Along the Road to Recovery

As we approached 3 months post transplant for Matthew, I opened Facebook recently to be reminded of this post that I had written a year ago: “When I opened my eyes this morning, I just knew that today was going to be a battle and that I needed to win it. A battle not...

I don’t have to fight for Every Breath anymore! – by Anchen van Dyk

This joyful piece by lung recipient, Anchen van Dyk, shows just how much we healthy folks take for granted each day. It also gives insight into how the recipient feels about their incredible gift of life. (Janine Magree) When asked if she would mind Hero777 sharing...

My sister’s kidney – a life-saving gift of love – by Jennifer Swanepoel

My name is Jennifer Swanepoel and I am mom to two VERY busy young adults!  Our lives were hectic at the time I was diagnosed with Chronic kidney disease in July 2015. My son was doing Matric, my daughter was very involved at school, I was running my small business and...

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 Receives His Heart & Double Lung Transplant

Matthew and his mother, Janet, began the Matthew’s Journey and the Hero777 Facebook pages when the family realised the critical need for people to register and talk with their family about being an organ and tissue donor. The exact numbers are not clear but...

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

"Matthew Legemaate is an incredibly inspirational 19 year old who’s motto is B positive. He firmly believes that God has a plan for his life and he is also well aware that the positive experiences he has had, have been a gift to him." Click here to continue...

Matthew’s Transplant T+23 – Going Home.

  We arrived at the hospital raring to take Matthew home. However, we knew that it always took a while to get out of hospital. We also knew that it was planned for Matthew to leave around 10:00 am. This was to coordinate doctors to be available to see him off. We...

Brogan’s Story

My name is Brogan and I am 18. As a young child I was often sick. Whatever was going around I would catch it - endless ear infections and one dose of ’flu after the next. When I was five, I went through episodes of unexplained unconsciousness. I would be unconscious...

Alan and Marita Procter – Organ Donors who Saved Lives

On the 8th of September one year my parents were killed in one of the most devastating road accidents in Cape Town in years… They were ambling home in rush hour traffic on a Tuesday afternoon making their way slowly up Wynberg Hill toward the M3 Freeway. This...

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...

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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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About Us


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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