“My life as a grateful transplant recipient” by Tersia

The greatest gift one could ever receive is the gift of life…   When a person comes face to face with the prospect of death as I have, you tend to look at life very differently.     Before my Transplant:     Since childhood, I have suffered from chronic liver...

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...

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...

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...

Matthew’s Transplant : T – 1

My mom and I would not be able to tell my transplant story if a donor family had not made the difficult decision to donate their loved ones organs.  This decision has given me the “Gift of Life”.  It has also given me the chance to go after my...

I’ve had a “New Heart” for 17 Years and going Strong! by Sannie Liebenberg

Many people are reticent to say how old they are.  I on the other hand am so blessed to be able to say that I am a 69 year old woman from KZN.  Why? Because I received a heart transplant in January 2001, and have now had my new heart for 17 and a half years. What a...

Matthew – Nine Months On!

August 2018 - As we look back over the last year it is hard to explain just how significant the changes have been in all our lives.  A year ago we were contemplating the future with such trepidation and trying desperately to remain positive and plan ways to make...

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...

20 years on borrowed time – a warts an’ all account

One couple's story of the challenges and triumphs of life as a long-time heart recipient... There is a certain proud glow that radiates off Alan Hoyte, 75, as he looks at his wife, Karin, or any of his "four fantastic children." It comes as no surprise then, that when...

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...

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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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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:


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  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
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