“I contribute my healing to the unconditional love and support that I have received from family and friends. CANSA Relay For Life has become part of that family too. There are team captains sending me messages of support and encouragement, praying for me, other survivors and committee members visiting me. This makes me even more determined to fight and not give up.”
Wynand wants to inspire upcoming sports stars, by showing them that whatever comes your way, you should never give up your dream to be what you always want to be.
Leonie started developing a passion to help other cancer Survivors to cope with their diagnoses and consequent side effects, and she learnt to laugh again.
When Ardath promises to do something, you know that there are no worries. She will deliver what was promised.
Anthea is all about celebrating life. She lives each day to the fullest and leaves room for no regrets.
“Leatitia’s passion for CANSA; coaching & mentoring skills; conflict resolution is what makes her the leading staff partner.
The community in and around East London has totally taken ownership of “their”Relay, with a total mix of cultures across the board, and the comaradie and companionship experienced at the Relay is something to see.
“We are not crazy. We are just firm believers in travelling the road assigned to us – If you look closely, even if the Karoo looks dry and barren to you now, you should see it after the rainy season. “
“The interaction with fellow fighters and survivors is very inspirational. I would like to tell people to have hope no matter what and to live life to the fullest.”
The father of two was devastated, first losing his job and then being diagnosed with a terminal illness. What seemed like a death sentence had turned into a very inspiring story for the mine worker.
She decided from the start to stay positive and not feel sorry for herself, as she knew that self-pity would have affected her loved ones terribly.
The highlight of the event was the pure survival instinct of a 16 year old cancer survivor, who walked the track from the beginning to the end of the CANSA Relay For Life Klerksdorp. At midnight, his legs got tired but he refused to give up.