‘Turbo’ back on the road again

2015-07-23 06:01
=David Viljoen in his wheelchair nicknamed “Turbo” which was repaired by the Uitenhage Lions Club. David was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. 

=David Viljoen in his wheelchair nicknamed “Turbo” which was repaired by the Uitenhage Lions Club. David was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. Photo: SUPPLIED

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David Viljoen has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and relies on a motorized wheelchair called “Turbo” to get around. He recently had the misfortune that the gear bearings of Turbo had worn and needed to be replaced.

“As an MND sufferer David donates his time to supporting causes which creates awareness about MND. The Uitenhage Lions Club shares these key values,” said Lion President Andre van Niekerk.

The Lions Club managed to obtain spare gear bearings which were donated to David. He will now be able to continue with educating and assisting the community with Turbo being back on the road again.

David was appointed as Ambassador of the “We MiND Foundation” and is also associated with Friends of MND.

Both of the above are non-profit organisations (NPO) that are committed to supporting and developing awareness regarding MND in communities including Uitenhage and Despatch.

)For more information regarding the MND awareness projects contact David on emaildavidviljoen66@hotmail.com or Sister Gaynor Marion Bishop email friendsofmnd@gmail.com

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