Day 4: Cape Town
A beautiful sunny and warm Cape Townian day – A Joburger cracks a joke, “This is the best kind of day for a real estate agent, just tell them the weather is like this all the time.” The weather in Cape Town might be mostly cold and wet but the people are warm and friendly.
First we travelled to the Eric Miles Cheshire Home where we met the most interesting people. A thing that most people forgets about physical disability is that they are not disabled. Most people who are physically disabled have the exact same mental and emotional capability as someone who is not. They have just lost use of their limbs or ability of speech. Cheshire Home in Cape Town showed us how people with disabilities overcome it and prove to live a normal life.
Next we visited the QUASAR home and met with artist Ferdi Prins, who paints beautifully by use of his mouth.
Dave gave a inspirational talk to the house and we met with David Bennie, the chairman of Quadpara Association of South Africa (QASA).
We ended off the day by visiting the Killarney Racetrack in Cape Town where a crowd gathered to meet with Dave Barr and listen to his incredible story of hope.
Bikers from different clubs and all walks of life came to listen. We’ve received enromous support from the M.O.T.H club and thanks each and every member for all their efforts.
A special thank you to the Hells Angels in Cape Town who gave us a warm reception and also for coming out to Killarney Racetrack to Help Dave with his bike.
A very special meeting with Dave and Anton van Rooyen who also lost his legs and was together with Dave Barr in the 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria. Next to them is also a special woman, Daphne, she was the nurse who looked after them. Incredible, the paths that life takes us on.