • Jul 23, 2016 - R 1 542.30
  • "Jose! Sending so much Love and good energy! Wish i could come see you. Please recover fast and get better soon! Will see u in January! So Much love for you! " - Hanna

  • Jul 23, 2016 - USD $ 52.60
  • "It is amazing to see how such a kind man is receiving all this kind support from so many wonderful people. Hope you heal up soon my friend !" - Xander

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Jose: Hope this will help you get back on your feet and running again ." - Ted and Jeanne Farrenkothen

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "My man... Get better soon..." - Ozzy

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 29.57
  • "Get well soon" - Monique

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you so much for always looking out for Emily, sending you lots of love and strength." - Christine

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Hope you heal quickly" - Karen

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Get busy busy busy recovering!!" - Anne

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "You've got this! Wishing you a speedy recovery José" - Jess

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sending good stuff your way" - V

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sentes-te melhor, campeão!" - Jan

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Animo!" - Ian Thomson

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Get well soon José" - Justin and Julian

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Wishing you the fastest recovery so you can keep running up mountains and keep us all smiling!" - Chris

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "To our favorite gentle giant. You inspire us all to be better. X" - Andrea

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Get well soon big man" - Marina

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Get well soon!" - Gary & Aliya

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 410.00
  • "Champion Jose! I know you will be back on that mountain in no time at all! " - Chloë

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Get better soon Jose!" - Raine

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Get well soon!" - Sigi

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Inspired by your story, recover soon" - Joseph

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "You've got this !" - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 110.00
  • "Get well soon. We miss you!" - Klara

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Thinking of you Jose x" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Lots of love and blessings to you, Jose." - Eloise

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 410.00
  • "Keep fighting, José" - CJ

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well mate, will see you soon. " - Brad

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 154.23
  • "Here's to an excellent recovery." - Dave & Sandy

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well soon! Sending love & support from Prague/CZ. " - Nela Forejtova

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Hope you have a prompt recovery! You are loved very much :) xx" - Your Turkish friend

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Missing your smiley, morning, mountain posts! Get better soon." - Philip Stam

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "get well soon" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Strength and peace every step of your recovery x" - Bronni

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Get better, strong man! Joe" - Candyman

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 14.79
  • "Get well soon Jose! " - Chris

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you love & well wishes. Thank you for everything you have done for u.x" - Richard & Ulla

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get better soon!" - Evonne

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck with your recovery! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 35.14
  • "Get well soon big man! So many people thinking of you and sending love! " - Miree

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 3.69
  • "x" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "big big love Jose x" - D

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 14.79
  • "Get well soon <3 " - Jade

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "You are a strong soul. Wishing you a speedy recovery." - A friend

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Que fuerte eres hermano! Cuídate!" - Roberto

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Keep strong, look forward to seeing you back on your feet" - Erik&Helen;

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "get well buddy!" - steven

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Hope you get better soon! All the best from Berlin!" - Thomas and Stefan

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 33.00
  • "Big love big man! It's good you have all those muscles to protect you in such a huge fall." - MADA?

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get better :)" - B

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "On pense a toi Jose! Tu est le plus fort! Bonne chance mon ami!" - Lucie de moyencourt

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you the speediest of recoveries Jose. Never mind P&G, Cape Town, South Africa, the world would not be the same with out you! Much love " - Jess

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "Your courage is admirable and a valuable message for all of us. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Bright blessings. Leigh " - Leigh

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 18.48
  • "Hope you get well soon Jose! " - Sera and Barry

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "Speedy recovery and back to your playground soon" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon!" - Anthony Bird

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon!" - Michaela

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get better then First Breakfast!" - Ali

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "Get back on that mountain soon! " - Another mountain runner

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Hope to see you back on the trails soon, José" - Andrew

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Keep smiling!" - Samantha Holt

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 411.28
  • "Your warm smile will be missed for the next while." - Unice

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Get well soon!" - Helen

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well J money. " - Gareth Shillaw

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 154.23
  • "Get better Jose. The mountain misses you!" - A Lion's Head buddy

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 210.83
  • "want to see you up hill soon buddy!" - reaggae

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Look forward to seeing you back on Platteklip soon!" - Nicole

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Keep strong!" - Rich

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get well soon big man!!" - Markus

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sending you good vibes!" - Katie

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Bon retablissement Jose! " - Sylvain and Kelly

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Boa Sorte e as melhoras! " - Andre

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck José!" - E+L

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Hope you have a speedy recovery!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "So sorry to hear of your accident. Rest and heal well!" - Farzanah

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Ficar melhor em breve querido amigo!!!" - Fidi

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon Jose and wish you strength for your recovery! " - Charles

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "Get better soon, much love! xx" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 808.68
  • "#RunJose! can't wait to see you again soon. unfortunately too far away at the moment to come give you a hug. xxx" - Christina

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "All the strength José!" - Bianca

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "José, força amigo! Abraço de todos os seus amigos em Luanda!" - Michael

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 73.93
  • "Speedy recovery " - Dalia

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 36.97
  • "You are an inspiration to all of us pal." - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 734.60
  • "Get well Jose!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 110.90
  • "Get well soon! Patrick (German boxer with Commando)" - Patrick Stein-Kaempfe

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Keep smiling, José! Get better soon!" - Christine Cronjé

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "In support to a gentle giant" - Johan

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • ""Run when you can; Walk if you have to and crawl if you must; Just never give up - Dean Karazes" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Sending love and light" - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 210.40
  • "Peace and love, brother" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Get well soon Strong Man!!We miss you!" - Bronwyn

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 21.08
  • "Love!" - Natalie

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Go well brother! The trail community pulls for each other." - JB

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Jose! You're a champion! Wishing you a speedy recovery!" - Ulrike

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get better soon José! X" - Marike Cronje

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Run Jose!" - Nick Sadleir

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Speedy recovery Jose" - Brian

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Gosh Jose, so sad to hear of this misfortune. Everything of the best with your recovery. " - Catherine

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Just watched the video about your history. Hectic. Stay strong man." - Ross

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Jose! With your fighting spirit you will be back on your feet soon! Thinking of you buddy and wish you a speedy and smooth recovery. " - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Hope you get better soon! " - Yannick Ilunga

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 7.03
  • "Fitness is life brother, hope you get back to your best x" - Trasi

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Stay strong José!" - Ross

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Rest and get better : )" - Lindi

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "I can't wait to see you up on the mountain again, José. It always makes me incredibly happy to see you up there. All strength to you! x " - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon Jose. Cape Town needs your contagious smile and endless energy. " - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Love you Jose! Can't wait to see you again! " - Barbara Maria

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "all the best man!" - greg

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Here's to a speedy recovery" - J Blood

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Hope you get strong again soon!" - Jörg

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well soon!" - Douglas

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "See you on the mountain again soon. Get well man!" - David

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 14.79
  • "Hope you good soon" - All the best

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery." - Gavin Smith

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "If any man can beat a mountain it's you. Love from the Czech Republic." - The Palmers

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon!" - Julia

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stay strong big man. You'll be up 'n running in no time!!!" - Jayne

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "May your recovery be swift and complete." - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon" - Jen

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon Rock Star! " - Marele

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "Get well soon brother." - Mark Finnemore

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Get well soon, José" - Jéan

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sterkte" - MC

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 21.07
  • "Get better soon José, Lion just won't be the same until you're running up there again X" - Lauren Biermann

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon José! I miss your friendly face at P&G, you have such a light and beautiful soul xxx" - Candace Campbell

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 100.00
  • "Hope you back on your feet again asap!" - Maria

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "You got this!" - Jana

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 96.11
  • "Hope to see you for a climb in the future!" - Matthew Richards

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 822.56
  • "Stay strong Jose and heal fast! Thanks for always looking out for everyone! " - Sven Kristian & Monique Prinsloo

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon!" - Lucas

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get better buddy! All my best :) We hope to see you soon back and running" - Daniel Gonzalez

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 14.79
  • "Wishing you a swift and full recovery! " - Oona

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "You got this!" - Nina

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 36.97
  • "Get well soon!" - TJ

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 385.62
  • "Thinking of you and sending you so healing vibes. Get well soon x" - Martine

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 39.44
  • "Get better, harder and faster x" - Jahnine Skabanga

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "dude, see you on the trails again soon" - Andrew

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 11.09
  • "Sending Love and positive thoughts your way Jose, I'll see you in December." - Alice Mann

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 23.26
  • "Get well soon!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Speedy recovery Jose" - Mike

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 55.26
  • "Go, Jose! Fight yourself back up that mountain! Get well soon, stand up, smile and run again! " - Arne from Germany

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Jose, you may not be there yet but you're closer than you were yesterday. Stay positive and good luck." - Ross McGeary

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 110.00
  • "Get Better Soon Gentle Giant!x" - Olivié Keck

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 000.00
  • "Jose has a friendly smile for me every time we meet." - Richard Wooding

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 110.00
  • "Strongs!" - Kim

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Get better soon! x x x" - Nicole

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Get well soon José!" - Rosie

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Surprised Lions Head still standing... Get well soon my brother! " - Mister Cheeks

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Strength and love to you my brother" - Brian Essakow

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Boa sorte meu irmao! Abraço" - Valerio Venturi

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well soon!! " - Jared Vorster

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Got better soon :)" - Abbi

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well Jose! " - Brad Dubbelman

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Get well José - we are thinking of you, love James and Masha" - James Mudge

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 100.00
  • "Get well soon!" - Kam

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you a fast recovery!" - Rosie Mudge

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "To Beautiful Jose" - Renee Nicole

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Heal fast my man, you are an inspiration to so many people. Never change." - Scott

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 29.57
  • "Get back on track José! We hope to join you on the trails in the years to come." - Dirk

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 100.00
  • "Speedy recovery! " - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Looking forward to seeing you smiling again, back on your feet!" - MDL

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 22.18
  • "Get well soon José!" - Wouter Schreuders

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "José, all the best to you! Get well soon soon! love from Germany " - Laura

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 822.56
  • "Get well soon José" - Tuva Eide

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 70.28
  • "Speedy Recovery Jose!" - Mona Nortier

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 27.63
  • "TEN THIRTY. Get well soon. Don't be late! " - Rob Voortman

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Was on the mountain that morning and remember you passing us on your ascent as we headed down. Stunned that this happened shortly afterwards." - Jo Chevalier

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get well José! " - Oliver Barnett

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Get back well soon, we need you!" - Yann Macherez

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Speedy recovery!" - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck José, hopefully you will be on the road to recovery and back on the mountain soon! Stay strong!" - #MountainMenSA

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 36.97
  • "Get well soon man" - Raoul Goetze

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 14.79
  • "a short message" - gijzelaerr

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Jose, you will run again soon. Stay strong my friend. Looking forward to the next mountain mission. " - Pete

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "So much love Jose, you are a wonderful man!" - Leone Amon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery <3 " - Courtney

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 3 000.00
  • "Get better soon Jose" - Henk

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 116.48
  • "Forca Jose!!!! We wish you a speedy and fully recovery!!! The Mirandas Come on ppl...HELP Jose!!" - Luis

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Reinoud

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "You are loved by so many Jo! " - Cath and Gareth

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Jose you have kept us safe, kept us inspired and always have a burning smile on your face which brightens so manys days, you are so lucky and I am so glad you live to tell the tale." - Sanelle

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Get well soon mister, all the best." - Brendan

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Could have been me! All the best Jose!" - Marelize Vlok

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon!" - Chris Chase

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Sending love and strength" - Ambs

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "May you be up and running in no time x" - Vjorn du Toit

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get better!" - Candice

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get Well Soon Jose!!" - Inx

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon honey :( " - Nikita

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon! " - Anonylolly

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Get Well Lion! Mucho energy from the South and Sons." - Kristian

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Cant wait to get back to Cape Town and come give you a hug! Sending lots of healing love from Jozi ! " - Jess Schipper

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon big guy!" - Mary-Anne

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon!" - Anon

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 154.23
  • "I received so much support when my dad fell, I hope your story spreads wide and you recover quickly, lots of love Seleste" - Seleste Ward

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 400.00
  • "C'est ça la vie, mon ami." - Thomas

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 51.75
  • "Dear José, we send you our best regards from the Netherlands, wishing that you recover soon! Keep smiling brother. Go on and fight, so that you can climb mountains again! Hugs Marijke & Gep Mannak" - Marijke & Gep Mannak

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Get well soon! " - Jana

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 32.90
  • "Sending you well wishes. Hope you are back on your feet soon enough." - Megan

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 14.06
  • "See you on top of the Lion, Jose! " - Anna VD

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Sending my love, Jose!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "To the man with the golden heart- get better soon. " - Emma Frost

  • Jul 22, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Get well soon Jose!" - Kelly

  • Jul 22, 2016 - USD $ 14.06
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery José! Let's get you back on that mountain in no time! " - Miriam Mannak

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Jose Maria Joao - Help Him Run Again

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Jose Maria Joao, a much loved member of the Cape Town community, fell off a ledge on Lions Head while going for his morning walk/run. The funds are needed to cover Jose's medical costs, physiotherapy costs and rehabilitation costs as well as any additional living costs while he is incapacitated.