A stroke of genius

I would like to share a piece of writing with you that was written by one of my patients, Mr C.G. He’s a 42-year-old man who currently lives in Durban. Just over a year ago he had an unexpected large stroke on the left side of his brain. At the time, he was a healthy,…

Victorious: The power of family

The story of Atlegile Ramontsha Atlegile Ramontsha is a bright eight-year-old boy who is currently receiving therapy from our multidisciplinary team at Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital. I recently sat down with his aunt, Lerato Ntsweng, to chat to her about their family’s journey with a child diagnosed with cancer. Question: How did you come to be…

When teamwork works

On 18 June 2020, Mr RK’s (30) life changed forever. He was working on the side of the N4 highway when a truck lost control and crashed into the median barricade, crushing him in the process. He lost two colleagues as a consequence. Mr RK, who suffered a crushed right leg, multiple broken ribs, punctured…

A short story about hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu It is the beginning of 2021, and a lot is happening that can make us all feel despondent. Here is a short story (which will hopefully turn into a series of posts) to remind ourselves that hope…