When people come together, amazing things can happen.
Take a look at a few campaigns that have been highlighted on the Backabuddy Impact Village as well as in media publications across South Africa this week.
Read our latest blog posts featured on the BackaBuddy impact village this week.
Legendary South African ultramarathon athlete, Bruce Fordyce (66), who has won the Comrades Marathon eight years in a row and nine times overall, is supporting a new challenge to provide each parkrun event in South Africa, with a defibrillator to help save lives.
Shireen Hermans, a 29-year-old mother from Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, has an eye disease called Keratoconus and dreams of seeing her daughters again.
Reece Trumpelmann (17), a teenager from Bapsfontein, Gauteng, with the courage of a lion, was diagnosed with Gorlin Goltz Syndrome, an extremely rare cancer condition in 2016.
In the News
Take a look at campaigns featured in various media publications this week.
‘I can’t let my son down’: Mom starts R180k crowdfunding to keep her son at Drakensberg Boys Choir School
A mother of a Drakensberg Boys Choir School pupil has started crowdfunding in a bid to keep her son at the prestigious school in KwaZulu-Natal. Frame said she started crowdfunding after receiving a letter of demand from the school, stating Kayden could not return next term if his fees were not up to date.
Media Source: Sunday Times
Two Capetonians have joined the De Wett family from the Northern Cape to raise over R30 million to save a sickly 1-year-old baby. Novah de Wett suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy – a rare genetic disease affecting mobility, resulting in her relying on feeding tube to get nutrients.
Media Source: IOL
62-year-old Jaybee Cloete from Heidelberg, Gauteng, was severely mauled when a tenant’s dog attacked her last week. According to Cloete’s daughter, Gretha Prinsloo, the dog is a Staffordshire Terrier – Boerboel mix breed dog. Prinsloo said her mother fought for her life during the attack.
Media Source: Tame Times
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