Katie Sepato

Born30 November 2007
SchoolMashakane Primary School, Gauteng
Lives inTshwaraganang Orpahnage, Hammanskraal, South Africa


Katie Sepato is an orphan and aspiring teacher. She is an inspiration to all who meet this gentle young woman.

Katie Sepato was abandoned at the Tshwaraganang Orphanage when she was very young. Nobody knows where she is originally from.

In April of 2011, her left foot was amputated at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Pretoria to correct a congenital condition – her left leg was 38 cm shorter than the right.

She received her first Jumping Kids prosthetic in that same year, and has been part of the Jumping Kids family ever since.

Since becoming a Jumping Kid Katie has…

  • blossomed into a confident, bubbly young lady
  • gained the ability to walk unaided and to run and play around like any other kid her age
  • represented the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund at the Is Ability Awareness Day (2011) Ro3 Water 4Good Event (2012), StepUp500 Challenge (2013) Warrior Race (2013),


Best Jumping Kids moment/s

Getting love from everyone involved with Jumping Kids and the ability to walk and play. I can now participate in playing netball and football with my friends.

Future goal/s

When I grow up, I would like to train to become a teacher.


Don’t worry; you will be okay and you will be able to walk better than before.I was very happy to receive my new prosthetic leg.

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