Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday was one of the highlights of my life.
A guy was brought there on a wheel stair, carried onto the podium. He was introduced as Jaco Strydom. He got cancer 4 years ago. Instead of going down he started doing ultra long mountainbike ride of up to 7 000 km plus, mainly on gravel roads.
Now he cannot walk or cycle anymore. But boy, did he leave a powerful message: I used my second chance. What are YOU doing with YOUR second chance?
Hats off to Jaco. He is a real man under men!
I was driven back to Naboom on Saturday. On Sunday we took out the bikes for a 90 km ride.
If Jaco could do it, then we can as well. Go well, survivor Jaco! And thanks for your great example!