Stories of Hope

Ironman athlete does the miles for smiles

Port Elizabeth’s Michelle Mortimer is going the extra mile by competing in this year’s Ironman to put smiles on children’s faces. This is the second year Michelle will be competing in the gruelling race for the Smile Foundation, a South African non-governmental organisation which helps children in need of surgery[…]

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Brainy Baby brainchild of graphic designer

Lara-Anne Derbyshire is the brand strategist at Boomtown Advertising. She is also the brains behind Brainy Baby, a beautiful, visually stimulating cloth for babies. It is selling like hot cakes all over the world now with orders from Switzerland and Italy! This is her story. What is  your role at Boomtown and[…]

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Family walk out their faith after rare diagnosis

This is a story about hope and a family walking out their faith. Mom Penine shares her story about her son, Wian, who was diagnosed with a rare illness called Fanconi anaemia (FA). This is a rare genetic disease passed down through families (inherited) that mainly affects the bone marrow. It results[…]

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Real estate agent Liz on top of her game

Harcourts Summerton’s Liz Fields has been in the real estate business for a long time and she is one of the best in the business. Honest, professional and just an allround nice person, she has sound advice for those thinking of pursuing this career. How did you get into the[…]

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Finding a rainbow after the storm

Fourteen months ago, the Howard family’s lives were changed forever. Luke and Carmen’s youngest son, Bennett, who was only 5 months old, died. The young couple live in Durban but were born and bred in Port Elizabeth. They have two other sons, Grayson, 4, and their rainbow baby Gabriel, who[…]

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