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The Story
The Journey
Meet Lethabo Magooa, a remarkable student from Midrand who defied the odds despite facing challenges from birth due to amniotic band syndrome (fibrous bands of the amniotic sac get tangled around a developing fetus).
Since 2022, Lethabo has been a beneficiary of Jumping Kids receiving a top-notch below-knee prosthetic device. Thanks to this support, he's not just walking confidently at school but also excelling academically. In fact, he passed Grade 5 at Spark School in Midrand with distinctions across all subjects.
Currently in Grade 6, he's eager to expand his horizons beyond academics. Already into Karate, he dreams of adding soccer and basketball to his list of achievements.
With determination and support, Lethabo is proving that nothing can hold him back from reaching new heights.

Get to know Lethabo a little better in the Q&A below:
What is your favourite subject at school and why?
Maths because it's a fun subject that requires one to think and use calculations to find the answers.
What would you like to pursue as a career one day?
I would like to be an entrepreneur and have my own business. If not, then maybe a pilot.
What types of sports and extracurricular activities are you involved in?
The only thing I do currently is Karate but, I would like to explore basketball in the future.
What do you hope to try with your new prosthetic sports blade?
I hope to try playing soccer or basketball in future.
What is your message to children living with a physical challenge?
Just because other people look at you differently doesn't mean you are not like them; all people are different in their own ways, and you must accept yourself for the person you are today.

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