|Born||22 October 2003|
|School||Sonitus School, South Africa|
|Lives in||Pretoria, South Africa|
Emile Burgers was born with a right leg shorter than the left and no right foot, His leg was amputated at birth and he was fitted with his first prosthetic at 8 months. His development has been monitored ever since.
Since then, he has developed normally and excels in softball, athletics, swimming, golf – pushing the boundaries of “isability” every day.
I enjoy being part of the group. The support is amazing and, every time we attend another event, there is someone new who seems afraid to dare. As soon as they see what other Jumping Kids are doing, the fear disappears and everyone are the same – just kids climbing, running and participating.
I want to kick like Springbok legend, Morné Steyn. If it is not possible for me to play professional Rugby, I will consider going into coaching or make prosthetic legs like ‘Oom Johan’ (Snyders) and see the smiles as each new Jumping Kid takes his/her first steps.
You are no different to others. You can make a difference so, do not be afraid to be daring.