Lethabo Magooa

Lethabo Magooa pic 3
Born24 July 2012
SchoolSpark School
Lives inMidrand, Gauteng


Lethabo Magoo from Gauteng, South Africa has been a Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund beneficiary since 2022. He is a single below-knee (BK) prosthetic device user who is coping well with his walking prosthesis at school and doing exceptionally well academically.

Lethabo was born with a condition called amniotic band syndrome – a congenital condition that occurs in the womb that happens when fibrous bands from the lining inside the uterus get tangled around parts of a developing foetus.

After being referred to Jumping Kids, Lethabo was fitted with a quality prosthetic walking solution. The charity has supported him ever since through regular follow-up consultations to upgrade and maintain the prosthetic components to make sure the equipment keeps up with his growth.

Currently a Grade 6 learner at Spark School in Midrand, Lethabo ended his 2023 academic year with distinctions in all his Grade 5 subjects. He continues to develop well and has no problem keeping up with his able-body peers.

Apart from Karate which he participates in now, he hopes to add soccer and basketball to his repertoire of activities in the future.


  1. What is your favourite subject at school and why?

Math because it’s fun and the subject requires you to think and use calculations to find the answers.

  1. What would you like to pursue as a career one day?

I would like to be entrepreneur and have my own business. If not, then maybe a pilot.

  1. What types of sport and extracurricular activities are you involved in?

The only thing I do currently is Karate but, I would like to explore basketball in the future.

  1. What do you hope to try with your new prosthetic sports blade?

I hope to try playing soccer or basketball in future.

  1. What is your message to children living with a physical challenge?

Just because other people look at you differently doesn’t mean you are not like them; all people are different in their own ways, and you must accept yourself for the person you are today.