Karabo, an 11-year-old boy with a severe form of cerebral palsy. Karabo was a recipient of a wheelchair in 2020 through the Sweethearts Foundation's 12 Days of Christmas Campaign in 2019. We reached out to Karabo's mother, Mosa, to ask how the wheelchair has impacted Karabo's life. Before receiving the wheelchair, Karabo's mobility was limited, making it difficult for him to go outside and explore the world. However, since receiving the wheelchair, his life has changed significantly. He is now able to go outside and roam around the streets, which is something he loves to do. Karabo is very much aware of his emotions, and his mother says that he expresses them well. The wheelchair has also given Karabo the opportunity to pursue his interests and passions. He loves to visit a girl in his neighbourhood who has the same condition as him, and he now has the freedom to go and see her whenever he wants.
The wheelchair has also affected Karabo's relationship with his mother positively, as he now understands that she will always come back to him and finds joy in waiting for her at the gate.
Mosa is completing her degree in foundation phase education this year, and she says that watching Karabo learn how to communicate using his eyes inspired her to pursue this profession. She expresses her gratitude to the donors who provided the wheelchair, saying that they have not only provided a means of mobility for Karabo but also an opportunity to explore life in a different way. She appreciates the effort and love that the Sweethearts
Foundation puts into the hearts of people they don't even know. Karabo's story is a testament to the life-changing impact that a simple act of kindness can have.
We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Karabo's journey and the journeys of many other individuals like him.