Headline News
12 April 2019

Rustenburg – Jaco Fourie, a 21-year old student-teacher and avid rugby player, suffered devastating injuries in a car accident on 24 March 2018.

During the accident, Jaco sustained lung injuries, a hip fracture and a C2 neck fracture. He was connected to a ventilator and was kept under sedation. He was later transferred to rehab where he remained until 20 February 2019 and is now back home with his family and smiling.

Jaco is starting to string words into sentences. When you ask him how he is doing, he proudly gives a thumbs-up! Jaco celebrated his 21st birthday on 3 March.

Being with his family has accelerated his healing process and he is doing very well. However, he has a long expensive road to recovery ahead of him. “The next step towards recovery is physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.

He also requires a full-time caregiver. Because of his keen rugby acumen, it was decided that a rugby day was the way to go, to help raise funds,” said Jaco Fourie Senior, Jaco’s dad. 

A fun-filled fund-raising event will be held for Jaco on 27 April.
This event will take place at the Newrak Impala Rugby Club and supporters can look forward to good food, a variety stalls, entertainment and great rugby.

Entrance is R20 per person and R40 for teams that want to play a match or two to support Jaco. For more information, contact Naas Oliver on 082 926 8403 or Lisa Jansen on 071 131 4724 if you would like to set up a stall at the event.

Jaco gives a thumbs-up with a big smile on his face.
    Jaco during his last match before the accident.


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