26 Feb 2011

Last weekend I flew down to Cape Town to surprise George Scola.

He had been walking the distance of 2300 km's from Beit Bridge, in the far north of South Africa, to Cape Point, in the far south over the last 6 months to raise awareness for the Stroke Survivors Foundation.

There's the mountain!

Rod the Frog, Jonathan, Marli and I joined him on the N1 highway and walked 14 km with him, through Cape Town. I take my hat off to George because he averaged 18 km every day for 6 months, and I was exhausted and starving after just 14 kms. (Thank goodness George introduced me after our walk to Jack at Cape Town's best pizza spot: Ristorante Posticino).

George finished this walk, a massive 2437km today and is celebrating at a banquet tonight. Jolandi, Mongezi and I share our wishes for him here.

(view youtube video here)

Rod joined George and Ray Chaplin (his support vehicle driver) for quite a bit of his walk- so you can read about his adventures with George on his latest blog post here.

The Stroke Survivors Foundation is playing a vital part in helping survivors with their recovery, adjusting to life and staying informed, motivated and positive. They are creating a national network that provides the much needed post-discharge rehabilitation and support for stroke survivors, their families and caregivers.

If you would like to support George on this mission, then please get in touch!

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