Tuesday, September 13, 2016

KZN teenager pushes for organ donor awareness as he waits years for a heart and lung transplant.

HEALTH eNEWS SOUTH AFRICA | Sadie Mbili

Durban teenager, who has been waiting for years for the transplant surgery he desperately needs to live a normal, healthy life, is pinning his hopes on organ donor awareness campaigns.

Thousands of people gathered in Durban for a Proud 2b an Organ Donor
Matthew Legemaate (18) was born with several physical ailments and is getting sicker as he gets older. Last monthhowever, he received a welcome boost of hope when his local community turned out in full force to join his cause.

Thousands of people gathered in Durban for a Proud 2b an Organ Donor 5 km Mega Walk in a massive show of support.

Matthew was excited to see the awareness that was raised for the organ donor cause when hundreds of people joined

in a fun walk along the Durban promenade from the Sundeck at Suncoast Casino and back again.

Like many other boys, Matthew – who comes from Hillcrest in KwaZulu Natal, has always wanted to play rugby. Continue reading
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