BORN on July 18, Clarendon resident Delaine Cools says that her parents have always found her birthday a bit more special than other birthdays, stating that she is a “Madiba” child. Revelling in thought that she is born on the special day of Nelson Mandela’s birthday, Cools says that she always tries to honour Mandela Day as well as her birthday in an earthly way via a team effort with her work colleagues at the Comrades Marathon offices by planting trees, cleaning up the neighbourhood or spending time at a children’s home. “We always do something special with our official Comrades charities, supporting their work and doing what we can to do more and be more,” said Cools. Cools said that found she found it fulfilling to contribute to charities through cash or kind, or both either daily or at least on a monthly basis all year round. “I think Tata Madiba would have wanted us to live out his spirit and find our good nature within to be the best that we could ever be and keep giving more.“We have a rich legacy as South Africans where so many great people have showcased passion, compassion, courage and resilience,” said Cools. Cools challenged all South Africans to fly their flags of goodwill and humaneness on July 18 as well as every other day of the year.