Oct 22, 2011

Human well being

Working in a Rehab Centre and caring constantly for our animals’ health and well being, we sometimes forget the impact they can have on our health and on our well being.

This was the case of Daniel van Wyk who came to visit our center through the program “Make a wish”. Daniel is a cancer sufferer and his specific wish was to interact closely with wildlife, especially with cheetah and lion.

On arriving in South Africa he was not well and mobility was a problem. However we were informed that after he visited the Rehab and the Kruger Park he started walking freely. By the time he returned home, he was running which he has not been able to do for the past 2 years.

We have been advised that his leukemia is now in remission and he will be able to return to school after 2 years of absence. The stimulation and positive motivation of interacting with wildlife has seen Daniel return to Holland to live an almost normal life after a long and painful treatment. Well done Daniel, we wish you much happiness and health from us all at Moholoholo

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