[Joburg Kindness] Andy Maqondwana and The Body Shop acknowledge Joburg's heroes
74 days ago
Every weekday at 11:15, Andy highlights those. local superheroes making a difference in their communities. In every crisis, there's an opportunity for kindness and goodness to shine through. People from around the world have come together to share their acts of kindness and it's exactly what we all need right now!
Listen to these beautiful moments of kindness from this past week...
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- I Love Randburg
- People for Purpose
If you would like to donate to Mbonisi's medical initiative, please donate by clicking here.
Nokuphila Mabena is raising funds for her son Mbonisi Moyo, a bright 18-year-old that suffered a stroke on his left side on the 10th of July 2020. He is currently receiving physiotherapy twice a week.
Unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia which doctors suspect was the cause of his stroke. He has to attend treatment to manage his sickle cell anaemia in the future.
"Sickle cell anaemia is one of a group of disorders known as sickle cell disease. Sickle cell anaemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body.
Normally, the flexible, round red blood cells move easily through blood vessels. In sickle cell anaemia, the red blood is shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These rigid, sticky cells can get stuck in small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body.
There's no cure for most people with sickle cell anaemia. But treatments can relieve pain and help prevent complications associated with the disease." - mayoclinic.org
Mbonisi's mother, Nokuphila Mabena, has bravely reached out to the community for support in raising the funds needed to pay off existing medical bills that come to around R28 500.
Mbonisi is also due for his haematology review on the 10th of November 2020. This requires a deposit of R5 500, which his mother is hard at work trying to cover.
Reaching this target would mean the world to Nokuphila and her son. It would be a safety net for them after everything they have gone through in the past month
Reaching this target would mean the world to Nokuphila and her son. It would be a safety net for them after everything they have gone through in the past months. The funds will be used towards outstanding hospital bills with any extra going towards future treatment for Mbonisi.
Karabo, 14-years-old, started a foundation to raise funds to give sanitary pads to girls and to women,
Some of them have to use toilet paper and this is not healthy - so I started this foundation
Andy started her radio journey as a presenter on Stellenbosch-based station MFM 92.6 while studying for a BSc Honors in Psychology at Stellenbosch University.
She’s been at our sister station Kfm 94.5 since 2015, first as an overnight presenter, late nights then the Sunday Weekend Breakfast show.
She is proudly a small-town girl, with a big personality, and if her show is anything to go by, she’s rocking the big city well.
Catch Andy from 09:00 to midday, Monday to Friday, for the biggest hits from the 947 playlist, the freshest lifestyle content, relationship conversations and everything Joburg – you should see her walk around here like she owns the place.