“Celebrating the extended life of Michelle Michael, business woman, philanthropist, lawyer, mother, daughter and friend to many, which was made possible by an organ donor.” by Janine Magree

          Once in a while, we come across that rare being whose approach to life is a dizzying whirlwind of philanthropy, family, industry, and achievement. Michelle Michael is one such person.  The eldest of four children, Michelle was born in Osindisweni Hospital in...

Matthew’s Transplant – T 0 (Transplant day) – Janet Legemaate

If you haven't already, you can read part 1 here... We arrived at Busamed Gateway Private Hospital at 5:30 am on Transplant Day, filled with trepidation. We felt excitement at the fact that this was finally Matthew’s second chance, but also a lot of sadness for...

Tina B: – from Struggle to Strength to Succeeding

Born with 3 holes in her heart, a missing tricuspid valve, an irregular & fast heart beat and narrowed arteries between the heart and lungs, Tina B’s chance of survival was minimal. As a child she would get tired and out of breath very quickly, especially when...

The greatest gift – By Nikki Milich

WITH MY HAND on his chest I felt the last few faltering beats of his heart. I felt desperately sad, with the pain of the loss of my partner barely starting to register. But along with the sadness I felt an overwhelming sense of awe and gratitude to a family that had,...

Jarryd’s Story | Liver Transplant Recipient

In 2005 at 13 months of age, Jarryd received his Gift of Life, a liver transplant, at the Red Cross Children’s hospital.  He was just a couple of weeks away from death.  This was our reality, when our miracle happened.     Now, at 14 years’ old, he is a...

Matthew’s Transplant Story day T+20 to T+22

Over the next couple of days we watched Matthew getting stronger day by day. We sat with him for many hours talking (from the glass door) about past experiences and what was to come post-operation. I had contacted Matthew’s previous cardiologist, Dr Kenny, and...

Transplant saves Youth from Biliary Atresia

Our son, Aidan, was born on 24 December 2003. He was a healthy 3,040kg at birth. He became jaundice a few hours after birth and like all new-borns was put under the phototherapy lights. When we were discharged he was still jaundice but his doctor told us that his...

A Tribute to Triven – He lived his Second Chance at Life to the Full!

Triven Moonsamy was one of the recipients who participated in our Fireworx/Hero777 Bravissimo event last year. We first met him in 2013 when both he and Matthew, as awaiting transplant patients, got to meet Chad Le Chlos in the run up to the 2013 World Transplant...

Lloyd John Towers – A Hero in More Ways Then One

Our son, Lloyd, was born on the 5 February 1993, by caesarian section, at the Glynnwood Nursing Home, Benoni. He was our second child, a brother to his sister Kelly who was two years older. Perhaps the earliest indication that something was amiss was that he didn’t...

Matthew’s Transplant Story T+1 – Janet & Brian Legemaate

If you haven't already, you can read part 1 & 2 here... Day T-0 ended way past midnight.  The day had been “surreal” - a word that we began to use a lot.   Before this day we talked about organ donation all the time – and glibly spoke about Matthew’s need for a...

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Hero777 aims to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation in South Africa.  Our aim is to use all avenues open to us to raise awareness. These include but are not limited to social media, print media, radio or television, events and campaigns. Find out more…

Click Here to Find Out How To Become an Organ & Tissue Donor

Becoming an organ donor once you have made the decision is simply 3 steps:


  1. TALK to your family and tell them of your decision.
  2. REGISTER as an Organ Donor on the Organ Donor Foundation website www.odf.org.za (click here ) OR contact them on their toll free number during office hours: 0800226611
  3. SHARE your decision with all your family and friends and start the conversation about organ donation. Help us spread the word and save lives.
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A biker with secondhand parts

A biker with secondhand parts

YOU'VE woken up with a crick in the neck, and end up walking around for a couple of days wincing at every turn, wondering how you'll manage to sleep if you can't get into a position that relieves the pain. After a few anti-inflammatories, the ache eases, and you thank...

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Are you too long in the tooth?

Are you too long in the tooth?

Are you too old to donate your organs and tissue? Written by Janine Magree EASTER is just around the corner and this would normally be an opportune time to set up an organ donor awareness table amongst the feel-good fuzzy ducklings, daffodils and bunny decorations at...

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“Celebrating the extended life of Michelle Michael, business woman, philanthropist, lawyer, mother, daughter and friend to many, which was made possible by an organ donor.” by Janine Magree

“Celebrating the extended life of Michelle Michael, business woman, philanthropist, lawyer, mother, daughter and friend to many, which was made possible by an organ donor.” by Janine Magree

          Once in a while, we come across that rare being whose approach to life is a dizzying whirlwind of philanthropy, family, industry, and achievement. Michelle Michael is one such person.  The eldest of four children, Michelle was born in Osindisweni Hospital in...

read more
SHARE YOUR SPARE

SHARE YOUR SPARE

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 focal segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) in 2012, just a few months after our oldest son was born. This came as a massive shock to us because I had never felt sick. It was during my pregnancy (around the 32-week mark) when the doctor...

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Hero777 aims to increase awareness about organ and tissue donation in South Africa.  Our aim is to use all avenues open to us to raise awareness. These include but are not limited to social media, print media, radio or television, events and campaigns. Find out more…

Click Here to Find Out How To Become an Organ & Tissue Donor

Becoming an organ donor once you have made the decision is simply 3 steps:


  1. TALK to your family and tell them of your decision.
  2. REGISTER as an Organ Donor on the Organ Donor Foundation website www.odf.org.za (click here ) OR contact them on their toll free number during office hours: 0800226611
  3. SHARE your decision with all your family and friends and start the conversation about organ donation. Help us spread the word and save lives.
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