Profiles

Meet the beneficiaries, heroes and initiative ambassadors...

Who were selected to share their stories since becoming part of our growing Jumping Kids family. Our initiative is championed by a roster of individuals advocating to create awareness of our mandate, including some of the country’s top Paralympians.

Bongani Mahlangu

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2010
Bongani Mahlangu  lost his leg on his 13th birthday when a motorist crashed into him while he was playing with friends next to the road. Now out of school, Bongani...

Emile Burgers

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2009
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...

Junior Mavuso

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2010
Junior Mavuso lost his left leg when he was only three but that has not stopped him. He is an inspiration to many. After struggling for years , he received his...

Arnu Fourie

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2011
Paralympic double medalist and African record holding T44 sprinter, Arnu Fourie has been a Jumping Kids ambassador since 2011. Fourie was just 18 years old when his dreams of playing rugby with...

Tyrone Pillay

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2009
Para-field athlete Tyrone Pillay is a Jumping Kids ambassador. He hosted othe StepUp500 fundraising event in 2013 & 2014. Paralympic field athlete, Tyrone Pillay has supported Jumping Kids since its launch. He...

Megan Croucamp

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2012
After a long struggle with bacterial infection and more than 17 operations, Megan insisted that her right leg be amputated through-knee on September 18th 2012. The young girl from Wolwekraal received her...

Gerhardus Visser

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2012
Gerhardus was born with a congenital condition that left him with no fibular in his left leg yet he is developing at a normal pace while attending a mainstream school...

Bernard Haarhoff

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2009
Cancer survivor, athlete, husband and father, Bernard Haarhoff has been involved with the Jumping Kids since 2009 – an inspiration to all that know him. Berno lost his right leg in 2008 after...

Jayden van Heerden

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2009
Jayden thrives on physical challenges, participates in all ‘normal’ physical activities, and is proud of his “cool leg”. Jayden was born prematurely at 32 weeks with an affliction called amnio-band syndrome...

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