Your chance to meet ex-actress, Gaynor Young when she visits St Francis Bay
St Francis Animal Rescue is delighted to announce that Gaynor Young will be speaking on behalf of their charity at The Links Clubhouse on Monday 22nd April, at 10.00 am.
Most will remember Gaynor as the actress who survived a near-fatal 18 metre plunge down a stage lift shaft at the State Theatre in Pretoria in 1989.
At that time, Gaynor was a rising star in the theatre but her career was cruelly cut short when she fell five storeys during a scene-change during a performance of Camelot.
Gaynor suffered multiple fractures and brain damage including the loss of 98% of her hearing, most of her sight and mobility on the right side of her body. According to reports at that time, she spent five weeks in a coma and received intensive therapy for years, learning to walk, talk and eat unaided. After 18 years of being deaf, she got her hearing back through cochlear implants. She currently has only 40% eye-sight but claims she sees “so much beauty that others often miss”.
The woman who specialists feared would never be able to do anything again, won the South African Blog of the Year award in 2015 – plus she has been back on stage, performing in two one-woman shows. Not only has Gaynor recovered to the point of independence, she spends a large part of her ‘new life’ motivating others through her blog, books, shows and talks.
In answer to the question: “What would your life be like if you hadn’t fallen on that day?” – Gaynor replies – “Who knows. I can only look at what my life is now and rejoice!”
Don’t miss hearing Gaynor Young’s hugely inspirational talk about her life on Easter Family Day. Bring friends, bring family and come and join us in celebrating life!
Where & When: The talk is being hosted by St Francis Links on Monday 22nd April at 10:00am
Tickets are selling now at Kouga Print and Toffee Clothing for R150 each.
This price includes refreshments.
All proceeds from Gaynor’s talk go towards our ‘Open Your Eyes & Sterilize’ campaign and our feeding and medical treatment programs for the cats and dogs of Sea Vista.
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