Second chance to be the first

Tremaine van Aardt

A KIDNEY transplant two years ago has not only given Mthunzi Fatyi a new lease on life, it has also given him a second chance to participate in sport competitively.

The former rugby player was devastated two years ago when he was told he would need a transplant and that it would impact on his physical activity.

Now, the 30-year-old Grahamstown post-graduate education student is among the 1800 athletes from 50 countries who will be participating in the World Transplant Games (WTG) in Durban next month.

“I have always been a sportsman, so when the doctor told me I would never be able to play contact sport again I was devastated,” he said.

“Then I found out about the games and now I have my fighting spirit back, which I hope will carry me over the finish line first when I compete in the 100m sprint and 500m walk events.”

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