LISTEN : Hero777 SABC Interview with Matthew

We were interviewed again for the SABC radio stations. This time post Matthew's heart and double lung Transplant. Play the audio file below:

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...

Bryn’s Story

The term hero often makes one think of a strapping fire fighter or life guard helping people or saving lives. A year on that is exactly what Bryn Magree, a young 17 year old, qualified life saver, continues to be to many people. Read his incredible story below...

Don’t break my heart, my Achy Breaky heart…. by Anthony Breakey

My name is Anthony Breakey which is rather apt as my surname rhymes with the Billy Rae Cyrus song Achy Breaky Heart, where he sings, "Don't break my heart, my Achy Breaky heart...." Little did I know that this song would take on a whole new meaning to me after I'd...

My Donor gave me back the most important parts of my life – by Penni Purcell

In about 1990 while living in Cape Town I was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and faulty left value. I was put on medication for my heart and the water retention I was experiencing and I went for regular check-ups. Thirteen years later, in 2003 my husband and I moved...

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...

Life Is A Journey – by Henk Goris

Receiving a donor kidney has not only meant that I have returned to a normal lifestyle, being blessed with the gift of life means that I now have a new perspective on life, and the best part is having the energy and zest to put this into practise. My donor family has...

Carol’s Story

I am Carol Summerfield I was 21 years of age and in the prime years of my life when my kidney journey began in about May 1989. I noticed that my ankles started retaining water and I decided to go to my GP.  He suspected Nephrotic Syndrome.  I was sent for...

My Name is Selva – I am a survivor… and I am a transplant recipient…by Selva Kisten

In April of 2004 doctors discovered that I had a cardiac issue and I underwent a triple bypass.  It was also noted that I had an arrhythmia of my heart and the doctors believed that I had a heart attack in 2002 which had caused damage in my heart.  I had not realised...

Time for Checkups Post Transplant

Matthew came home from the hospital on a Wednesday, so Wednesday became “check-up day”. With the first week at home being a “no go zone” for visitors, the first trip back to the hospital was Matthew’s first excursion post transplant, and he loved the idea of seeing...

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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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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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