One year ago, 12-year-old Joshua King was a very sick little boy. He had undergone gruelling chemotherapy and faced a long recovery following a bone marrow transplant. Today, Josh is back at school and once again able to take part in the sports he so loves, thanks to the generosity of a stranger who had registered as a bone marrow donor.
In June 2009, hospitals, doctors and angst filled Josh's days, but this June, it was an apple-cheeked, energetic boy who raced down Cape Town's Melkbosstrand on a Blokart, the land yacht that was introduced to South Africa in 2008.
Left: Josh with Top Billing presenter Michael Moll.
Josh's presence was a powerful reminder of the importance of the work done by the Sunflower Fund, the organisation that aims to grow the number of donors on the South African Bone Marrow Registry.