Profiles

Meet the beneficiaries, heroes and initiative ambassadors...

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.

Puseletso Mabote

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2013
In 2010 Puseletso Mabote underwent an emergency amputation after a truck crashed into the family vehicle on the way to school. The accident claimed his right leg from above the knee...

Lethabo Magooa

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2022
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...

Kgotso Letsoalo

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2011
Kgotso Letsoalo, who matriculated from Hope School Johannesburg in 2023, has been a beneficiary of the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund for his entire school career. As a one-year-old, Kgotso contracted Septic...

Jayden van Heerden

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2009
Jayden Van Heerden was born prematurely at 32 weeks with a physical challenge known as amnio-band syndrome – a condition occurring in the womb that did not allow his left foot to...

Nashe Muza

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2013
Nashe Muza from Mpumalanga, South Africa has been a Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund beneficiary since 2013. From a young age, Nashe was encouraged to be her lively self and to actively...

Ntando Mahlangu

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2012
Born with fibular hemi-melia; a severe congenital condition that affects both legs from the knee down; Ntando Mahlangu spent the first ten years of his life in a wheelchair. That...

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...

Kitso Mokolometsa

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2014
In 2014, Kitso Mokolometsa from Potchefstroom was fitted with his first set of bilateral sports prostheses, also known as running blades, through intervention from the Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund. The then...

Simnikiwe Bosman

Associated with Jumping Kids since 2022
Simnikiwe Bosman dislocated his knee during a local rugby derby in Makhanda in 2021. The damage caused by the complicated injury led to his leg being amputated – changing the course of...

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