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My deepest and humblest gratitude to Micheal Nel and Cape Town Society for the Blind who have made my life change dramatically with a very special & wonderful gift of a prosthetic leg.
In December 2009, I was involved in a serious car accident that fractured both of my legs badly. After some time due to complications, I had one leg amputated. Little did i know how my life was going to turn out from being an able person to disabled.
In the midst of all the predicaments, I learnt to put my trust in the Lord God. Now I can testify that it wasn’t easy but I was worth it. My perception has now changed to “disabled but very able”.
Thank you always and God bless you.
This letter to you is to affirm my appreciation for all you have done for me since I became an amputee. Your encouragement, positivity and belief in me have helped me in exponential ways to get on with my life.
You always have time for me no matter when in the day I have a question. I still work daily, drive my hands control vehicle, exercise 3 times a week with the help of a biokeneticist and have a full social life. In fact most times I have to remind myself that I am an amputee as you have never treated me as if I don’t have limbs – you have helped me believe that “Impossible is Nothing” (which has become my life mantra)
Coming to your rooms is like seeing old friends and nothing is ever a problem for you to help me with.
Once again thank you so much for all you do for me and other amputees – we are indeed very fortunate to have you.
The first time I saw a breast prosthesis I burst into tears and left your office. Your interaction with me after the initial shock I had made me feel that It’s okay and I felt normal and that it was going to be okay. Even with the loss – you treated me as if there was no difference and that in itself gave me a lot of courage.
Little did I know how you would be there for me even for questions like “what takkie do you think I should look at for my fat foot”
Going onto 6 year now – you have never ceased to amaze me with your dedication and compassion towards your patients. The extra mile you go to is seen and appreciated more than you can ever imagine You are an angel in disguise and I know sometimes life gets busy and I forget to take the extra time to say thank you, well now I say a big thank you to you and your staff for all the patience and support you have given me.