AmaTuks assisted the Reach for a Dream Foundation in making one of the children diagnosed with bone cancer’s dream come true.
The Reach for a Dream Foundation helps to fulfill the dreams of children fighting life threatening illnesses.
Sibusio Dlangamandla is a thirteen (13) year old boy who comes from a rural village in Mpumalanga. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) at a young age. Before his diagnoses Sibusiso liked playing football, but because of his condition the young man cannot play his favourite sport anymore.
One of his wishes was to re-experience what it is like to be on a football field again, and AmaTuks made that come true on Saturday 30 November 2013.
Sibusiso was invited to the AmaTuks league match against AmaZulu. The young man from Mpumalanga was given VVIP treatment by AmaTuks. He was ushered to the change-room to meet the AmaTuks players before they took to the field.
At halftime Sibusiso was in for another surprise. Reabetswe Mmekwa (Reabetswe Le Ditsala Children's Project), Simphiwe Dludlu , Alice Khosa (AmaTuks MC's), TK (Reach for a Dream) and George Senosha (Pick n Pay Soshanguve) invited the young man onto the field. Sibusiso was the presented with a trophy from Reabetswe to show that he is a champion in the fight against cancer. He also received a laptop with a carry bag, R1 000 Pick n Pay shopping voucher and an AmaTuks playing jersey. Sibusiso had always wanted a laptop so he could do his school work while he is in hospital.
Just when Sbu thought his day was done and it was time to go home, AmaTuks sprung another suprise. After the match ended, the match ball from the 2 - 0 win againt AmaZulu was signed by all the players and technical staff. Tebogo Monyai the AmaTuks captain then presented the signed ball to the aspiring footballer. Tebogo also invited Sibusiso to come to all the AmaTuks games as he was their lucky charm in breaking the string of losses.
“All thanks to the AmaTuks team, Sibusiso's dream fulfilment was made extra special. He will remain in hospital until he has completed his treatment, and to our team he is another child who has touched our lives’. Said Nompumelelo Mlambo (Dream Coordinator: Pretoria).
Indeed Sibusiso has touched our lives, and we wish him all the best with his treatment.