Many of our amputees used to go hunting every winter - then they became amputees and, from then on, they didn't get the opportunity to do it any more. Some of them did not even believe it was possible any more, so taking a bunch of them into the beautiful bushveld to g ohunting was a long awaited dream come true, for me and for them.
Friday morning, 05h00, everybody was ready, and full of excitement. The Land Rovers stood parked in convoy,l oaded, ready to roll and take us to a professional game farm, called Leeuwenkuil, 120 km north of Thabazimbi.
Usually I have a lot to say when writing about amputees, but in this case I am afraid I am at a loss for words.
It was AWESOME! A weekend filled with love, a few tears and lots of laughter, and when I say laughter I mean falling off your chair and wetting yourself laughter.
As far as rehab is concerned it was the best ever, for the amputees and therapists alike, in so many ways and from so many angles. Physical, spiritual, emotional - it was all there and all good and together we rediscovered why our National Anthem starts with "Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika".
To make the weekend even more speciale verybody returned home with plenty of biltong.
Big thank you's to Land Rover Centurion, Ossur, Joseph's Inc. Attorneys, Netcare and Winmore Trailers. You guys helped to change lives.