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The Reach For A Dream Foundation pushed a young man’s dream closer to reality; now the cancer survivor thanked the team for believing in him.


South Africa (14 September 2021) – Reach For A Dream recently celebrated 33 years of fulfilling the dreams of children from across South Africa between the ages of 3 and 18 faced with a life-threatening illness.

This is an extraordinary milestone for a non-profit organisation in South Africa. Reach For A Dream is still engaging with children, families, and medical teams across South Africa despite the lockdown and global pandemic. The Foundation has had to adapt to this ‘new normal’, and in doing so, has a list of dream children in waiting.

While there are hundreds of children with life-threatening illnesses waiting for their dreams to come true, there are a few that have overcome their battles. Reach For A Dream recently shared a story of one of their dreamers who has defeated cancer and has now been cancer-free for six years.

Lonwabo Sila was the recipient of his dream gift. He always wanted to be a designer, and the Reach For A Dream team gifted him a Macbook Pro to make the dream a reality.

“It is moments like these that leave us feeling grateful that we can share Lonwabo Sila’s survivor story. Lonwabo is from Cape Town, and it was on the 4th of April 2015 when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Lonwabo is an aspiring designer by heart and when our dream team spoke to Lonwabo his biggest wish was to own his very own Macbook Pro. Our hearts were filled with joy when we surprised him with his ultimate dream.​
Lonwabo is now 6 years cancer-free and is driven even more to go out and pursue his dreams as a designer”

Lonwabo reached out to the foundation to send a message of thanks. He has encouraged the foundation to keep doing what they are doing.

If you would like to help make a dream come true, you can find out how via the website here.

Sources: Reach for a Dream Foundation
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