Ruby’s miracle  

Our precious little Ruby Jade Ballack was born on Wednesday, 21st of November, 2001. Her name, Ruby, was chosen by her father, Wayne, before she was born, as rubies are his favourite stone.  When Ruby made her entrance into the world at 08h05 that morning, weighing...

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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...

Being a related kidney transplant recipient – This is Chris’s story

Some of my earliest memories revolve around hospitals and doctors, since they have always been an integral part of my life. Without a miraculous intervention by doctors when I was about 10 months old, a viral infection might have killed me. From that time on, I...

Being a related living donor by Heidi Taylor

I cannot remember a time when my brother was well. That is, not until he received my kidney 30 years ago. I was born in 1964, and Christopher was born in 1967. We have no other siblings.  When Chris was 8 months old, and I was just turning three, he contracted a...

A heart of a Stranger – by Sanjay Maharaj

Growing up, medical aid and visits to doctors was not part of our family budget. We were nursed at home, by mum or grandma with traditional medicines. It worked and we lived healthy lives. In mid 2007 I was doing my last delivery of the day in the area I live, I run...

Life as we know it came to a complete standstill! by Annatjie Nel

Life as we know it came to a complete standstill in June 2018 when our oldest daughter, Tanya was diagnosed with end stage renal failure. We are a close family living in a log cabin build by my husband’s great grandfather. We live at Tugela Beach on the KZN North...

Now I’ll be able to walk my daughters down the aisle! by Charles Ferguson

I have always been a sporty person who has been conscious of health and fitness. At any opportunity I would involve myself in some sort of sporting activity. In August 1991 while playing a rugby match, I collapsed on the field. Fortunately one of the club doctors who...

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...

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...

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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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Hans’s Story

Hans’s Story

Written by Yolandi Du Plessis  My Dad was born with an extremely rare lung disease called "Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD or AATD)". This is a genetic disorder which he was unfortunately only diagnosed with at the age of 36. After his diagnosis, he took the...

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Brogan’s Story

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...

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Carol’s Story

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...

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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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