Social & Community News
16 August 2019

Rustenburg – The generosity of those who turned up for Jaco’s fundraiser at Libertas Wedding & Function Venue on Saturday 27 July enabled Jaco’s family to buy him a new specialised wheelchair. 

Efforts to raise funds for Jaco Fourie’s medical expenses and equipment which are vital for his ongoing recovery are clearly paying off. 

Jaco, a 21-year old student-teacher and avid rugby player, suffered devastating injuries in a car accident on 24 March 2018.

During the accident, Jaco sustained a C2 neck fracture, hip fracture and lung injuries. 
He was later transferred to rehab where he remained until 20 February 2019 and is now back home with his family. 

Lisa Jansen, Jaco’s stepmother, broke the good news to Platinum Weekly. 
“He is now more independent and can move around freely tanks to this new wheelchair,” Lisa added.

Back from left: Jaco Fourie Senior, Lisa Jansen, Darius Schoonbee and Nettie Oberholzer. Front: Jaco Fourie.


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