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Stella was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure in 2011 at the age of 35. She has been on hemodialysis since then. Stella has a BCom Honours Degree in Strategic Communication Management as well as a Programme in Project Management certificate. Stella has been on the waiting list for a kidney since 2012 and unlike her kidney function which is almost non-existent, Stella applies her skills and time to TELL. She enjoys travelling and scuba diving when time, budget, and health allow.
Alice was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic illness that made it necessary for her to have a double lung transplant in 2008 at the age of 23, and then again in 2017 at the age of 33. She is the first person in SA to survive two bi-lateral lung transplants. She is also a B Comm Accounting graduate with a career working mostly in the Financial Services industry. She has participated in three World Transplant Games’ winning medals for squash (before she tore her Achilles tendon twice in the space of 7 weeks) and race walking. Alice is one of the co-founders of TELL. Lives for travelling, when there is not a global pandemic at play.
Fawn was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic illness that destroyed her lungs and made it necessary for her to have a double lung transplant in 2013. After she recovered she began her career in digital marketing and soon opened her digital agency, Social Incubator, which she continues to run full time. She wanted to give back to the transplant community and co-founded TELL and is dedicated to seeing this NPO achieve its goal of transforming the organ donation culture in South Africa.
Bonnie is currently a PhD candidate and Senior Associate Teacher in Medical Law at the University of Bristol Law School, having received a University of Bristol PhD Studentship. She completed her LL.B degree at NWU and her LL.M in 2012. Outside of the academic environment, she is an avid organ donation activist who co-founded TELL.
Coreen was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis in 1990 just after she turned a year old. Autoimmune hepatitis is a liver disease where your immune system rejects your liver. She was waitlisted for a liver transplant in September 2019, but fortunately, one of her friends came forward and offered to donate part of his liver to Coreen. She still leaves a predominantly healthy life and takes medication daily to prevent rejection of her transplanted liver. Coreen works full-time at a school in Edenvale as the coach of Rowing and as a teacher.
Zane was born different and is a special unicorn that needed an operation. One of his parts was no longer working and a spare part was donated to him from a zebra. Zane now spends his days telling kids how important it is to SHARE THEIR SPARE and how being born different is ok. We found that by using Zane’s story, children understand organ and tissue donation and don’t find the concept frightening.
Find out more about our Zane Project HERE